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Running New-RDSSessionDeployment Remotely

I'm trying to script the setup of a remote desktop deployment into Azure. I'm using Powershell remoting to connect to the WinRM endpoint on the VM's and execute remote Powershell. For the most part ...
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SQL, website and desktop application on a Windows Azure server?

I recently started considering Azure over my current VPS host PhotonVPS for Virtual Machines. I assume that Virtual Machines are the same as VPS servers (please correct me if I am wrong about that). ...
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How to recover a 'dead' Linux VM on Microsoft Azure?

I have/had a VM running Ubuntu on Azure. After one resize of the instance, it stopped responding completely; i can't SSH in and the web server is not responding. What's more, the New Relic server ...
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Azure sites getting constant “connection with the server was reset” error

I have several web sites hosted on Microsoft Azure, and have been When you load the first page in a session, it instantly fails to load (as if you’re offline). Firefox gives the error details of ...
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Email account terminology

I know how to perform basic through to fairly advanced tasks in on-premises and cloud-based Exchange systems but I still sometimes get confused when trying to use the terminology. Here's what I think ...
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Does Azure support UDP Broadcast?

I am aware that Azure supports UDP, but does it support UDP broadcast? I am wanting to use the Jenkins Swarm plugin, which requires UDP broadcast for new slaves to join the master.
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How can I create a new Azure VM in an existing cloud service with knife azure (Chef)?

I have tried using the "--azure-connect-to-existing-dns" parameter but that doesn't work. I'd like to create Azure VM's, but have them inside an already existing cloud service instead of creating a ...
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Rename virtual network on Azure

Is there a way to rename an existing virtual network on Azure? Via powershell, for instance. I see no options in the portal UI, and I've already setup a sizeable deployment within the existing ...
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Convert EC2 ssh .pem key to Azure X.509 certificate?

Normally I use a pem file to login into my ec2 instance via ssh -i key.pem Now, in Azure, their requirement during instance creation is UPLOAD AN SSH KEY OR PROVIDE A PASSWORD FOR AUTHENTICATION ...
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Azure Cloud Services required for Virtual Machines?

I have a rough understanding of what cloud services can be used for in Azure, but I don't need any of those features. When creating a new VM, if I don't specify an existing cloud service, Azure ...
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Azure public/private dns resolution

Does anybody know if Azure has the same capability as AWS to resolve an external DNS hostname to the public IP address of the instance outside the network of the instance, and to the private IP ...
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Can't access on premises machines over Azure VPN

I've setup site to site VPN using RRAS services on Windows Server 2012 R2. Let's call this computer RRAS machine. RRAS machine has two network adapters. One is a private one (192.168.200.x) and other ...
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Post Azure VM creation bootstrap process - Azure user-data mechanism during VM creation?

After creating an Azure Windows VM, how does bootstrapping (winrm or ssh) completed? I'm using knife azure and using either winrm or ssh, the VM is created but fails to bootstrap. Do I have to ...
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Access Installation Disc from Azure-hosted Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

I'm setting up an ADFS farm in Windows Azure and I need to export the settings of my old farm to import to the new farm. The official documentation on TechNet tells me to use scripts that are located ...
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Where to find Azure SQL password?

I deployed a MVC5 app to Azure with the following connectionstring: <add name="AzureSqlConnection" connectionString='Server=tcp:[myserver].database.windows.net,1433; Database=Database;User ...
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local authentication error, remote authentication success

The server is Windows Server 2012 R2 on a VM instance on Azure. There is no DC in the environment and the account in question is Local Administrator. When I remote onto the box I use the local admin ...
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Azure Windows Server 2012 - Remote Name Cannot Be Resolved

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine in my Azure environment. When I install my Windows Service (C# application which creates a connection to Twitter) I see the following error: WebException: ...
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Failover Cluster Client Access Point Only Responds to Pings on the Owner Node

Background We're running two VMs (Windows Server 2012 R2) on Azure with SQL Server installed, set up as an availability group. We also, of course, have another VM as a dedicated DC. These are all ...
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Access servers individually in a load balanced set

I have 2 web servers in a load balanced set (port 80) on the Azure platform. I need to ping a php file on each server which forces them to update, but how can I do this? Can I access them like this: ...
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Set-AzureStaticVNetIP allocated IP address not persisting over VM de-allocation

I am experimenting with the Set-AzureStaticVNetIP powershell command to allocate a static IP address to VMs. I can get the command to work and allocate an IP address correctly to a VM, either on ...
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Azure Pack Websites Default Website

Does anybody know if it is possible to configure a default URL associated with the Front End of an Azure Pack Web Sites cloud? So rather than getting the ugly 404 Not Found IIS page, a redirect to ...
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Setting up a virtualized Windows server to host 2 - 3 users (running QuickBooks)…?

Apologies if this is a dumb/obvious question, but I've been surprised at how complicated what I'd hoped was a simple transition is turning out to be. Disclaimer: I'm a Mac/Linux guy so am not ...
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SQL Server database backup to Windows Azure Recovery Service

I have some VMs on Windows Azure and IIS and SQL Server 2012 is installed on them. I also created a Backup Vault on Windows Azure and installed the Windows Azure Backup Agent on the VMs. It works ...
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Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication not working with RDP

I am installing a new remote access server, where I need multi-factor authentication for RDP access (=a call back to the user's cell phone after they enter their credentials). The problem is that the ...
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Azure two VM's in cloud service, can not RDP to one

I am new to Azure and trying to setup our companies testing environment in Azure. As I understand it for two machines to talk to each other in Azure they need to be in the same cloud service, i.e. ...
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Windows Azure Virtual Machines Scheduled Maintenance-March 2014

We are East US region customer and having single instance Azure VM. We have hosted our production website in Azure VM. We already received mail reg " Windows Azure Virtual Machines Scheduled ...
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Choosing Ubuntu distro for Apache server [closed]

I'm gonna host Apache server on Azure VM. For that i got choice of selecting one of following Ubuntu distros. What should i choose, Which one is more stable ? Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Ubuntu Server ...
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Can't RDP to VM over Azure Point to Site VPN

I set up a point to site VPN from my computer to my vnet in Azure. Everything connects normally and even on the portal it says the tunnel is established. When connected to the VPN, I am still unable ...
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SNI and wildcard SSL certificates on the same server with IIS

I'd like to host a website that should listen to subdomains (e.g. sub.domain.com) together with multiple websites that live just under a second-level domain (e.g. domain2.com, domain3.com) with IIS ...
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Logging in with local admin account after joining domain

I was under the impression that once you joined a domain that the local admin account would be disabled. I did the following in Azure: Created Windows Server 2012 R2 instance and promoted to domain ...
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What is the difference between Windows Azure Active Directory Sync vs Office 365 sync

My client has half deployed instances of Windows Azure Active Directory, and Office 365 synchronization technologies. I have yet to unravel how much is overlapping, or what isn't. Based on my ...
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Site-to-Site VPN not connecting with Cisco 877

I can't seem to get the VPN connection going with my 877. I have an old IOS (12.4) but it looks to me like all the pieces are there. I have compared this config against the Azure-provided (albeit ...
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Writing to Windows Azure Web Sites file system when using multiple Instances

Let's say I have a Windows Azure Web Site instance which I deploy a simple app like Ghost Blog. Will a write to one instance be seen by the other instances? Say I upload an image, or write a post to ...
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Enable HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in Azure WebRoles

How can I turn on HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for Azure WebRoles?
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Intermittent performance issues on Azure Web Application with ASYNC_NETWORK_IO errors

Our web application is suddenly experiencing intermittently slow performance (slow page loads, slow ajax calls going from <1 sec to over 20 secs). The only clue is when the application slows, we ...
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Azure VPN - Route internet traffic through Azure

Just wondering, I'm in a country (Venezuela) in which we have certain websites blocked because of "reasons" and was wondering if it was possible to use an Azure VPN (I know that there are other ...
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How to stop time synchronization on an Azure VM

I'm trying to simulate a different date/time on an Azure VM but the time keeps resetting itself to the current date/time. Is there a way to force the server to stay at a specific date/time until I ...
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Azure VM - Block traffic to port if coming from outside the datacenter

I have a group of VM in windows azure that provide a backend service (elasticsearch) to a web application (also hosted on azure). What we want to do is to block any request to port 9200 that comes ...
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Can I build an Azure Only infrastructure for my small business?

I have small business, 63 people now, but we are growing slowly. We have no Active Directory, we use Office 365 for email, and about 25% use Macs. We are kind of spread out, 3 offices with more than 5 ...
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Adding Integration Tests to TFS Build Workflow

Need to create a custom build process template for Team Foundation Service which would allow to run integration tests after deploying the project, i.e. process should be as follows: Build Run unit ...
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Azure web role runnig Java returns 500

I am new to Java/Apache tomcat I needed to build a web service in azure cloud services, using java. The web service is running on apache tomcat 7, jdk 1.7 and communicating a mongo-db that is running ...
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Why aren't Azure Linux VM's keeping time sync with host?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 VM's built last year on Azure. They only seem to get proper time on boot, and drift about a second a day. Is this a normal issue for Azure VM's? I know VM time drift is normal but ...
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Azure IP Blacklisted

Am hosted on Windows Azure and the IP provided as the A record is blacklisted in several spam alert groups. This is because of some other URL's that seem to share the same IP and is affected with ...
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Azure SQL Data Sync between SQL Azure and Azure VM

I used two have 2 SQL Azure databases and they were automatically synced using this service: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-get-started-sql-data-sync/ Now one ...
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Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?

There is some marketing-speak suggesting that it may be possible ..: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/05/new-windows-azure-goes-all-ssd-to-one-up-amazon-in-the-cloud/ .. but I couldn't find any way to ...
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Windows azure vm refusing connection port 443

I am deploying my sailsjs app using forever in windows azure. And it is taking forever to get my server up and running. Initally it was working fine when it was http but I changed to SSL with self ...
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How can I automate and run post installation commands in Azure Virtual Machines?

I need to deploy Azure hosts and configure them according to a pre-defined script once they are loaded. Is there any example, guidance,or tutorial on how to modify an Azure VM once the instance is ...
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Azure Extra Large vs A5 machines

What is the main difference between "Extra Large and A5 instances" in Azure? I can see that there is a difference in CPU cores and also a mention that you must use A5 for "memory" intensive ...
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Azure Linux VM Captured, Built from image. Different password or key for new VM: permission denied?

I followed How to Capture an Image of a Virtual Machine Running Linux to capture a VM image, after installing the packages I wanted on top of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I turned off the machine following a ...
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With Azure, can I create a VLAN and put all my worker roles and VM's in there?

Is it possible to create a sort of VLAN or private azure LAN thingy .. where I can put any new Workers or VM's in that VLAN? one of the reasons is because I was hoping to create a SQL server on a VM ...