New-LabSourcesFolder

SYNOPSIS

Create and populate a new labsources folder

SYNTAX

New-LabSourcesFolder [[-DriveLetter] <String>] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

Create and populate a new labsources folder. The labsources folder contains a bunch of useful or necessary components. When the cmdlet is executed for the first time, the lab sources content will be pulled from the master branch of the GitHub repository AutomatedLab.

This cmdlet can be used to update sample scripts. Be aware that it will overwrite your changes to any files.

The local lab sources can optionally be synced with Azure, all Lab cmdlets are aware of that and select the correct location for you, if you use the variable $LabSources

Folder content: DscConfigurations - Lab DSC configurations that have been applied to machines GitRepositories - Cloned repositories that have been pushed to your lab CI/CD release pipeline ISOs - Essential. Should contain OS ISOs you deploy your VMs from, can optionally contain product ISOs like SQL OSUpdates - Intended for OS updates, not automatically used PostInstallationActivities - Used in many samples, this folder contains some tasks like setting up a DSC Pull Server or creating thousands of users. Sample Scripts - Contains a wide range of sample scripts for you to play with SoftwarePackages - Intended for installers and the like Tools - Intended for little tools that e.g. get copied to each machine, if enabled

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> New-LabSourcesFolder -Drive D -Force

Download lab sources content to D:\LabSources and overwrite any existing files

PARAMETERS

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-DriveLetter

The drive to store LabSources on

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Force

Indicates that content will be replaced

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

None

OUTPUTS

System.Object

NOTES