Azure

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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Hi Experts,

I have successfully deployed my website on azure but when I try to login I received an error which when debugged produces:-

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable to locate a Local Database Runtime installation. Verify that SQL Server Express is properly installed and that the Local Database Runtime feature is enabled.)

The application works well on my local machine and connection string seems fine.

Just wondering if there are extra steps to be taken when deploying an application written in code first approach to azure?

I have followed numerous article and can't proceed further. I am no the azure portal>>application setting> connection string screen.

In here I have populated the name and value boxes with this: .

NAME---- DbConnectionString
VALUE--- Data Source=(l@@db)\$$$LocalDB;Initial Catalog=@@@inApp;Integrated Security=SSPI;

Any pointers will be greatly apprieciated.

Kind Regards

Mike

but still no luck
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About a year ago I decided to move us from Exchange 2010 On-Prem to Exchange Online.  Due to some peculiar circumstances, I had to go to Exchange Hybrid first (keeping my Exchange 2010 On-Prem) until I could wrap up a few user accounts.  I'm now ready to go ahead and finish migrating to Exchange Hybrid, fully getting rid of Exchange On-Prem.

However, the last MS rep I spoke with stated that due to having a local AD, I need to keep the On-Prem Exchange server but couldn't give me a good reason.  

I really would like to be fully Exchange On-Line and am looking for opinions/thoughts from others.  Do I need to retain the On-Prem Exchange server?  Can I decom it with minimal issues?  If so, any recommendations for the best path to do this?

TIA.

Felmer
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Is there some trick to getting the translation working? "AS" in the query below fails...

Here is the Query:

SELECT c.FirstName AS first_name,
             c.LastName AS last_name,
             c.Company AS company_name,
             r.RepID AS rep_id,
             r.RepName AS rep_name,
             c.CustomerID AS om_customer_id
FROM Customers c
LEFT JOIN RepManufacturer r ON r.RepID = c.Integer5
WHERE (c.FirstName LIKE '%todd test%' OR c.LastName LIKE '%todd test%' OR c.FullName LIKE '%todd test%' OR c.Email LIKE '%todd test%' OR c.Phone LIKE '%todd test%' OR c.Company LIKE '%todd test%')

Which gives me this array result on our Unix Ubuntu web server.. so basically it just totally ignores the ‘AS’ and retains the orginal name

Array ( [0] => Array ( [FirstName] => Todd testing [LastName] => Sprind testing [Company] => OurCompany [RepID] => 658 [RepName] => Dan The Man [CustomerID] => 2171 ) [1] => Array ( [FirstName] => todd TEST [LastName] => sprind TEST [Company] => ourcompany.com [RepID] => [RepName] => [CustomerID] => 2172 ) [2] => Array ( [FirstName] => TEST Todd [LastName] => TEST Sprind [Company] => [RepID] => [RepName] => [CustomerID] => 2242 ) [3] => Array ( [FirstName] => test todd [LastName] => test spri [Company] => residential [RepID] => [RepName] => [CustomerID] => 2702 )
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On premise I have 20 Virtual Machines running in Hyper-V, these VM's are replicated into Azure. I have a VPN tunnel setup from On premise to Azure. If i carry out a test restore of a server 2016 Server, I can connect to it fine, via SQL, RDP etc however I cannot connect to my Server 2003 VM's either via RDP or SQL

(I know 2003 is no longer supported and plans are in place to upgrade the Databases on these servers, but that will take another 12-18 months)

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service is disabled, so I don't know if this needs enabling and then configuring for the relevant ports on prem or if there is another issue ?
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I have a On premise AD set up and AD connect for sync with Azure AD, here is my problem.
I've created a contact with an external email address so that it gets published in my GAL and i'm able to see that in my Office 365 admin portal under contacts but i'm unable to locate it in GAL and even Azure AD.
i'm even unable to find these contacts while adding them to a Distribution group in office 365 admin portal, what could be possibly happening ??
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Dear Experts,
I am running Windows Server Backup on WS 2016, and am running out of storage.
I have found some articles to utilize command "wbadmin" such as:

wbadmin delete systemstatebackup -version: 05/04/2015-18:25 -backupTarget: G:

My problem is, I don't know what the backupTarget drive is.  It does not show up in Windows Explorer, when I look into Backup Scheduler, it has a Name, but it is not a drive letter.  (It says "XXCompany 2017_04_06 16:03 Disk 01" as Destination Name.

How can I manage the backup storage space?  Please advise.
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Syncing on prem to office 365 via adconnect and migrating mailboxes to exchange online in the cloud.  I have a couple of questions:

1.  If I migrate a users mailbox, and the user does not have a license in Office 365, will the user still migrate and have full functionality with the migrated mailbox for 30 days?  After 30 days, would this go to the recycle bin and need to be restored?

2.  I am assigning licenses through msol by using a on premises group, then have a script that reads the group and if a member set's license sku's in O365.  On some occasions (small amount), the license is added to the group, and the script goes to set a license sku but this fails.  I think this is due to giving a license to the user at some point, then taking it away.  Does giving a license set any attributes in msol which would cause this?

3.  I set a SIP address for skype for business for on prem mailboxes and accounts that are syncing to O365.  I've noticed when some accounts were migrated, that skype connection was lost and I had to re-license the user.  Any explanation why this would happen.

Really appreciate any knowledge on this.

Thanks
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I have a scenario where organization was setup in O365 and Azure AD and now wants to have onprem AD and file services, what is the best way to migrate Azure AD  to onpremise AD. Once complete, i would expect to have some form of sync between onprem and O365, they will still use exchange online.

The can onprem AD ( Server 2016) be populated from Azure using AADconnect writeback, has anyone done this? please share
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Dear Team,

I'm attempting to configure my first failover cluster in windows server 2016 for sql purposes across sites (different subnets). When the failover cluster goes through the validation in SITE A (DR-SQL1) the validation fails with the following errors:

 * Node DR-SQL2 is not reachable from node DR-SQL1. It is necessary that each cluster node can
    communicate each other cluster node by a minimum of one network path (though multiple paths
    are recommended to avoid a single point of failure). Please verify that existing networks
    are configured properly or add additional networks.
 * Node DR-SQL1 is not reachable from node DR-SQL2. It is necessary that each cluster node can
    communicate each other cluster node by a minimum of one network path (though multiple paths
    are recommended to avoid a single point of failure). Please verify that existing networks
    are configured properly or add additional networks.

Although when I run the same validation test from SITE B (DR-SQL2), they all pass just fine.

Any ideas where I should start looking, the firewall rules should allow all traffic to pass through between these 2 hosts.

Thank you.
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Hi,
I currently have Excel importing data from an Access db, however, the database is moving to a Virtual Machine that we have with MS Azure.
I am unsure what I need to do to connect to the db once it's moved.  The Excel will still be on my local machine.
We currently login to the VM via Remote Desktop Connection.  Within the VBA, what do I need?  Do I need to enter the password (as I do when I connect via RDC)?

thanks in advance
Kerry
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Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

I have reviewed a quote that my company has been given for purchasing servers with Server 2016.

What is the meaning of the software licenses mentioned in the screenshot below?

Svr 2016 licenses
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Microsoft Office 365 is a subscriptions based service which includes services like Exchange Online and Skype for business Online. These services integrate with Microsoft's online version of Active Directory called Azure Active Directory.
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We are planning to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and currently analysis the hardening procedures and guidelines. Our management and security team would like to follow the recommendation from the Security baseline for Windows 10 v1607  and Windows Server 2016 with URL link:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2016/10/17/security-baseline-for-windows-10-v1607-anniversary-edition-and-windows-server-2016/

After gone through the the recommendation documentation (In Excel format), we notice that high percentage of the "Policy Items" are "Blank" or "Not configured". Would anyone has any experience does it mean Microsoft has no recommendation on those area/items or kind give us further direction what can we do to due with those items ?

We are new to Windows Server security hardening exercise and your kind advice is much appreciated.

Thanks & Regards
Patrick
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We have a large AD environment and already in the process of moving to Office 365 and have a dedicated circuit in place just to handle all MS traffic. We would like to AD to VM in AZure that are running AD to extend our infrastructure to the cloud for DR purposes. I konw we have to plan out the Azure Network environment and also ensure all data stay within N.A geolocations but was wondering what other items we should consider. I am interest to hear freed back from others who are already doing this.
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What is the process to change the Server 2016 policy to allow users to logon even when domain controller can't be contacted?

All computers within this organization are attached to the domain and we need to make sure that the users are able to logon with their domain accounts even when the domain controller can't be contacted.
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In know in Azure you can scope a storage account to replicate globally or to a specific. This may not be possible but wanted to confirm in o365 I do not believe you can restricted that o365 mailbox data and Onedrive date only replicate to a specific region i.e N.A only for compliance reason correct?
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We are currently upgrading a network to a 2016 Terminal services environment. There are some legacy applications that is not compatible with 2012 or 2016 and needing to keep some applications on a 2008 R2 machine.

We've attempted to add the session host from the 2016 wizard as the server does appear to be discovered. There is a compatibility message mentioning that it must be running at least Windows Server 2016.

Wondering if anyone has been able to get a 2008 server added and running in a 2016 farm so the apps can be published? Or have some alternative solutions?

Thanks,
compat-ss.PNG
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Hello everyone

Our company is merging with another company very soon and i need to put together a plan to migrate everything into one IT infrastructure. The management priority is to have New agency email address ready for all employees as soon as possible. So I was trying to find a best way to merge everything into one.

here is some information about both company.

Company A
Windows server 2012 AD domain :  ABC.com
Uses office 365 with Azure AD connect to sync password and users between on site AD and Office 365.
Approximate 150 employees.


Company B
Windows server 2012 AD domain :  XYZ.com
Uses office 365 with Azure AD connect to sync password and users between on site AD and Office 365. Also have Exchange 2010 to manage users with Office 365.  (I am not 100% sure if they use Azure AD connect or not, but will know soon.)
Approximate 90 employees.

Company A will be surviving organization after merger.  Once both company merges, merged company will have new name and new email address.

New Company after merger:  123.com

Management wants both agency staff to have new email at 123.com as soon as possible.  

Currently I am working on putting VPN between both companies and to setup Forest level trust between both forest. This should be done within one week or so. But I am having little hard time in putting together plan to merge both forest and both Office 365 tenants.

Should i start with creating brand new Forest with 123.com and then create 3 …
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I do not have any it experience.  I had to using active directory on windows server 2016. Although I did research on the internet, I did not get a proper result. How do I enable the users to log out when the Ethernet cable remove ? Sorry for English.
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What is a Denial of Service (DoS)?
What is a Denial of Service (DoS)?

A DoS is a malicious attempt to prevent the normal operation of a computer system. You may frequently see the terms 'DDoS' (Distributed Denial of Service) and 'DoS' used interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences.

We have a hybrid Exchange environment, Exchange 2016.

I need to be able to relay messages to external recipients, but I do not want an open relay.

I have a receive connector setup as
Frontend
port 25
TLS, Basic Auth, Exchange auth
permissions to Exchange servers and anonymous user (for testing)
Allow mail from all servers (0-255) (for testing)

I have a send connection setup as
Proxy through client server
route mail to MX record (or smarthost for filtering)
Address space SMTP *

I am still receiving the error
550 5.7.54 SMTP; Unable to relay recipient in non-accepted domain

Please help me find what I am missing and get the relay working.
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What would be a good tool/solution to export users and groups from authoritative source G-Suite over OpenLDAP and import into Active Directory under one OU in Azure?  Moving from on-premises onto Azure.
What are the options?
Thanks.
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I am looking for options for training and certification in Microsoft Azure. I have been looking on the internet for different courses and training programs and have come up short handed. Microsoft itself doesn't have a structured course/training program (that I could find), even within the partner network.

My goal is to find a structured course that starts with no knowledge and builds to the certification at the end. Preferably something I can do at night either on location or from home.

Can you guys give me some recommendations?
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Installed the PS-AutoLab, ran TEST-SingleServer and worked OK, then needed to run  POC-MultiRole
and CLi1 and Nano server finish OK but the DC1 and S1 are stuck on the black screen with the circle dots spinning for over 24 hours. I tried twice after a full reboot. No errors in the event log. I'm using Surface Pro 4 with 16gb or RAM and over 100GB of free space. Any idea where to look?
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I have several VMs deployed in Azure.  We would like to add the Azure backup service.  Looking at the pricing calculator for the backup offering, you are presented with
# of INSTANCES
and
# of GB

Do we specify number of VMs, or can we select 1 instance with the total number of GB our VMs use?  Does that make sense?

Thanks.
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I can ping both directions between hosts and VMs. RDP works fine in both directions as well. My Host can get to shares on the VMs

However, my VMs cannot get to network shares on the host. Thoughts at what i'm missing here?

Host is Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, VMs are a mix of 2008R2, 2012R2, and 2016
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Azure

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.