Airlift Hands-On Lab - Part 2

Mar 25, 2022 6 min read
Airlift Hands-On Lab - Part 2

The purpose of this series of posts is to explore and use Workspace ONE AirLift into a Lab environment to migrate devices, applications, and policies (GPOs) from ConfigMgr and Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) to Modern Management with Workspace ONE.

Table of Content:

Part 1 - AirLift Introduction and Diagram Overview. [Click here]
Part 2 - Servers and Computer Global Configuration. [You are Here]
Part 3 - Active Directory Configuration and Domain Join. [Coming Soon !]
Part 4 - Hard Disks Configuration and prerequisite Sources Preparation. [Coming Soon !]
Part 5 - Roles and Features Installation. SPN Creation. [Coming Soon !]
Part 6 - SQL Server, SSRS and SSMS Installation. [Coming Soon !]
Part 7 - WSUS Installation and Configuration. ADK And WinPE Installation. [Coming Soon !]
Part 8 - ConfigMgr prerequsisites: System Management Container creation, AD Schema Extension and Database Creation. [Coming Soon !]
Part 9 - Installation, Overview and Update of ConfigMgr. [Coming Soon !]
Part 10 - ConfigMgr Configuration: Discovery methods Activation, Boundaries creation, Software Center personalization, VLC app configuration. [Coming Soon !]
Part 11 - Airlift Installation, Configuration and Overview. [Coming Soon !]


1 - Domain Controller Configuration

The following manipulation have to be done on your Domain Controller Server.

1.1 - Windows Updates Installation

  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Click on Settings represented by a gear whell.
  1. Click on Update & Security.
  1. Click on Check for updates and install all updates until you're completely up-to-date.
  1. After applied all Windows Updates, close all windows.

1.2 - Turn Off IE Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC)

  1. Open Server Manager.
  2. Click on Local Server.
  3. Next to IE Enhanced Security Configuration click on On

On Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration window:
4. Under Administrators section, select Off
5. Under Users section, select Off
6. Close Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration by clicking on OK.

  1. Close all windows.

1.3 -  Static IP Configuration

  1. On Taskbar, click on Network icon.
  2. Click Open Network & Internet settings.

On Settings window:
3. Click on Status.
4. Click on Change adapter options.

On Network Connections window:
5. Double click on Ethernet0 network connection item.

On Ethernet0 Status window:
6. Click on Properties.

On Ethernet0 Properties window:
7. Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
8. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
9. Click on Properties.

On Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window:
10. Configure properties to reflect your network architecture diagram.
11. Close Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window by clicking OK.

  1. Close Ethernet0 Properties window by clicking on OK.
  2. Close Ethernet0 Status window by clicking on Close.
  3. Close all other windows.

If needed, you can verify your network configuration by opening a Command Prompt and running ipconfig /all
2022-02-18_18-42-27

1.4 - Rename The Computer

  1. Open Server Manager.
  2. Click on Local Server.
  3. Next to Computer name, click on the current computer name.

On System Properties window:
4. Click on Change...

On Computer Name/Domain Changes window:
5. Under Computer name, enter the new Computer name. In my case, that compter will be named MOB-SRV-DC-01.
6. Close Computer Name/Domain Changes window by clicking on OK

  1. Click on OK on restart requirement pop-up.
  1. Close System Properties by clicking on OK.
  2. Restart MOB-SRV-DC-01 server.

1.5 - Show File Name Extensions

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Click on View menu.
  3. On Show/hide section, check File name extensions.

1.6 - Chrome Installation

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Navigate to Chrome Web Page.
  3. Click on Windows tab.
  4. Under Channel, select Stable.
  5. Under File type, select MSI.
  6. Under Architecture, select 64 bit.
  7. Click on Download.
  1. Uncheck Help make Google Chrome better by automatically sending usage statistics and crash reports to Google.
  2. Click on Accept and download.
  1. Once googlechromestandaloneenterprise64.msi is successfully donwloaded, click on Run.
  1. Close Internet Explorer.
  2. Reorganize the Taskbar as following.
  1. Close all windows.

1.7 - Turn off CTRL+ALT+DEL requirement on Interactive Logon

  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Search for Run.
  3. Click on Run.

On Run window:
4. Enter gpedit.msc.
5. Click on OK.

On Local Group Policy Editor window:
6. Expand Computer Configuration node.
7. Expand Windows Settings node.
8. Expand Security Settings node.
9. Expand Local Policies node.
10. Click on Security Options node.
11. Double click on Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL policy.

On Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL Properties window:
12. Click on Local Security Setting tab.
13. Select Enabled.
14. Click on OK.

  1. Close all windows.

1.8 - Time & Language Configuration

  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Click on Settings represented by a gear whell.

On Settings window:
3. Click on Time & Language.

  1. Click on Region.
  2. Under Country or region, verify United States is selected.
  3. Under Current format, verify English (United States) is selected.
  1. Click on Language.
  2. Under Windows display language, verify English (United States) is selected.
  3. Under Preferred languages, verify English (United States) is selected.
  1. Click on Start menu.
  2. Search for Run.
  3. Click on Run.

On Run window:
13. Enter control panel.
14. Click on OK.

On Control Panel window:
15. Click on Clock and Region.

On Clock and Region window:
16. Click on Region.

On Region window:
17. Click on Administrative tab.
18. On Welcome screen and new user accounts section, click on Copy settings...

On Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window:
19. Check Welcome screen and system accounts.
20. Check New user accounts.
21. Click on OK.

Back to Region window:
22. Click on Change system locale...

On Region Settings window:
23. Under Current system locale, select English (United States).
24. Click on OK.

Back to Region window:
25. Click on Apply.
26. Click on OK.
27. If needed, restart MOB-SRV-DC-01 server else close all windows.

2 - ConfigMgr Configuration

The following manipulation have to be done on your ConfigMgr Server.

Apply the same steps than for Domain Controller Configuration:

  1. Windows Updates Installation.
  2. Turn Off IE Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC).
  3. Static IP Configuration.
    ConfigMgr computer is set with IP 192.168.1.102.
  4. Rename the computer.
    ConfigMgr computer name is changed to MOB-SRV-MECM-01.
  5. Show File Name Extensions.
  6. Chrome Installation.
  7. Turn off CTRL+ALT+DEL requirement on Interactive Logon.
  8. Time & Language Configuration.

3 - Desktop Configuration

The following manipulation have to be done on Desktop Computer.

For the Desktop computer, apply only the following steps:

  1. Windows Updates Installation.
  2. Static IP Configuration.
    Desktop computer is set with IP 192.168.1.110.
  3. Rename The Computer.
    Desktop computer name is changed to MOB-DKT-AIRLIFT-01.
  4. Show File Name Extensions.
  5. Chrome Installation.
  6. Time & Language Configuration.

4 - Updated Architecture Diagram

Regarding modifications, here is the updated Architecture Diagram:

5 - Conclusion

Here is the end of the Part 2 for this series of posts. In this post we have made global configurations.

See you in Part 3 to continue the configuration.

Table of Contents
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Mobinergy Blog.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
You've successfully subscribed to Mobinergy Blog.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Success! Your billing info has been updated.
Your billing was not updated.