Authoritative Restore of SYSVOL after Deallocation of Azure DCs

The Problem If you run an isolated lab in Azure IaaS with more than one Domain Controller and are in the habit of shutting down and de-allocating the VMs to save money, you may have found that SYSVOL doesn’t replicate when you start them back up. The Cause De-allocation/re-allocation of a VM changes the VM…

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Revisit – Deploying a DC to Azure IaaS with ARM and DSC

Introduction In an earlier post I provided a walkthrough for the deployment of a Domain Controller to Azure IaaS using an ARM template and DSC. Since that post, I’ve had several questions due to changes in the way the templates and deployment code do their work. Today, I’m going to walk through this again with…

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Making Network Changes During an Azure IaaS ARM Template Deployment

In my last post, I discussed the deployment of a Domain Controller to Azure IaaS using ARM templates and DSC. The example I used was as simple as possible but this led me to exclude a couple of things that warrant further discussion – Configuring a static IP on the DC NIC Changing the DNS…

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Deploying a DC to Azure IaaS with ARM and DSC

EDIT This post is obsolete! I’ve kept it here to preserve comments and to maintain information that was once relevant. If you are interested in the DC deployment scenario on Azure IaaS with ARM templates and DSC, please refer to the following post – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrenoden/2016/11/24/revisit-deploying-a-dc-to-azure-iaas-with-arm-and-dsc/ Introduction Recently I spent some time building an ARM deployment…

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