Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.

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I have a  windows 2016 Datacenter VM created in Azure cloud .  Also I have  some installers uploaded to the  new storage Account I created ( Path is Storage Account -> DemoStorage-Blobs->  dbfile->Installers)  
How can I get the Installers I uploaded into  the VM I created in cloud

I tried the following video for mapping network drive   It maps my demo storage account . But I don't see any file in it
 The video I tried is here

( I am using MSDN subscription for azure)
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when can I expect to see an update appear as available on windows update and WSUS? MS released cumulative update KB4458469 on September 20, I check for updates from a computer and it finds nothing , my WSUS syncs everyday but it's not there but the update is available in the windows update catalogue and installs manually just fine.

Do they delay the release to windows update and wsus?

Hello Board

We currently have an issue that i don't get resolved since 3 Weeks.

Physical Server
HPE DL380 Gen10 with 1x 2-port 10Gbe-HPE562SFP+ and 1x 2-port 10Gbe-HPE562FLRSFP+ attached via compatible HPE DAC Cable to a switch
OS: Windows Server 2016 Std
Software: Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5
Network Configuration: 1x LACP Windows-Team (1 Member of each networkcard-port) with management network, 1x LACP x LACP Windows-Team (1 Member of each networkcard-port) with storage network. All interfaces have jumboframes configured

Storage Array:
HPE Nimble Storage
Network Configuration: 2x 10Gbe Port with storage network configured

During backup the nimble array creates a storage snapshot of the volumes that have to be backuped. Veeam then copies the storage-snapshot-data to the local repository. During backup-copy from a particular storage-snapshot we do have a ton of the following windows events:
  • Target sent an iSCSI PDU with an invalid opcode. Dump data contains the entire iSCSI header. - Error - EventID 24
  • The initiator could not send an iSCSI PDU. Error status is given in the dump data. - Error - EventID 7
  • The initiator could not send an iSCSI PDU. Error status is given in the dump data. -Warning - Event ID 153 --> i assume this happens because of the iscsi lost

What have been done so far:

Checked Jumbo Frames
Ping …
The DFS Replication service failed to contact domain controller  to access configuration information. Replication is stopped. The service will try again during the next configuration polling cycle, which will occur in 60 minutes. This event can be caused by TCP/IP connectivity, firewall, Active Directory Domain Services, or DNS issues.
Additional Information:
Error: 160 (One or more arguments are not correct.)
Is there a way of switching or toggling between monitors while connected to a remote Server 2016 server during a remote desktop connection from a Windows 10 laptop that only has one display?

I have a server connected to six different monitors and need to switch between the monitors to get to particular programs that are set to open on different monitors.

This is something I am able to do while connected to the server using Log Me In or Solar Windows MSP.

I have looked at the remote desktop settings and haven't been able to yet find such a setting. This is something that the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" option won't do.
Hi all i would like to have a user account in one domain and use it with another domain. If possible i would like to only have one account for each user but have access to both domain.

what would be the best way to configure

many thanks
My company recently moved to an Azure server and with that came a more secure database dynamic. Alas, my PDO connection is now not working and I'm stuck.

Let me preface this by saying I'm running PHP 5.5.30 and updating is not an option just because of the antiquated code that characterizes the app. I'm concerned that an update would knock some things over and it would be a real mess.

The PDO that I'm working was built with a view to a more contemporary and secure future. Until everything is in place, however, we're taking baby steps and that brings us to the current dilemma.

Here's what I've got currently:


$database = "accurate";

try {
	 $options = array(
	PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_SSL_CERT  => accurate',
    $conn = new PDO($test, $user, $password);
} catch (PDOException $e) {
    echo 'Connection failed: ' . $e->getMessage();


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Where you see "accurate," I'm referring to what I know to be an accurate setting, be it a database name or the location of the SSL_CERT. When I run this, I get:

Warning: PDO::__construct(): Unable to set private key file `D:\www\toolbox' in D:\www\toolbox\functions\personnel.php on line 23

Warning: PDO::__construct(): failed to create an SSL handle in D:\www\toolbox\functions\personnel.php on line 23

Warning: PDO::__construct(): Cannot connect to MySQL by using SSL in D:\www\toolbox\functions\personnel.php on line 23

Warning: PDO::__construct(): [2002] (trying to connect via tcp:// in D:\www\toolbox\functions\personnel.php on line 23
Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002]
Hello experts,
We are about to turn on Azure AD Connect directory sync and just wanted to ask from a  security perspective, what steps, or review did your security folks need to do as far as identifying which attributes (as noted in the MS link below) are considered sensitive or PII data.

Please let me know.

I have a VM created in Azure cloud (It is SEAsia region.  I subscribe with an MSDN subscription that gives $200 credit) .  But I am unable to RDP both from office and home . Do I have to add the VM's ip to  the firewall exception ?
NIC Teaming Best Practices - Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

I am setting up a new Hyper-V host for a Customer.  It is an HPE ML350 Gen10 with a 4 port network adapter and a dedicated iLO port.  I want to set up a NIC team of course, but I am confused about how to include all the adapters in the team and still be able to give the host OS a fixed IP address.  In the past I have excluded one NIC from the team for the host, but I am reading some blogs that seem to indicate that is a bad idea in terms of redundancy.  On the host I am looking at right now, looking at the network adapters, the only one I can specifically modify the settings of is the one excluded from the team.  Am I missing something?
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Hello Experts, I have Exchange 2013 CU21, with AD 2012 R2, on prem. We have Azure AD connect setup for synchronization of accounts to Office 365, and leverage pass-through authentication. We also have SFB 2015 on-prem and have setup SFB hybrid with SFB online. I would like to introduce Teams into the organization, but am having difficulty with the SFB and teams interoperability. When a user that has been migrated to O365 for E-mail and Skype, from their Teams, messages an on-prem SFB user, the chat message does not appear in their SFB client, instead the on-prem user receives an email saying someone is trying to contact them on Teams, and asks them to install Teams. I would like to have the message go straight to SFB client.

For the Teams Users, i have set the parameters as shown in attached pic: Capture1, and for the on-prem SFB user, i have set the parameters as shown in attached pic: Capture2, based on this Microsoft article:

when the SFB user from on-prem messages the Office 365 user from their SFB client, then the O365 user receives it in Teams, and then they are able to chat with one another, but it seems that the Teams user cannot initiate the chat. However, if a Teams user from O365 Teams calls a user on-prem, then the calls comes in their SFB client which is good. but chat does not seem to be working as it should. Has anyone experienced this issue? Any guidance …
Hello Experts, I have a strange issue. I am working on a migration of company A to company B for AD. Company A is currently part of their on-prem AD which is company.local, and they also leverage O365 for E-mail, SharePoint, onedrive... for which they have separate accounts which only reside in Azure AD. Once I join the user machine from company A to company B domain, and the user logs into the machine using their new company B domain user account, the user is no longer able to access their onedrive files via Office Client. they cannot activate Office client, and cannot register their device with Azure AD. The attached error is received.

When the user is part of Company B domain, we are not creating new user profiles for them, we are simply using regedit to point the new UserProfile to the older UserProfile so they do not lose any data. I have done some testing, and the issue seems to be related to the users profile on the machine. if I log in as the user on a different machine which is part of the new domain (using the users new Company B AD User account), then I am able to activate office client...hence i believe this issue is related to the User profile. I have removed the device from Azure AD, cleared creds, re-installed Office client, and cleared all activation keys cached on the machine and un-licensed, re-licensed the user in O365, but nothings seems to have done the trick. creating a brand new profile for each user we migrate is not feasible, too much work.

Hello Experts,

I would like to start a consultancy providing Data Analytics for industries using technology's like Azure Data Factory, Azure Streaming Analytics, PowerBI, Azure IoT.

I would like to find similar like minded individuals.

I would be happy to inject financial investment if needed.

Can someone let me know where the places to go to meet with like minded people?


Need to Use Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US to Change Language  for specific user

Can we push it remotely for specific local users on servers not in domain in silent mode

When we run it locally steps are  >Command Prompt -Type PowerShell  and hit Enter-Then Run Command -Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US -Will Ask for Y to Press

Can we get this in some script to push on remote computers in one go or if changes can be reflectedd in first login -as it is asking to log off and login again ?
I am in the process of moving my KMS server that will be hosting two domains.
I have made the DNS change for both domain DNS to point to the new KMS server.

_VLMCS._tcp.OldDomain.local        SRV service location:
          priority       = 0
          weight         = 0
          port           = 1688
          svr hostname   = vollic.NewDomain.local
vollic.NewDomain.local       internet address =

I can ping it from any machine on either domain.
When is set the SKMS to force it to talk to the new KMS server it does register successfully.

The issue I am having is if you allow the client to auto discover it registers with the oldDomain KMS server.

DO I just have to wait it out?
I have a SharePoint list with two columns that I want to multiply (QTY - numeric and Unit price - currency).  I want the result to go in a third column (_Line total - currency).  The SharePoint list Flow is "When an item is created or modified."  This used to be pretty easy with SharePoint Designer but because I'm new to Flow, it seems overly complicated.  A calculated column is out because I want to use the third column to group and sum in list views.

Here is the expression I'm using but it errors out when run:
mul(triggerBody()?['QTY'],triggerBody()?['Unit price'])

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Update list item flow
We are making the jump to Azure....We currently have a SQL 2008 cluster using physical hardware in a datacenter. The application vendor has stated that they must use a specific version of SQL Server, so “SQL Database” cannot be used as we must have full control over SQL Server updates. Do we need to cluster the Windows server in Azure? I was thinking that Azure offered OS level protection and clustering was not needed.
My typical conversation with a fail over clustering (SQL FCI) goes as follows:
  • Do we need hardware level redundancy and protection? (If yes, then SQL FCI is a fit)
  • Do we need operating system level redundancy and protection (If yes, then SQL FCI is a fit)
  • If we have answered no to the above questions, this is not a fit for you as the FCI still has a single point of failure at the DB level.

We have decide to use Azure VPSs. My though was that even if we had a stand-alone SQL instance, Azure should provide protection at the hardware and OS level. I would assume we don’t need to snapshot the 1TB drive that the data and log files will live on, they can just snap the C and E drive where the OS and “Program Files” live. Some sysAdmins did make a comment of “If there is any manual intervention required to restore the OS, then we want to cluster”.

Kindly let me know your thoughts on this please and thank you.
I have 3 apps that are operating within ms/access (split beck end) and need to (i) integrate them in a single unique app and (ii) migrate to a web-based environment (i.e. accessible through a browser)  or client/server with the database on the back-end. I recognise that I really must quit ms/access as its restrictions on the GUI are starting to really show and its cracking all over (e..g. it launches explorer to accede to a dynamic net page to show GIS stuff, but the inverse path (from explorer back to ms/access is, simply, impossible).

The back-end database is open but I am able to use any common databases, ODBC databases as I will limit both the field types and the functions, but I need to process images (I have been doing it with bought controls).

My first idea is to go with NetBeans or IntelliJ or Azure but I am terribly hesitating. If its desktop based, the final app needs to run on many platforms or then be web-based. Running on IOS/Android would also be a requirement.

can anyone help?

(in total I gave roughly 300 forms and 150 reports and about 450 columns... (not counting roughly 200 queries over 150 tables).

Can anyone help to coach me on a convenient path?

all hints will be cheerfully accepted


PS I am able to pay for a licensed platform. My current MS/Access "bloat" came from the extraordinary EE sopport...
Hy i need help to exchange 2016 when i activat oof the mail is bounced to the firewall because the sender is blanck.
The firewall use batv.
When i desactivate It, it's Good.
I want to kown if it's possible to add sender  or how i can pass the pass the firewall when batv is activate
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I have a WSUS server that has grown exponentially, even when i run the WSUS server clean up wizard, there is no difference. this server is set up on a virtual machine. is there a way i can retire old updates?  to create more space on my server ? i can see 2015 updates. can i delete these  updates?  Please i need assistance>
Hello all,

I recently setup RDS on Server 2016. I have everything working correctly, and can access apps that I have published on the web console. However, I published the RDP client, and when trying to connect to a VM, it hangs on "Securing Remote Connection" then a popup box says "Internal Error."

I had it working on my own environment, but I do not recall how I fixed that problem. Does anyone have ideas on what I could try or fix?
Does anyone know if there will be any additional Group Policy features relating to USB/Removable Device restrictions in Windows Server 2019? I have heard there was, but can't seem to find anything specific.
I am trying to do a Wireshark session within an Azure VM to monitor the network traffic to and from a specific network adapter within the VM,  But when I start Wireshark,  there is no interface at all.   What do I need to ask IT to configure the VM so I can use Wireshark to monitor the network traffic.
Has anyone had success performing a tenant to tenant migration from SharePoint Online to Office 365?

I have ran across several articles stating that FastTrack for Microsoft doesn't allow tenant to tenant migration.  Other than Metalogix and Sharegate are there other 3rd party tools that others have used with success for migrating SharePoint?
I'm upgrading my on-prem SBS 2008 server to 2016 Standard. I was performing a one-way sync to Azure. What is the best way to go about pulling down the data in Azure to my new 2016 server?


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.