Active Directory Content Pack Demo 2.0

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Released: Jan 29, 2013
Updated: Jul 18, 2013 by iasanders
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Release Notes

This document provides instructions on how to install the Active Directory Demo content pack that will load around 297 users that will be used for Social Media, People Search, My Sites, tagging and Blog Creation in later service packs. The primary reason this content pack is the deployed prior to the others is it creates the service accounts used in most of the demo builds. Please note that this content pack takes about 15 minutes to install.

This installable package is built using the SharePoint Content Pack Installer with PowerShell on a virtual machine. This document assumes that you have already successfully created an environment with Windows Server 2012 Guest or using Hardware. The preferred Server Name for the Server is DEMO2013a. This document may refer to this machine as “the base VM, the Contoso server, or DEMO2013a.

1. The AD DS Role has been added
2. DCPromo has been completed for the Domain
The Server FQDN would be

Additional Requirements to Complete the First 3 Demo Builds
1. Media for SQL 2012 Evaluation -
2. Media for SharePoint 2013 Evaluation -

Hardware Requirements
1. Minimum 16GB – 24GB of RAM for the Server DEMO2013a
2. Quad Core Processor if possible
3. 127GB – 200GB of Hard Disk Space
All users of this VM environment use the password pass@word1

Post Installation

1. SQL 2012 SP1 Content Pack Demo 2.0
2. Install the SharePoint Binaries
3. SharePoint 2013 Configuration Demo 2.0
4. PeoplePack - UserProfile Provisioning Demo 2.0
5. Self-Service BI Demo 2.0 Content Pack
6. Visio Services Demo 2.0 Content Pack

Please review the Active Directory Demo Build 2.0 Content Pack Installation Guidance fr detailed installation instructions

06/08/2013 Walk though creating your first Windows 8 Hyper-V VM with this video

06/09/2013 Installing the Active Directory Demo 2.0 Content Pack with the Content Pack Installer with this video

07/17/2013 Added 2 Users new users to AD SPCacheUser and SPCacheUser to be used as Super User and Super Reader respectively. Version 15.2.3

Reviews for this release

Very glad to have this resource combined with the SharePoint User Profiles content pack. I didn't use the installer as I didn't need or have the full Contoso domain configured just the accounts. I used another PS script to load the accounts as I didn't want the dependency on the Quest AD tools.
by johnmcalvert on May 23, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Generated an error when using content pack installer, but ran fine from PowerShell. Nice piece of work as it generate (many) users for SharePoint Demos.
by MarioAnz on Nov 8, 2013 at 1:05 AM