Build a SharePoint 2013 VM

Use SQL 2012 and Windows 2012 using Brian Lala autospinstaller

New VMWare workstation 8 Vm (8 gig ram and 60 gig HD)
Use Windows 2008 R2 template – enable video acceleration

Install W2k12 Server – Standard
Enable RDP, hereafter everything over RDP

Rename-Computer SP2013
Restart-Computer

Make IP address static

Install-WindowsFeature AD-Domain-Services -IncludeManagementTools
Install-ADDSForest -DomainName yourDomain.local
Reboot

Create user Account
Add user to Domain admins, Enterprise admins

Log off domain admin, log in as user
Confirm IE 10.0 can see outside world

Shutdown
Create Base OS and AD checkpoint

Power on
Login as user
Windows updates (7 updates)
Turn off UAC
Reboot

Install SQL 2012 (SP1)

Restart
SQL Config – All protocals enabled
Restart SQL svc
Windows updates (2 updates)
Reboot
Shut down
Create Post SQL checkpoint
DAY 2 (4 attempts on this)
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Power on
create AutoInstallerInput-SP2013.xml on shared drive from host machine ( I used CMSPUBLISHING#0 as portal app template)

Edit config.xml and put in correct PIDKEY
put SharePoint media here as per Brian Lala docs

CMD window as admin
wscript /H:cscript
net use Z: \\192.168.245.1\d$ /user:yourdomain\user
Z:
Z:\CommonShare\autospinstaller-v3\createserviceaccounts.vbs (ask me if you need this)
Move users using AD tools to Services OU
CD \CommonShare\autospinstaller-v3\SP\AutoSPInstaller
AutoSPInstallerLaunch.bat
Made server reboot to do UAC even though UAC was already off – prereq requires a reboot
AutoSPInstallerLaunch.bat
Made server reboot to do UAC even though UAC was already off – ANOTHER prereq requires a reboot
AutoSPInstallerLaunch.bat
– publishing site icons all showing ??? (Fixed by switching masterpage from seattle to oslo – leave system master at seattle)
– Create a non publishing site /sites/t1 icons fine here
shutdown
Checkpoint PostFarm

From Spence Harbar blog:
We need to grant the Replicating Directory Changes permission on the domain to the DOMAIN\spups account. This account will be used to perform the sync, it will not run any services or application pools.

Right Click the Domain, choose Delegate Control… click Next
Add the DOMAIN\spups account, click Next
Select Create a Custom Task to Delegate, click Next
Click Next
Select the Replicating Directory Changes permission and click Next
Click Finish

Skipped rest of Spences instructions as dont pertain to a domain controller, which this is (even though that is a bad thing)