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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

Tachyon Operator v3.3 


This course is designed to teach you how to install and configure Tachyon.  You will upload some instructions.  You will then ask some questions and issue some actions.  The lab will also give you an overview of using the Explorer application, Patch Success and Guaranteed State.  You will also create a basic instruction to be used by the Explorer application and a basic fragment to be used in a Guaranteed State rule.  This course is a great overview of Tachyon.  If you want additional learning about SCALE and Guaranteed State you will also want to take the Tachyon Advanced Course. 

Lab Overview

In this lab you will carry out the following exercises (Ex):

Ex 1 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Installing and configuring Tachyon Prerequisites

  • Install and configure Tachyon Prerequisites
    • Create a DNS Alias
    • Create a web certificate for the Tachyon website
    • Requesting the Web Certificate on the Tachyon server

Ex 2 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Installing Tachyon

  • Installing Tachyon components
    • Install Tachyon Components
    • Review the installation
  • Installing the Tachyon Agent
    • Install the client manually
    • Validate the client install
    • Installing the Tachyon agent via ConfigMgr

Ex 3 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Exploring the Explorer console

  • Configuring Tachyon Users and Roles
    • Configure Tachyon Users and Roles
  • Exploring the console
    • Explore the Console

Ex 4 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Instruction Sets

  • Instruction Sets
    • Adding the Tachyon Verification Product Pack
  • Validating the Tachyon Verification Instruction Set
    • Validate Instruction Set through the console
    • Review the Instruction Set file

Ex 5 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Working with Instructions

  • Adding and Managing Instructions
    • Adding Instructions via Product Packs
    • Managing Instructions in Sets
    • Changing Tachyon Agent Settings
    • Working with Processes
    • Working with Services
    • Working with the Registry

Ex 6 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Microsoft Configuration Manager Integration

  • Configuring the Consumers
    • Configure the Consumers
    • Installing the Tachyon Toolkit
    • Using Tachyon through the ConfigMgr console

Ex 7 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Creating Instructions using TIMS

  • Configuring TIMS prerequisites
    • Enrolling a code signing certificate on the Tachyon server
    • Validate the certificate
    • Enrolling the Code Signing certificate on a workstation
  • Installing TIMS
    • Install TIMS
    • Navigating TIMS
  • Creating a basic Instruction
    • Instruction creation
    • Validating the Instruction
    • Uploading the instruction in Tachyon
    • Running the newly created Instruction
  • Creating a Product Pack with multiple Instructions
    • Create a Question Instruction
    • Creating an Action Instruction using a script
    • Creating and Uploading the Product Pack
    • Validating the Instructions

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Ex 1 - TCN Opr v3.3 - Installing and configuring Tachyon Prerequisites