Category Archive: Windows Azure *Cloud*

Mar 25

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. Contact your administrator for more information.

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. About a week ago one of our client computers started facing issues regarding the ability to access the Information Rights Management IRM server. We use Windows Azure’s IRM service (Azure Rights Management) so there are a few things you need to do …

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Mar 01

Resolved: Get-AzureVM – Requested value ‘enable’ was not found

Resolved: Get-AzureVM – Requested value ‘enable’ was not found Lately I started to assign ACLs to my VMs and realized this was a very repetitive task and that many of the several ACLs were repeated across the VMs. Because of that I decided I needed to use PowerShell to manage this task and more quickly …

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Feb 24

How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell

 How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell You can manage your Windows Azure account via PowerShell with an array of commands at your disposal. Below is a quick reference guide of the commands available. You can connect to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud using the Azure Powershell SDK. After you have installed the SDK you should be …

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Dec 21

How to: Remote Desktop into an Ubuntu Server in Windows Azure

How to: Remote Desktop into an Ubuntu Server in Windows Azure Basically there are three parts to enabling a remote desktop session into an Ubuntu Server. But before we get into all that I feel the need to point this out: Ubuntu Server is sort of meant to run without a GUI and managed through …

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Dec 14

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure Another issue I encountered while using a Linux VM inside Windows Azure is that the logging in process was extremely slow and then you tried to run a command with elevated rights, it was slow too. …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure So as part of the latest using your own DNS server with Linux machines inside Windows Azure I had a bit of a problem. Even though my corporate DNS server was set up correctly, DNS entries were correct, etc. Ubuntu would just …

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Dec 12

How to: Install a swap file in a Windows Azure Ubuntu VM

How to: Install a swap file in a Windows Azure Ubuntu VM Unless you made your own Ubuntu image, configured the Azure connector/integration to create a swap file and uploaded it to Windows Azure chances are your VM does not come with a swap file/memory. Afterall Microsoft recommends that all Linux machines that are uploaded …

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Dec 09

Memcache vs Azure Cache

Memcache vs Azure Cache Memcache is a distributed, in-memory caching solution used to help speed up large scale web applications by taking pressure off the database. Memcache is used by many of the internet’s biggest websites and has been merged with other technologies in innovative ways. Windows Azure supports the Memcache protocol to enable customers …

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Nov 07

Error deleting VHD: There is currently a lease on the Blob and no lease ID was specified in the request

Error deleting VHD: There is currently a lease on the Blob and no lease ID was specified in the request If you encounter with this error while trying to delete a storage account most probably it is because you created a Windows Azure Virtual Machine and removed it. In my case I was deleting a …

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Oct 26

How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup

How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup Obtained from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169036.aspx Windows Azure Recovery Services encompasses a set of Windows Azure vaults that help to protect your organization from data loss, and aid in continuity of operations. Vaults are used to store and protect information that is specified as part of your recovery services configuration. …

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