Azure Resource Manager–Creating an IaaS VM within a VNET

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available for update and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. NOTE: Any reference to the “Classic” Resource providers – such as ClassicNetwork, ClassicCompute – should NOT be used and are NOT supported. Here…

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Azure Resource Manager – Creating Storage Accounts

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available updatable, and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. In a prior post I walked through adding an SSL certificate then associating that certificate with an Azure Websites. While some sample C# code…

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Azure Resource Manager– Creating a Resource Group and a VNET

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available updatable, and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. In a prior post I walked through adding an SSL certificate then associating that certificate with an Azure Websites. While some sample C# code…

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No, your local admin account is NOT a SQL sysadmin – automatically

There have been many times that I’ve been handed a SQL instance that doesn’t allow me to do much with it even though the IT Admin for the machine have indicated they’ve done the install and your AD account is part of the Local Admin group. By default, in SQL 2008 local admin’s are not…

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What Identity with IIS7 and ApplicationPoolIdentity?

With IIS7, we have a little bit more isolation with AppPool Identities For example, if you’re using the the DefaultAppPool, if you need to assign permissions to NTFS, SQL, etc., what you’d use instead is as follows: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool Where “DefaultAppPool” ends up being the name of your AppPool as shown in IIS Manager… That…

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Making a Win7 Bootable USB device.

I have an old Toshiba that has no optical drive.  To install Win7, I needed a bootable USB stick.  Here are the basic steps 0. Download Win7 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ 1. Get a USB stick – need a 4 gig one here – the ISO is about 2.5 GIG 2. Format the USB as NTFS (use quick…

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