Posts Tagged "Windows Azure"

In the new world of IT

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During TechEd something quite spectacular happened. Everyone should have been prepared and awaiting this news but none the less it felt like the community was woken up from a coma. Brad Anderson made a great opening keynote when he emphasized that Microsoft is going Mobile-First; Cloud-First. But that’s not what...

Workplace vNext :: Part 6 :: Unattended Install ConfigMgr 2012 R2 in Windows Azure

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This blog post shows you how to create a new VM with SQL Server pre-installed, make sure it automatically joins the Active Directory domain and install required Windows Features as well as Configuration Manager 2012 R2. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration...

Workplace vNext :: Part 5 :: Add Second Server Automatically Into Active Directory

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This blog post shows you how to create a new VM and make sure it automatically joins the Active Directory domain. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure Multifactor Authentication to provide the next generations Workplace....

Connect Enter-PSSession to an Azure Virtual Machine using a nontrusted certificate

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Tried Windows Azure for Virtual Machines lately? Then you’ve probably noticed that Remote PowerShell is activated by default as an Endpoint (firewall opening/port forwarding). Per default however, the certificate used by the VM is a nontrusted certificate and if you use Enter-PSSession it will trow you an error: “The SSL...

Workplace vNext :: Part 4 :: Promote DC and Register DNS

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This blog post shows you how to set up a Domain Controller in Windows Azure and how to register it as a DNS server for the Virtual Network. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure Multifactor...

Workplace vNext :: Part 3 :: Ordering the first VM

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This blog post shows you how to order your first VM in Windows Azure and what you need to do in order to create a network in Windows Azure. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure...

Workplace vNext :: Part 2 :: Subscribe to Azure

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This blog post shows you how to set up a Windows Azure Subscription. It acts as a part in a bigger series about ‘Workplace vNext’ using Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Intune, ADFS and Azure Multifactor Authentication to provide the next generations Workplace. You can find the introduction post here with...

Workplace vNext :: Part 1 :: Introduction

For the last couple of years there have been a lot of talking about User-centric together with Configuration Manager 2012 (and later) and for the last year Cloud OS and PCIT (People Centric IT) has been the latest black. A while back I held a session during the Nordic System...

Install ConfigMgr in Windows Azure

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While it is perfectly possible it might just not be such a good idea to install ConfigMgr on an Extra Small VM in Windows Azure. I recently went through the installation and it took quite some time as you can see. In a normal case when an installation of a...

Hosting WordPress on Azure? Watch Out For ClearDB!

Some time ago I moved this blog to Windows Azure from a swedish hoster. Everything have worked out pretty well until a couple of days ago when I tried to upgrade the site to WordPress 3.7.1. Until a few hours ago I was unable to write new posts, manage comments...

Shrink a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows Azure directly in the storage blob

A couple of days ago I help my college, Niklas Åkerlund, to complie a program from Maarten Balliauw that allows you to shrink the VHD file in Windows Azure directly in the storage blob online. In other words – with out the need to download the file. Maarten’s project is...

Update multiple Package Source Paths using PowerShell in Configuration Manager 2012

I saw a question on twitter for how to update package source paths using PowerShell in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. This is a script that I’ve used for many customers during migrations from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. You can download the script here. As some sort...

We’ve moved!

Finally the move should be completed. We’ve moved from our Swedish hoster Binero to Windows Azure. We’ve done a great deal of work to keep everything working. If you experience any problem (or better performance etc) please let us know. /Tim