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Description

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Evaluation Lab Kit provides a self-deploying Configuration Manager lab environment and guidance on using this unified platform to deploy and manage Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. At the end of this lab, you will become familiar with using certain key features of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager in the unified Microsoft Endpoint Manager administration console. 

Microsoft Endpoint Manager provides transformative cloud management and security that meets customers where they are and helps them move to the cloud at their own pace. What makes this innovation in Microsoft Endpoint Manager possible is the native integration with Configuration Manager to co-manage your Windows 11 devices. 

You can continue to use Configuration Manager for managing Windows 11, and seamlessly add Microsoft Intune management without necessarily migrating. As a component of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Configuration Manager becomes the intelligent edge within your organization, connected to the Microsoft 365 intelligent cloud.

Lab environment

This lab guide is used with the lab environment provided with the Windows 11 and Office 365 Deployment Lab Kit. 

Download the lab environment here in the Evaluation Center

The kit provides you with an automatically provisioned virtual lab environment, including domain-joined desktop clients, a domain controller, an Internet gateway, and a fully configured Configuration Manager instance. The kit contains the latest evaluation versions of the following products:

  • Windows 11 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Version 2203
  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2022

The lab is also designed for integration with:

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
  • Office 365 E5 with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
     

Lab guide scenarios 

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Evaluation Kit lab guide provides step-by-step guidance for the following scenarios:

  • Plan and prepare infrastructure
  • Cloud Management Gateway
  • Tenant attach and co-management
  • Endpoint analytics
  • Optimize update delivery
     

Deploy Windows

  • OS deployment task sequences in Configuration Manager
  • Windows Autopilot
     

Service Windows

  • Servicing Windows using Group Policy
  • Servicing Windows using Microsoft Intune
  • Servicing Windows with Configuration Manager
     

Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

  • Cloud managed deployment
  • Locally managed deployment
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Deployment on Non-AD Joined Devices
  • Enterprise managed deployment using Configuration Manager
  • Enterprise managed deployment using Microsoft Intune
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Configuration Manager
  • Servicing Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise using Intune
  • LOB Deployment and Management with Microsoft Intune
  • Deploy Microsoft Teams
  • Assignment filters
     

Managing Microsoft Edge

  • Deploy and Update Edge
  • IE Mode
  • Setup Enterprise New Tab Page
     

Security and Compliance

  • BitLocker
  • Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Windows Hello for Business
     

Languages

  • English (United States)
     

Editions

  • The kit consists of two files: the self-guided lab instructions and the lab set up guide. The lab is downloaded separately as part of the Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit.

Prerequisites

Carefully read the information below before you download the lab environment associated with this lab guide.

System Requirements

The lab environment used with this lab guide supports the 64-bit editions of Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server 2016 or later. 

The Hyper-V Host on which the lab needs to be imported must meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Hyper-V role installed
  • Administrative rights on the device
  • 150 GB of free disk space (300 GB recommended)
  • High-throughput disk subsystem
  • 16 GB of available memory (32 GB recommended)
  • High-end processor for faster processing

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Note: Lab expires August 7, 2022. A new version will be published prior to expiration.

Download the lab environment here in the Evaluation Center.

Things to Know

The lab environment that runs with this lab kit contains evaluation software that is designed for IT professionals interested in evaluating Microsoft Endpoint Manager and related products on behalf of their organization. We do not recommend that you install this evaluation if you are not an IT professional or are not professionally managing corporate networks or devices. Additionally, the lab environment is intended for evaluation purposes only. It is a standalone virtual environment and should not be used or connected to your production environment.

Supporting products 

  • Configuration Manager helps IT manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.

    Get started with Configuration Manager: Current Branch | Technical Preview Branch

  • The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Evaluation Lab Kit provides a self-deploying Configuration Manager lab environment and guidance on using this unified platform to deploy and manage Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. At the end of this lab, you will become familiar with using certain key features of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager in the unified Microsoft Endpoint Manager administration console.

    Get stated with the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Evaluation Lab Kit

  • Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). Control how your organization’s devices are used—including mobile phones, tablets, laptops—and configure specific policies to control applications.

    Get started with Microsoft Intune

  • Microsoft Defender for Identity (formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection, also known as Azure ATP) is a cloud-based security solution that leverages your on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. 

    Get started with Microsoft Defender for Identity1

    1: Microsoft Defender for Identity is a part of the Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 trial

  • Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 offers a comprehensive solution for managing identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments.

    Get started with Identity Manager 2016