Error message on a BITS-enabled distribution point.

If a package gets stuck in the “Install Retrying” state at a BITS-enabled ditribution point.   And you see the following error message logged in the Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\distmgr.log on the server: “ERROR ExecMethod(): Failed to execute AppCreate2. error = The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no…

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Resize Azure ARM virtual machine with PowerShell

I recently worked on a project where we needed to resize VMs in Azure to be able to scale up or down during different periods of the month. Since these VMs where created using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) we needed to use the new AzureRM PowerShell cmdlets. So naturally I tried Set-AzureRmVMSize, but to my…

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