Creating a Site to Site VPN Connection in ARM through the new Azure Portal

In the ever changing and improving world of Microsoft Azure, there has officially been a shift to the new Azure portal as the primary tool for interacting with Azure. On December 2, 2015 an official announcement was made that the portal located at portal.azure.comwas officially taken out of “preview” and made generally available (or “GA”)….


Does your win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10 logon hang after a password change?

Hi, Linda Taylor here, Senior Escalation Engineer from the Directory Services team in the UK. I have been working on this issue which seems to be affecting many of you globally on windows 8.1, 2012 R2 and windows 10, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the issue and workarounds while…


Finding Pesky Stale DNS SRV Records

  Good day to you all – Dougga here with a simple post today using tools you know.   Stale DNS SRV records are common due to no scavenging on DNS zones and each zone has to be setup correctly to have this happen. So, I have often found the "contoso.com" setup correctly, but the…


Leveraging Windows Native Functionality to Capture Network Traces Remotely

  Happy Monday everybody! Victor Zapata here again to share some network tracing and PowerShell love. Like many of you, I’m frequently called on to troubleshoot issues that involve network connectivity of some sort. These issues can range from poor network performance to complete network failure… and almost always require collecting network traces on two…


Azure SNAT

This post was contributed by Pedro Perez. Azure’s network infrastructure is quite different than your usual on-premises network as there are different layers of software abstraction that work behind the curtains. I would like to talk today about…(read more)


Mailbag: New Year New Questions (Issue #5)

Hey y'all, Mark and Tom and some new members to AskPFEPlat to tackle your questions in the new year. Hope everyone was able to take some time off and re-charge. How are those new year's resolutions going? Be healthier? Read more? Learn a new technology? Get certified? More on that later. By this point in…


PSA: Incorrect MTU size causes connectivity issues with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Greg Jaworski here to make readers aware of a support issue where network interface drivers may set an overly large MTU value of 1514 bytes. Problems arise when such large packets cannot be passed by the underlying network infrastructure. As this blog post will illustrate, connectivity failures caused by this condition can cause an array…