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Posts From June, 2014

Remote App connection problems

There are numerous reports online of users having intermittent problems connecting to RemoteApp applications using remote gateway. The information here relates specifically to remote gateway on... read more
 

Setting up a domain server in Azure Server 2012

Setting up a domain controller for a small network is generally very simple in Server 2012. However if you want to do this using Azure VMs there are few extra considerations such as needing to make... read more
 

Adding additional session hosts to a Remote Gateway on Server 2012

Adding additional session hosts means that your users can have their sessions load balanced across two or more server supporting larger numbers with better performance. Before you start The... read more
 

Server 2012 setting up remote gateway, remote desktop and RemoteApp

Having set up lots of these using Server 2008 I thought this should be straightforward. However the changes in Server 2012 make this quite a different process in some scenarios with some new... read more
 

Moving a SQL server database to Azure

Not all SQL features are supported: http://searchsqlserver.techtarget.com/feature/Why-you-should-think-twice-about-Windows-Azure-SQL-Database Prerequisites You need SMSS for SQL 2012. This ... read more
 

Uploading disks and VMs to Azure

Subscriptions Before you can upload anything to Azure you need to make powershell aware of your Azure... read more
 

Configuring certificates for Azure backup

Azure backup allows you to securely link one or more servers to a backup store. For some reason I had some initial difficulties getting the certificates to all line up – so this is a quick note of... read more
 

Backing up and restoring Azure VMs

Note – none of the details below are required for simply creating and using VMs in Azure directly. The details come into play if you start ending to copy VHDs around and recreate VMs from... read more
 

Working with Azure storage

There are lots of ways using PowerShell to work with these – but they can be fiddly. However there is also a free tool: http://www.cerebrata.com/products/azure-explorer/introduction This allows... read more
 
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