Reverse DNS for Azure Cloud Services

Set-AzureService –ServiceName "savilltech101" –Description "savilltech101 with Reverse DNS" –ReverseDnsFqdn "" You can also add the reverse lookup when creating a cloud service by adding -ReverseDnsFqdn as part of the New-AzureService cmdlet. The reverse FQDN can also point to a vanity domain (your domain—e.g.,, provided that is an alias (CNAME) on your DNS server…


Adding Multiple Network Interfaces to an existing ARM based Virtual machine

At this point, there is no way of adding \ associating additional Network Interfaces via the portal to an existing Virtual machine. We can add additional Network Interfaces during the time we create \ provision a new virtual machine or by deleting the existing virtual machine (keeping the disk) and re-provisioning the Virtual machine using…


Configure Point to Site on ARM based Virtual Network

For the Classic Virtual network we could enable the Point to Site via the Old Portal ( however I’m afraid as of now, we don’t have a way to create the Point to Site connection via the new Portal ( for ARM. Though we can make use of PowerShell command let to achieve the same….


Creating Azure Virtual Network with ARM PowerShell cmdlets

Azure Resource Manager The AzureResourceManager module, introduced in Azure PowerShell version 0.8.0, lets you manage your resources in an entirely new way. Instead of creating individual resources and trying to use them together, begin by imagining the service you want to create, such as a web portal, a blog, a photo gallery, a commerce site,…


Unable to Install FIM 2010 R2 with Sp1 – Services and Portal

When you attempt to Install FIM 2010 R2 with SP1 You receive following error “To install FIM portal, the setup needs to run under SharePoint Farm administrator account with at least Open permission that allows users to open a Web site, list, or folder in order to access items inside that container. Please make sure…


Unable to Install FIM 2010 R2 – Services and Portal on SharePoint Foundation 2013

When you attempt to Install Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 – Services and Portal on SharePoint Foundation 2013, You encounter following error “The features you have the following prerequisites, Refer to the installation guide  for more information. Please update your machine and retry the installation. – SharePoint.” Prerequisites and Verification Steps:=====================================1. The SharePoint 2013 site…


SharePoint 2013 – Office Communicator 2007 R2 Presence Indicator

Recently I was being asked if the presence indicator would still function within SharePoint 2013 sites along with Office Communicator 2007 R2 How SharePoint Presence works: SharePoint presence status is displayed through a client-side setting by using a dynamic link library called name.dll. This file is installed with Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2007 and Office…


SharePoint 2013 – Machine decryption key is invalid.

When we browse SharePoint Central Administration we get following error An unexpected error has occurred. Once we successfully are able to browse the SharePoint Central Administration site we will consider the case as resolved. Hopefully information below may help a few of us. Open IIS manager –> Expand Sites –> Right Click on the appropriate…


SharePoint 2007 – Upgrade Object Too New

After applying a cumulative update\ service pack on SharePoint 2007 Servers when we run PSConfig wizard which fails on step 8 of 9 or psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b –wait -force it fails on step 3 with the error message From Upgrade Log: [SharedServiceDatabaseSequence] [DEBUG] [10/9/2012 4:11:06 PM]: Calling get SchemaVersion on Database SharedServices1_SSPDB, Status…


SharePoint – Extract WSP file from Configuration Database

Many a times we come across situation where we are building a Development \ Test environment replicating the Production Server, however we don’t have the solution which were deployed on production. Hopefully information below may help a few of us. In SharePoint 2010 : To Extract the Solution from SharePoint Configuration database, run SharePoint management…