Installation

There are two options installing AutomatedLab:

Install-PackageProvider Nuget -Force
Install-Module AutomatedLab -AllowClobber

# Prepare sample content - modify to your needs
New-LabSources -Drive C

From MSI

AutomatedLab (AL) is a bunch of PowerShell modules. To make the installation process easier, it is provided as an MSI.

Download Link: https://github.com/AutomatedLab/AutomatedLab/releases

There are not many choices when installing AL.

Install1

The options Typical and Complete are actually doing the same and install AL to the default locations. The PowerShell modules go to "C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules", the rest to "C:\LabSources".

As LabSources can grow quite big, you should go for a custom installation and put this component on a disk with enough free space to store the ISO files. This disk does not have to be an SSD. Do not change the location of the modules unless you really know what you are doing.

Install2

Very important to AL is the LabSources folder that should look like this:

Install3

If all that worked you are ready to go for Getting Started.