Also I highly recommend you watch the video below by Jeremy Chapman, this is a quick overview and video walkthrough on the product and a demo of it in action.
Installing the P2V Solution Accelerator
Open up the P2VMigration.msi.
Accept the license agreement and click “Next”.
Click on “Install”.
You will be prompted in the middle of the installation to download additional files, these are noted in the Release Notes. If you don’t have access to download these at this time, you will have to download them later.
Lets click on “Yes” and have it download the files for me.
You will also be prompted to copy files into your MDT Deployment Share during the install process. Click “Yes” on this prompt.
Click “Finish” to exit the installation.
Post-Install Changes – Lite Touch
After installing, the installer will have downloaded the required files into your DeploymentShare\Tools folder. If you choose to download these manually, make sure to put the files in the \Tools folder as you see below.
If you open up the Deployment Workbench and create a new Task Sequence, you will see 3 new templates available.
- Standard Client Task Sequence with P2V Migration
- Standard Client Replace Task Sequence with P2V Migration
- Custom Task Sequence with P2V Migration
Post Install Changes – ConfigMgr Integration
There is no documentation provided for ConfigMgr setup. That should be in the next Beta according to Jeremy Chapman in the video I linked above. Here are just some examples of changes you might see, this may not include all changes.
Looking at the Task Sequence Wizard for ConfigMgr (with MDT Integration), we will also see the 3 new templates.
- Client Replace Task Sequence for P2V Migration
- P2V Restore only Template
- Client Task Sequence for P2V Migration
You will have to no doubt have to update your ConfigMgr MDT Toolkit package to include the new scripts and Tools that have been added to the DeploymentShare with the P2V installer. Either use the wizard to create another Toolkit package for you, or manually copy over the new files as I’ve identified as “new” below.
A quick compare of our old Toolkit package versus the new Toolkit P2V package, shows us these are the differences, if you prefer to manually update, then copy the updated files into your existing Toolkit package.
That’s it for the install. I’ll post a few more entries once I get further into my testing with the Beta. Enjoy!