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Document Purpose and Conventions

This document has the following aims:

  • To provide instructions to delegates to enable completion of the practical training labs
  • Where relevant, provide guidance which can be used during real world implementations

The following conventions are used to highlight important information.

Warning
Hot Tip
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Indicates the virtual machine that should be used for the exercise or task.

 

Lab Information
The lab environment consists of the following computers:

Computer

Role

Subnet

AD Site

1ETRNDC

Domain controller for the 1ETRN.LOCAL domain. The ConfigMgr package source folder is located on this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNCM

ConfigMgr server with a local SQL instance. All ConfigMgr roles are installed in this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNAP

Application server that will host the ActiveEfficiency server and database. SQL is installed locally.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNW71

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW72

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW73

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW101

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW102

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice


 

The password for all accounts used in the lab environment is: Passw0rd


Ignore any patching popups on our servers. We have deliberately left them unpatched to show patching via Patch Success and/or Nomad

 

Unless otherwise indicated, logon to the lab VMs using the following accounts

System

Account

1ETRNDC

1ETRN\Administrator

1ETRNAP

1ETRN\AppInstaller

1ETRNCM

1ETRN\SCCMAdmin

1ETRNW71

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW72

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW73

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW101

1ETRN\User


This lab will consist of the following exercises (Ex)

  • Ex 1 - NWM v7.2 - Installing and Configuring ActiveEfficiency
    • Install ActiveEfficiency Server
    • Install Required Windows Role Service and Features
    • Check IP Address of Training Instance of ActiveEfficiency Cloud Service
    • Install ActiveEfficiency Server
    • Review the Installation
    • Delay the start of the 1E ActiveEfficiency Service
  • Ex 2 - NWM v7.2 - Restoring a NightWatchman Database
    • Restoring a Production Database
  • Ex 3 - NWM v7.2 - Installing Nightwatchman Management Center
    • Preparing the environment
    • Preparing AD Accounts and Groups
      • Installation Account
      • Nightwatchman Console Service
      • Nightwatchman Admin Account
      • Create DNS Alias for the Web Service
      • Preparing SQL Server
    • Install Nightwatchman Management Center
      • Review the installation
      • Reviewing the Restored Data
      • Remove Any Registered WakeUp Servers
  • Ex 4 - NWM v7.2 - Installing WakeUp Server
    • Installing WakeUp Server
    • Preparing an AD Group for Remote WakeUp Users
      • Create the 1E WakeUp Remote Users Group
    • Installing WakeUp Server
    • Reviewing the WakeUp Server Installation
    • Installing WakeUp Server in 'NWMMC' Strategy
    • Install WakeUp Server
    • Reviewing the WakeUp Server Installation
    • Managing Multiple WakeUp Servers
  • Ex 5 - NWM v7.2 - Deploying the 1E Agent
    • Deploying the 1E Agent
    • Understanding the 1E Agent Licensing
    • Run the 1E Endpoint Agent Installation Wizard
    • Deploy the 1E Agent to All Workstations
    • Monitor the Progress of the Installation
    • Explore the 1E Agent
      • Observing the Agents on the Client
      • Observe the Clients in the Database
  • Ex 6 - NWM v7.2 - Installing Web WakeUp
    • Installing the Web WakeUp Website
      • Install Pre-Reqs
    • Exploring Web WakeUp
      • Reviewing the Installed Components
      • Using Web WakeUp
      • Restricting Available Tabs on the Web WakeUp Page
      • Strict Authorization
    • Managing Groups in the NightWatchman Console
      • Creating and Populating Groups Manually
        • Understanding the Grouping Structures
      • Location Groups and Organization Groups
      • The Five-Tier Hierarchy
        • Creating a New Group
        • Manually Adding Computers to a Group
        • Renaming a Group
    • Using the Import Wizard
      • Checking Permissions to Run the Import Wizard
      • Creating the Import Wizard Definition File
      • Running the Import Wizard Interactively
      • Automating the Import Wizard to Run on a Schedule
      • Testing the Automated Import Wizard
      • Working with Import Conflicts
  • Ex 7 - NWM v7.2 - Preparing for Reporting
    • Preparing for Reporting
    • Synchronizing Power Consumption Data with 1E
    • Synchronizing the Hardware Catalog from ActiveEfficiency.com
    • Exploring Power Consumption Data
      • Viewing and Editing Consumption Data in the Console
      • Understanding the Associated Database Tables
      • Defining Tariffs
        • Review the Default Tariff
        • Obtaining Tariff Information
          • Create a New Tariff
          • Applying Tariffs
  • Ex 8 - NWM v7.2 - Understanding Power Behavior
    • Running the Analysis Report Wizard
      • Run the Analysis Report Wizard
    • Using Power Behaviors
      • Observing Power Behaviors
      • Creating a Power Behavior
      • Observing the Effect of Power Behaviors in Savings Reports
  • Ex 9 - NWM v7.2 - Using Queries and Console Extensions
    • Using Pre-defined Queries and Views
    • Adding Custom Queries and Views
      • Examining the Pre-defined Queries
      • Adding a Custom Query
      • Examining the Pre-Defined Views
      • Adding a Custom View
    • Working with Console Extensions
      • Adding a Console Extension
  • Ex 10 - NWM v7.2 - Working with Policies
    • Creating a Power Policy
      • Create a Power Scheme
    • Review Computer Reclaim Settings
    • Power Policies
      • Apply a Policy to a Group
      • Add the Lab Clients to the 3rd Floor Group
      • Remove Existing Power Policies
      • Validating the Policy Application
    • Excluding Computers from Power Policy
      • Examine the 'No Power Management' Power Policy
        • Create a New Organization Group
        • Apply the Blank Policy to the Exclusions Group
        • Validate the Exclusion is Applied
  • Ex 11 - NWM v7.2 - Understanding the User Experience
    • Using Commands to Configure the Nightwatchman Agent
    • Exploring User Experience Options
      • Prepare a Command Shortcut
      • Disabling the Nightwatchman Taskbar Icon
      • Observing a Passive Logoff Action
      • Observing an Active Logoff Action
    • Application Shutdown Scripts
      • Observing a Forced Power Down Action
    • Handling Process Exceptions
      • Defining Process Exceptions
    • Deferring Power-down After Recent User Activity
      • Configure the User Activity Idle Time
  • Ex 12 - NWM v7.2 - Working with Wakeup
    • Working with the Primary and Alternate Agents
      • Identifying the Primary and Alternate Agents
      • Finding Primary and Alternate Agents
      • Observing Interaction Between Primary and Alternate Agents
      • Observing Nightwatchman Behavior on the Primary Agent
    • Observing the WakeUp Process
      • Waking a Computer from the Nightwatchman Console
      • Waking a Computer for a ConfigMgr Deployment
  • Ex 13 - NWM v7.2 - Exploring the NightWatchman Reports
    • Investigating Power-down and WakeUp Activity
      • Expediting Processing of Reporting Data
        • Viewing Power-down Activity
        • Viewing Unsuccessful Power-downs
        • Identifying Computers with WakeUp Problems
      • Understanding the Impact of Sleepless Processes
      • Viewing Computer Reclaim
        • View the Computer Reclaim Reports
        • Viewing Power Optimization Reports
          • View the Hardware Optimization Reports
          • Viewing the Reboot Optimization Reports
            • View the Hardware Utilization Reports