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Microsoft Azure is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform by Microsoft. Users of the platform can deploy their applications onto cloud hosting benefiting from on-demand service, elastic scale, and a highly managed environment on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Cloudflare integration with Azure websites

On cloudflare, I have given below details for example.com A record pointing to Azure IP www CNAME record to example.azurewebsites.net Cloudflare routing is working for example.com and www.example....
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How to avoid the prompt “Do you want to find PCs, devices, and content”?

When a Windows Server (2012 or -R2) comes back from Stopped+Deallocated state in Azure, the “Do you want to find PCs, devices, and content on this network, and automatically connect to devices like ...
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Azure VM : Connection refused by host

I recently stopped a subscription with 14 VMs in it and restarted it a few days later. Now all my VMs are working just fine at the exception of 6 used for MongoDB. They respond to ping and so they ...
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Converting an existing Azure VM to a Reserved Instance

I have a long running VM on Azure. I recently read about Reserved Instances. Is it possible to convert/transfer/ move my existing VM to a reserved instance, or do I need to build a new VM from ...
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Storage Spaces Direct - how to use newly added disk as local and prevent auto pooling / auto-select?

Environment: Windows 2016 FCI cluster with S2D running SQL Server cluster on 2 VMs in Azure. New vhd disk has been added to a single VM in the cluster with intention to use it as local. Because '...
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Migrate Big Data from AWS S3 to Azure

We have 85TB of data in AWS S3 bucket. What is the best option to move it to Azure? I see two options right now: To buy AWS Snowball Edge. Will I be able to import data to Azure from it? To buy ...
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Why is my Azure VM (D3) Disk I/O crazy slow?

I have setup a D3 VM running Windows 10 on my Azure account. Unfortunately the Disk speed, on both the C (200GB) and D (100GB Temp) are EXTREMELY low. Less than 1MB/s when viewed through Task ...
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MSBuild failing on build looking for older version of Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql

After installing and configuring a build server for 2012, I tried to do an azure continuous deployment. I have TFS2012 installed. A build controller and a single agent on the server. Connecting to ...
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Can I put a budget on a Windows Azure account?

I'm organising Windows Azure training and need to prepare a budget for such a course. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a way to limit the number of running instances, usage of the different ...
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Azure - Setting up storage spaces direct S2D

I need to setup a windows cluster in Azure that uses shred storage, I have been told that I can use storage spaces direct, i have attempted to enable it but it complains that there are no suitable ...
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Azure Windows 2016 Failover cluster

I would like to setuo a generic service on a windows 2016 failover cluster but can see there are some issues with shared storage,additional network cards and ip addresses on Azure, is it supported on ...
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How do I transfer a resource group from a disabled subscription?

We had a BizSpark subscription which expired. I had assumed it would just start billing me, but instead the actual Azure subscription became disabled with a status of "Disabled by administrator." ...
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postgresql track counts and autovacuum is not working

In the startup log entries indicate the autovacuum not working. I query the pg_stat_user_tables table and the last_vacuum and last_autovacuum columns are empty in spite of the vacuum query I ran just ...
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Can Azure availability set span 2 regions (Dublin, Amsterdam)

Is it possible for 2 VMs to be provisioned in 2 different regions (West & North Europe) and still keep them in the same availability set? Is region the correct word to refer to the datacenter(s) ...
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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), Azure and HTTP Strict Transport Security IIS Module

Question: How do you properly install and configure HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in an Azure website? Apparently for IIS the method to use is to install this module: http://hstsiis.codeplex....
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Why do caught exceptions cause IIS or even entire Windows Azure server to fail?

I have a Windows Azure applicaion (web-role) which I'm having serious problems with. If there are problems with one of my databases which the application connects to (in this case, SQL Azure ...
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Azure Active Directory Sync Health - “Latest data is not available”

Anyone uing AD Connect Sync Health in a non-Express setup yet? I have a the Sync Health agent installed, and connected to AAD, but am getting an error - in the Sync Error applet it shows "Latest data ...
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Sudden SQL Azure performance issues

I'm using New Relic to monitor one of my sites, and about every two weeks my Apdex drops through the floor. This appears to be down to SQL Azure. What I know: Requests Per Minute are the same as ...
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How to move Hyper-V virtual machines to Azure with minimal impact?

My company is in the process of transitioning some of its on-premises services to the Microsoft cloud; some of them are being replaced altogether by hosted services (Exchange, SharePoint); some other ...
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Avoiding overage charges on Windows Azure?

I've got an MSDN subscription; I'd like to play with Windows Azure; I don't particularly want to pay (more) for it. I'm not looking for 5-nines uptime. Is there any way to avoid being Slashdotted ...
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SSL certificate and Azure classic load balancer

I have 2 VMs behind a load balancer on Azure. I created a new SSL certificate via Let's Encrypt on one of the VMs using the domain that is assigned to the load balancer. When I connect to that VM ...
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Azure resize VM from A2/3 to DS2 v2

I'm trying to resize a couple of Azure VMs created some time ago from basic A3 and standard A3 to standard DS2v2. I don't seem to have the ability to resize to that size of VM. It would be a bit of a ...
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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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Variable Network Device Alias and PowerShell DSC

I have a set of Azure Resource Manager and DSC scripts that I use to deploy a new VM to Azure and then make it a domain controller for a new domain, these have worked fine for some time, but it's now ...
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Failure in PHP_MINIT_FUNCTION(Wincache) with Wordpress, Microsoft Azure and IIS

I'm starting experience very annoying downtimes with my Wordpress installation hosted in a shared environment in Microsoft Azure PAAS, where PHP is executed under IIS. First of all I tried to ...
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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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PowerShell create new Azure VM from uploaded disk (not image)

I have a VHD in Azure storage. That VHD is configured as an OS disk through a command like the following: Add-AzureDisk -DiskName $newCode -MediaLocation "http://$script:accountName.blob.core.windows....
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Detach Disk from deleted virtual machine

I had an Virtual Machine running in Azure for a couple of weeks and suddenly it stopped responding. I shut it down and tried to restart it but that failed saying the VM faulted. I then deleted the ...
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Cant delete Azure Database

Created this a database from a backup. I want to delete this database because I selected the incorrect backup. When trying to delete the database I get the following error: Failed to delete the ...
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SQL Server 2016 Web Backup to URL

I recently stood up a new Windows Server 2012 R2 instance with SQL Server 2016 Web Edition and am trying to setup automated backups to Azure, but not having any luck. I created the storage account on ...
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Connect Azure AppService web app to Azure Virtual Machine through private network. Possible?

I'm trying to figure out a way to connect my web app running in Azure AppServices to an Azure Virtual Machine that's hosting a database server. I can see that the Azure VM has both a public and ...
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SQL Azure insert query ten times slower on V12 than V11?

I noticed performance degradation about two weeks ago impacting one of our applications with an SQL Azure backend. It's running on V12 on tier S1 90% of the time, sometimes scaling to S2, S3 or P1. ...
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How do I disable the automatic datetime in an azure virtual machine?

I want to be able to change the date and time on my vm to dates in the past. Every time I change it, it automatically changes back because of this setting. Unfortunately I cannot change it because it ...
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Azure web site not recognizing perfectly valid CNAME

I'm trying to add a custom domain to an Azure Web Site in standard mode. I've added the following DNS records: @ IN A 168.62.48.183 www IN CNAME ua-...
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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, it'...
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Windows Azure - Routing Point-2-Site - Communication: Local PC --> Azure VM

I am trying for hour now to communicate between two computer. Local PC AzureVM They are both connected via Point-2-Site VPN. The VPN itself works like a charme and isn´t hard to handle. But I don´t ...
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Set-AzureRmAutomationModule is unable to find Automation Account

I am trying to upload a custom DSC module to our Azure Automation account. C:\Code\Epitec DSC [master ≡ +1 ~1 -1 !]> Set-AzureRmAutomationModule -Name "WindowsUpdate" -ContentLinkUri "{ContentURL}....
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IIS application request routing changes 206 partial content to 200

I've setup a reverse proxy server in an azure cloud service using IIS rewrite rules and the Application Request Routing module (according to the instructions here. Everything is working well except ...
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How can I provide services to an internal air-gapped extranet

Background - "Extranet" We have about a dozen users that are on what I would call an Extranet. It is an air-gapped LAN that is physically in the same location as our primary LAN. We share the ...
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Ping flood from Azure VM to On-Premise Infrastructure

I have deployed a number of Azure subscriptions now with site to site VPN connectivity back to on-premise networks. In one scenario with a client, they have reported that on a regular basis ICMP ...
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Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
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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 backup folder exclusion

I tried to find a way to do it, but I am not sure if it's possible or not. Using Recovery services on Azure, I installed the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on an IIS server. We have multiple websites ...
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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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Azure closing idle network connections

I'm running a proprietary client/server application on a single instance windows server 2k8R2 azure VM. The client is very dependent on a connection with the server. However if I spend a couple of ...
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Deduplication and cost savings on IaaS object stores (S3/Azure Blobs)

Do any of the commercial IaaS object stores (S3, Azure Blobs etc.) avoid charging multiple times for storing duplicate data (identical files, or parts of files)? For instance, we have a 15 TB dataset ...
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Mounting Azure Files Share

When I try to mount with the following command: mount -v -t cifs //<storageaccount>.file.core.windows.net/<sharename> <localfolder> -o username=<myuser>,password=<...
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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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How do we over come the CNAME restrictions?

Windows Azure uses elastic IPs. This means that the only way to map hostnames to Azure is to use CNAMES. The RFC is preventing us from doing this with the root of the domains. mycooldomain.com IN ...
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Setting write permissions for temporary storage provided by Azure (Linux-based VM)

Apart from using it for swap space, I'm going to be using the temporary storage available in my Azure VM (Ubuntu 14.04 OS) for storing Postgresql temporary files as well. To enable that, I've to ...