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Migrate user accounts from Azure AD to on-premise AD?

My company uses Office 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync etc. including the build-in user administration via Azure Active Directory. Now we want to switch to a local AD on a Windows Server. It shall ...
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Can I use Office365 or Azure AD as master record for Active Directory?

We have a small business and currently don't have a need for a domain within our office. We have a basic network and a single server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with some file shares and 3rd party ...
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Do Azure VMs have disk I/O limits?

We have a SQL server hosted on an Azure VM. One of our applications is very read\write intensive on the database and we're seeing poor disk performance. Disk queue lengths of 10 or greater. I've ...
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How to configure routing between Azure virtual networks?

I'm designing an Azure environment which will contain multiple virtual networks, and a requirement is for all networks to be connected; a VM in any network should be able to talk to another VM in any ...
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Can I replace my domain controller with Azure Active Directory? [duplicate]

I currently have a small network with a few servers and about 25 client PCs. We are using Office365 and have AD synchronisation setup from our on-premise server. We also have single-sign-on setup ...
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How can I stop Azure from randomly replacing network cards on VMs?

Azure seems to have the habit of randomly changing the hardware configuration of virtual machines, without telling anything to the user. This is of course mentioned in the documentation, although ...
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How to setup a domain that doesn't use www prefix on Azure/EC2

Suppose I have a domain, foo.com where I have a series of pages like foo.com/123 and foo.com/456 etc. I want to use the domain and provide links without a www prefix. These pages also will have ...
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Is it possible to create a VPN link between AZURE VNET and AWS VPC?

As I found solutions on making site-to-site VPN between Azure and AWS using a software VPN server, I'm asking myself if it's possible to connect the VPN gateways (Azure VNET / AWS VPC) directly. Is ...
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CPanel installation on Azure CentOS, gcc install fails

I am trying to install CPanel on a Centos VM on windows azure. Yum is failing to install gcc, which is required by the cpanel installer. I am getting this Error: Package: glibc-2.12-1.80.el6.i686 ...
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How to recreate a RAID 10 array with mdadm

So our virtual machine has broken (it's actually a Linux machine in Azure) on which we were running a RAID10 array of 4 disks. It's an ubuntu box. From what I can tell the four data disks are fine, ...
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Azure Load balancing internal instances of web/worker roles?

As far as I know Azure does not have a load balancer for internal services, internal endpoints are not load balanced. But can someone have implemented a "soft" solution, or can advice me some helpful ...
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Azure Classic vs Resource Manager deployment model and public IP access

To start i'm new to Azure. I've been experimenting with Azure to try and get a basic server up and running with a web server and FTP access. I initially tried to get a Windows server running with ...
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open port on ubuntu in azure

I have created an ubuntu image in windows azure vm. I am trying to open port 7171 to the outside world. how can I do it? I have tried issue the iptables command but it did not work, not sure if I did ...
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Pull Office 365 Users to Active Directory

I am currently working with an existing Office 365 subscription that needs to have a new instance of Windows Server 2012 R2 in Azure manage the users through Active Directory. The server 2012 VM is ...
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Seting up DNS within an Azure Virtual Network

I have a few Cloud Services, and a VM running Redis in Azure. From what I understand I need to create a Virtual Network so the cloud services can communicate to Redis on the VM. That was easy. Now ...
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Hosting wildcard domains such as *.mydomain.com on Windows Azure without using redirections

I have an ASP.NET MVC app which offers wildcard domains to my users to personalize their login urls. I'd like to host this on Windows Azure. But is it possible to keep the wildcard domains? I've ...
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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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rsync / robocopy /MIR to azure

We are looking to do two things with azure for off site backup: 1) We need to mirror local dir struct up to azure, like robocopy /MIR command 2) We need to purge files older than ____ days from ...
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How can I run a second site in Azure while sharing the domain?

I have a site running on Azure built in ASP.NET MVC. Part of the site is effectively a marketing site with mostly static pages, the rest is the dashboard that our users log into to use the product. ...
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Slow disk performance on Azure Virtual Machine

Okay, so first of all, allow me to say that I'm not an operations person, but a developer. So I'm going into a bit of unknown land here, so please bear with me. I would like to use a Azure Virtual ...
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Error adding child Active Directory domain to existing forest

I'm building a test environment containing multiple Active Directory domains in the same forest, but I'm having strange issues while trying to add a child domain to the forest root domain. All ...
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Using Windows Azure storage for backup

I am currently looking at Windows Azure blobs as an option for backing up archive data. I want to be able to upload files from an external windows machine via the internet but I don't know enough ...
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Can an email server be set-up on an Azure VM?

I am considering the possibility of setting up a simple SMTP+IMAP email server for internal use on an extra small Azure VM. When I say internal use I don't mean "used by internal users", but for use ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs?

We are using Microsoft Azure Backup to backup our server. Our backup is passing on 4 out of 5 drives, but consistently failing on the one. All that the Microsoft Azure GUI agent tells me though is ...
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How to wait for network in a batch script when booting on Windows Server?

I'm executing a batch file with TaskScheduler "At system startup" on a Windows Server 2012 in Azure, and I observed that there's no network for 20-60 seconds after the start of the batch. Currently I ...
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Azure IO performance

We have a number of Windows Server virtual machines that we use for .NET and Java development and QA. I find Azure attractive for the obvious reasons but mainly for the opportunity to reduce ...
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Azure Point-to-Site VPN but no DNS

I've got: an Azure Virtual Network, an Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller on that network, a Point-to-Site VPN set up for that network all the way so that I can connect to it from my local ...
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Recreate Azure virtual machine from existing and working disk

This morning I found that my Azure VM was dead dead. It was impossible for me to reboot or shut it down. Anyway I managed to delete the VM instance and make a snapshot copy of the VHD (who never ...
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Outbound Packets Dropping / Timeouts - Only with Azure

I have an issue with packets dropping to a third party data center in Florida, USA. The issue only occurs on Azure Virtual Machines, no matter which data center the VM is in. I've done the same tests ...
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Can I add a second network adapter to my Azure VM?

I have Multiple VM's on Windows Azure. Default, they come with 1 network adapter and you can only assign 1 virtual network (Availability Set) My question is : possible to connect 1 VM to more then 1 ...
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How to set up CNAME to point to Azure

Here's the story. I have an application on azure. I would like to set up an A-record. My main domain is myhost.dk and my azure adress is myhost.azurewebsites.net. The Azure guide says that I have to ...
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When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? [closed]

I had asked this question on StackOverflow. It was suggested to post it here too. When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com? Please share ...
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Protecting Azure Backup from malicious deletion

I want to regularly back up a number of Windows servers (all Azure VM's) to an Azure Backup vault. My worry is that if my Azure account is compromised, an attacker could potentially delete the VM's, ...
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How to do I create linux VM with ssh public on azure automation

Right now, I am creating Linux VM without public key on azure automation. My aim is to create linux VM with ssh public key on azure automation. How to get ssh public key from "accets" on azure ...
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Azure Ubuntu VM is completely unresponsive after security patches and restart

I have an Azure VM where I host a number of websites. Recently, I logged in and it needed some security updates so according to this link ...
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Unable to configure port mapping for Azure availability set in the new portal

Where is the option to configure port mappings in the new Microsoft Azure portal (http://portal.azure.com)?
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Backup workaround for IaaS v2 Virtual Machines on Azure?

Looked high and low, but couldn't figure out a way of backing up my VMs in Azure's new portal i.e. IaaS v2 VMs (made using the resource manager). I was wondering if anyone has implemented a ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - which files are being backed up - logs

There is a similar Q (Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs? - but pertains to errors only). That directory is correct but doesn't contain anything else. So my question is actually about the ...
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How to allow more than two simultanous sessions on Azure

One of our servers is on Azure and we are remotely connecting to it. Unfortunately Azure allows only two users to be logged in at the same time. When the third user tries to log in, he is given the ...
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User Account Not Listed in Gateway / or expecting IP address?

I’m trying to connect to my first VM that I've created on Azure. These are the steps I went through: When trying to connect I get this screen: It correctly lists the remote computer address ...
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No Ping/Telnet connection between VM

I am new in Azure and have one problem which I can not solve. I tried asking on StackOverflow, but - quoting - "You will have better luck asking on ServerFault". I want several Virtual Machines to ...
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Migrate from SQLAzure

I was wondering if there were any resources available that provide information on Migrating a Database and its schema / data out of SQL Azure and back to a nice cozy sql server Thanks
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Azure point-to-site VPN assign static IP

I'm connecting a single server at Site 1 with my Azure virtual network (10.1.0.0/24) via a Point-To-Site VPN connection (192.168.11.0/24). The problem is that each time the connection drops and is ...
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Azure VM going cold when unused?

My virtual machines usually have nothing to do between 7pm until midnight when they reschedule a lot of work for the rest of the day. The scheduling starts with fetching a list of tasks and times from ...
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Azure VM server url not resolving after re-boot

I have an azure VM that I had shut down for a day and have restarted today. After restarting, I can only navigate to that address using the ip address and not using the URL (eg. ...
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How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine

I am trying to migrate from a colocation where I own the servers to Azure. I have been following this article: ...
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New Azure VMs on virtual network have no connectivity to anything

A couple of days ago, I created a cloud-only Azure virtual network (no cross-premises connectivity), provisioned a domain controller/DNS server inside of it, and configured both my DNS server and the ...
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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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Windows Azure - HDD Size

I am playing with Windows Azure to create an small VM to host a service that almost doesn't take any space. Windows Azure creates a default 130gb disk, with about 100gb free. That's way too much. I ...
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When I have a Windows VM, how do I upload my website to it? [closed]

This is a really stupid question, I know, but I have literally zero experience on setting up a website/web app from the server level - I've always used a third party like Arvixe or GoDaddy. So, I ...