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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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Is it possible to make Nginx listen to different ports?

I created one Nginx with one Linux Azure VM, is it possible to make nginx listen to different ports so that when I change the port number, the content would be different. I found there would be a ...
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Does enabling “Always On” in a MS Azure Website make it more expensive? [closed]

We are hosting 32 websites in one Standard web hosting plan mode and a Small instance size. Will it cost us more to enable "Always On" in one or all of the websites?
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Import-Module Azure fails

I am trying to work with Windows Azure PowerShell module on Windows 8.1. I have downloaded and installed the Azure module and in start I can run and use the "Windows Azure PowerShell" which is a PS ...
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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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Renaming an Azure VM

I am looking to rename an Azure VM. I have copied a VM from one subscription to another using this guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/29/from-the-mvps-copying-a-virtual-...
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Cloning Virtual Machine On Azure, keeping existing

There doesn't seem to be a straight answer online about this. I have an existing Virtual Machine on Azure and I want to clone it to another region in case my existing server goes down. It needs to be ...
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Should I encrypt OS disk with BitLocker for HIPAA compliance

I am looking into hosting a HIPAA compliant web application on Azure VM's. For the database, right now I am leaning towards using a VM with SQL 2014 Standard Edition. Since TDE is not available with ...
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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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32bits or 64bits for Windows Azure Web Sites?

The Windows Azure Web Sites offers two options 32bits or 64bits. New sites come with 32bits by default. For a server configuration it feels a bit odd because, AFAIK, the vast majority of web servers ...
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Adding VM's to Domain

I am trying to configure SP farm, in Azure, following steps mention in this article - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt723354(v=office.16).aspx But after creating Sql VM('sqlVM' ), I am ...
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How to reset the admin password on VM on Windows Azure?

The virtual machines on Windows Azure allow to connect from RDP. But how can I reset the administrator password if the password has been lost?
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How to turn off Windows Azure's “This copy of Windows is not genuine” message?

Is there any setting/configuration item to avoid Windows Azure from printing that error on the screen or detecting it? I've put a screenshot below that shows the message when you RDP into the web role....
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Putting RSA keys into azure key vault

How can I store my key pair (typically the id_rsa and id_rsa.pub) in azure key vault. I want to put the public key in my GIT service and allow a virtual machine to download the private key from Azure ...
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Using Azure AD to push Group Policy settings

I am trying to use Azure Active Directory instead of using a traditional domain controller. I would like to use Azure AD to authenticate users and to push GPO settings, such as folder redirection, ...
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sql azure vs azure VM with SQLServer Express

Beside being cheaper is there any problem/advantages to use SQL Azure vs to use a Virtual Machine with SQL Express? We are looking to setup a SQL server for more than 50 websites, do you have any ...
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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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How to create a swap for Azure Ubuntu VM?

I have read quite a few posts on this, but I am still unsure about the correct approach, assuming: I have a default Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM created by and running on Azure, which doesn't come with a swap ...
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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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How do I backup a windows azure virtual machine?

How do I backup a windows azure virtual machine? I would like to schedule daily backups of system state that could be restored if needed. Data can be backed via Azure Backup, but not system it seems.
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SSH freezes when idle for a time

Connecting from Ubuntu Desktop x64 14.04's ssh client to an Ubuntu Server 14.04 x64 SSH server on Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately when it is connected and left idle for a time; the connection freezes ...
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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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issue when trying migration via Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

I want to migrate my Esxi VM from on promise to Azure cloud. I've found solution which provides it to me. Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, provides migrating to Azure Cloud. During migration ...
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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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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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Azure portal rename resources

Anyone have any idea on how i can rename azure resources? For example: I have a schedule job collection. I would like to rename the collection to get better organized. In fact, i also would like to ...
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Benchmarking Azure's Premium Storage P30 Disks

We're running performance tests on two new Standard DS13 (8 Core, 56 GB) VMs (both using the latest/default Windows 2012 R2 image) backed by Premium Storage and have hit a wall with step 1 in testing ...
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AD Replica DC Promotion Stall

I recently inherited infrastructure duties for a small startup I am working with. My traditional role has been development, so bear with me... I was hoping to start off on the right foot, and get ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Accessing RDS via web access from external address

I have a very strange issue. I'm setting up an RDS server in azure for a proof of concept. I've found that if I use the web access using the external URL provided by azure (xxxx.cloudapp.net/RDWeb), ...
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Creating Virtual Network Azure - The Gateway was not created

It's been sitting at "THE GATEWAY WAS NOT CREATED." for hours after creating a Virtual Network in Azure. Is this normal? What should I do? We previously created a network in the wrong DC, it didn't ...
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How to get what IP Address Ranges used by Visual Studio Online Load Testing Agents?

I need to setup IP Whitelisting in an environment that I need to run some Visual Studio Online Load Tests on. I was able to find some documentation as to what IP Addresses Visual Studio Online ...
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Gracefully take a server out of Azure Load Balancer (drain stop)

We have an application deployed to Azure IaaS VMs, served by IIS. In order to install updates, we need to take each machine out of the load balancer, one by one. Before moving to Azure, we were using ...
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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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Windows Server virtual disk cache settings

In Windows under Azure or Hyper-V, the Disk Policy write cache settings for a virtual disk will always appear to be enabled from the server configuration, regardless of the actual status of write ...
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Why do you need the awverify CNAME record for Azure?

See i.e.: How to set up CNAME to point to Azure or the text within the azure portal: Why is this necessary in the first place? Why does pointing the domain name through an A record not prove that I ...
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Azure Site Recovery unplanned failover

I have managed to create a DR of a couple virtual machines to Azure. I am using Azure site recovery and Azure resource manager, and I followed this manual about how to do this https://www....
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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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Migrating resources between different Azure subscriptions

I have a few questions for the Azure gurus out there. I work for a software development house and I have been asked with coming up with our Azure infrastructure. The idea I had is to set up three Pay-...
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Using Application Initialization with Azure is still proving painfully slow

My assumption was that if I turned on IIS8 Application Warmup in Azure, that all of my sites would be fairly instant on load, this is not the case. So, basically, I've turned on preloadEnabled and ...
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Does Azure support UCC/SAN SSL Certificates?

I have an Azure Web App that has 15 domain names associated with (i.e. all domain names map to the same application). I need to provide SSL for all 15 domains, pointing to the same Web App. My ...
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How many domains can be bound with one SSL certificate?

Let say I have an ASP.NEt application which is bound with more than 10 domains using host headers. Is one certificate is enough for me? or I need more than 1 certificate for each domain? If I need 1 ...
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Unclear pricing of Windows Azure [closed]

How do you people think about the Windows Azure pricing model and the way it is presented to the user? I just found out that Azure keeps charging hours for STOPPED instances. I just received a bill ...
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Join Azure VM to Azure AD

Using Microsoft Azure I have a default Active Directory domain (apparently) and I can create VMs. To my surprise, such VMs are not joined to the AD domain automatically and domain users can't log ...
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Setting 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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Can't see second azure sql database in SSMS object explorer

I have created a second database on my existing Azure SQL server. The first database works fine and I can see it using SSMS. I cannot see the second database in the object explorer. Autocomplete ...
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Azure Virtual Machines - what fault tolerance do they provide?

We are thinking about moving our virtual machines (Hyper-V VHDs) to Windows Azure but I haven't found much about what kind of fault tolerance that infrastructure provides. When I run VHD in Azure, I'...
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Get-AzureRmResourceGroup not returning resources from current subscription

If I run Get-AzureSubscription -Current I get: SubscriptionId : a*<guid> SubscriptionName : Development Environment : AzureCloud ...
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IIS FTP Not Working Remotely Windows Server 2012 R2

We are attempting to duplicate our server in the Azure cloud. Both are Windows 2012 R2 servers. FTP works on the original server but not on the duplicate server. Additionally, the duplicate server ...
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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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Azure equivalent of AWS tags?

Is there an equivalent of AWS EC2 tags for Azure? For example, if an account wanted to assign name=value pairs to an Azure machine and then subsequently query them.
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How do I get notified on a failed deployment to azure?

I have a project hosted in Github that is being continuously deployed to Azure whenever a developer checks in any code. (this deployment is for a dev server, not prod). In the case of a failed ...