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If I only have access to the Azure web interface (eg: no RDP access) is there any way I can boot a windows Azure VM into safe mode AND remotely access it?

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My question specifically relates to not having RDP access to the server. Can it be booted into safe mode from the Windows Azure web interface? Can I access a Network KVM or other device to recover the VM if RDP is not working? – John May 22 '14 at 23:47

Without knowing your specific guest OS setup, I can't get tell you for certain or give you an exact step by step, but if you want to change how Windows boots, you want BCDEdit.

You can find an intro guide here:

More specific boot options for later versions of Windows (Including Server 2012 and 2008):

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