Azure Stack is extension of Azure and as such I am dealing with it as well. You may end up in a situation where you’ve created User Subscriptions in Azure Stack and after some time you want to delete them. Before deleting them you will need first to delete all the resources inside those subscriptions […]
So, you have a bunch of Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure, and didn’t used an ARM template, and now need to connect the VMs to Log Analytics (OMS). Earlier this month, I demonstrated on this can be done with the ARM portal, here’s that blog post. Of course, this has to be done individually and […]
I’ve just released the latest version of this script you can find at GitHub. There is just a small fix provided by Lynne Taggart in this release. Basically Microsoft changed the layout of their download page once again so we needed a slightly different logic to pull the MP version and publish date information.
Hello, an odd request here. Trying to put together a 2 state PS monitor where we have an array of computers that will be piped to Test-connection comandlet within a PS script. If server name is not pingable, adds that to a property bag and we can then play with the Alert text to gereate […]
As of today, there is no way to disable Azure AD Connect via the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal, but this can be done with some PowerShell. If you take a look at the ARM portal, there is no option to currently disable the directory synchronization. First, you will need to install the Azure Active […]
In this post, I am going to show how to upload a custom image used in Windows Hyper-V (2016) to Azure cloud. I will be using a combination of the UI in Hyper-V and PowerShell in Azure Resource Manager. I will be working with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and with Hyper-V 2016 with a custom […]
Earlier in 2016, Microsoft increased the number of Canadian Data Centers to two: Canada East and Canada Central. With most of my customers being within Canada, naturally they want their Azure Backup data stored within the Canada Data Centers/Regions — makes sense for many (legal) reasons. Only problem is, Azure backup is still very limited to specific […]
If you’re like me, you have probably banged your head against the wall a few times with the Login-AzureRmAccount cmdlet… I reached out to the Azure Development team and not only is this a known issue, but there is currently no solution at the time…. Hmm. Here is a bit of the background story, followed […]
The following PowerShell code is to install all the necessary IIS components for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016 Web Console on Windows Server 2016.
Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server, Web-WebServer, Web-Common-Http, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Static-Content, Web-Health, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Performance, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Security, Web-Filtering, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-App-Dev, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Web-Metabase, NET-Framework-45-Features, NET-Framework-45-Core, NET-Framework-45-ASPNET, NET-WCF-Services45, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, NET-WCF-TCP-PortSharing45, WAS, WAS-Process-Model, WAS-Config-APIs -restart
You can also find this in Microsoft’s TechNet Gallery, HERE. For more on SCOM and other System Center Technologies, in addition to OMS, please visit, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.
The following post is intended to demonstrate how to monitor your Windows Server 2016 — Nano Server, via System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016. Also, a quick note, the SCOM team released the Windows Server 2016 Operating System Management Pack today, see HERE for the download/MP. To begin, I have an out-of-the-box Windows 2016 (No UI) […]