This article assumes that you have already created a pipeline in Azure Devops and have it linked to an Azure Devops repo. You will need to create a variable named $vmpassword and assign it the value stored in your key … continue reading
I setup a self hosted agent for Azure Devops this morning on Server 2012 R2 (legacy Visual Studio dependencies…) and found that I was unable to start the service. The error I received was “Error 1 Incorrect Function” when attempting … continue reading
This will be the first article in a series about maintaining Azure tenants and subscriptions.
If you currently, or have ever, worked in a large Azure environment, you know how easily resource creep can occur. Resource Groups, VM disks and … continue reading
I recently passed the AZ-303 exam. Below are some of the resources I used to prepare for the exam. In addition to the links below, I also used Alan Rodrigues’ course on Udemy.
The Udemy course and Microsoft Docs … continue reading
I recently ran into a situation in my lab environment that required I resync all (2000+) user accounts to Azure AD. Though this sounds complex and daunting, its actually quite simple. T
he basic steps involve disabling sync, and then … continue reading
If you are using VM Scale Sets in Azure, you know how important it can be to quickly obtain an instance IP address. This can of course be done using the Azure Portal. However, I am often working in … continue reading
Azure Policy allows us to control what actions users can perform regarding creating and managing resources in Azure. We can define policies for naming standards, require that certain extensions be installed on virtual machines, audit various resources for certain … continue reading
Let’s say you have a VM in Azure North Central. You created this VM from a custom image that you maintain in an Azure image repository. Now, what if you wanted to create that same VM in Azure South … continue reading
In Redhat/Fedora/Cent, GRUB can be protected by running the grub-md5-crypt command and pasting the outputted password hash into the grub.conf file. vSphere 6.0 password protects grub by default. If you change the root password in the VAMI, the GRUB password … continue reading
1) Change server name and IP address
2) Configure time settings and NTP
In this post we will be reviewing the basic installation of the Active Directory Domain Services role and setup of a new … continue reading