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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.

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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 v7.3 - Install and Configure - Install ActiveEfficiency
    • Install Required Windows Role Services and Features
    • Install ActiveEfficiency Server
    • Review the Installation
    • Delay the Start of the 1E ActiveEfficiency Service
  • Ex 2 - NWM v7.3 - Install and Configure - 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 v7.3 - Install and Configure - 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 v7.3 - Install and Configure - Deploying the Agents
    • 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 v7.3 - Install and Configure - 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 v7.3 - Install and Configure - 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