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    Olá comunidade Wiki Ninjas Brasil.

    Sejam bem-vindos a lista dos top contribuintes da semana.

    As contribuições são como segue:


    7.803 usuários contribuíram com 22.650 páginas, 173.799 revisões e 101.480 comentários.


    Ninja Award Prêmio Maiores Revisores 
    Quem fez mais revisões individuais


    #1 Peter Geelen - MSFT com 9 revisões.


    #2 Fernando Lugão Veltem com 6 revisões.


    #3 Hezequias Vasconcelos com 1 revisão.



    Ninja Award Prêmio Artigos mais atualizados  
    Quem atualizou mais artigos


    #1 Fernando Lugão Veltem com 2 artigos.


    #2 Peter Geelen - MSFT com 1 artigo.



    Ninja Award Prêmio maioria dos artigos atualizados 
    A maior quantidade de conteúdo atualizado em um único artigo


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo a ter a maioria das mudanças esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,



    Ninja Award Prêmio Artigo com mais longa atualização 
    O artigo mais atualizado desta semana


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    O artigo que obteve maior atenção esta semana foi Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,



    Ninja Award Prêmio maioria dos artigos revisados  
    Artigo com mais revisões em uma semana


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Wiki: Video Portal, escrito por Peter Geelen - MSFT. Ele foi revisto 7 vezes na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi Peter Geelen - MSFT,


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Mantendo conexões Azure Point-to-site sempre ativas, escrito por Bruno N. L. Faria. Ele foi revisto 4 vezes na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi Bruno N. L. Faria,


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Instalação e Configuração do Skype for Business 2015 Archiving, escrito por Fernando Lugão Veltem. Ele foi revisto 4 vezes na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi Fernando Lugão Veltem,


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Agenda de Publicações no Blog Wiki Ninjas Brasil, escrito por Fernando Lugão Veltem. Ele foi revisto 3 vezes na semana passada.

    Revisores desta semana foram Renato Groffe, Jefferson Castilho, Alan Nascimento Carlos& Hezequias Vasconcelos


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Desinstalar programas pelo CMD, escrito por Diego Gouveia. Ele foi revisto 1 vez na semana passada.

    Revisores desta semana foram Rafael Bandeira de Oliveira& Diego Gouveia


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Windows 10: Guia de Sobrevivência, escrito por Marcelo Strippoli. Ele foi revisto 1 vez na semana passada.

    Revisores desta semana foram Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]& Peter Geelen - MSFT


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Limpando arquivos temporários no Windows 10 e liberando espaço no Disco, escrito por Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]. Ele foi revisto 1 vez na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP],


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Guia de Sobrevivência: Skype for Business Server 2015, escrito por Fernando Lugão Veltem. Ele foi revisto 1 vez na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi Fernando Lugão Veltem,


    Esta semana, a maioria que brincava com artigo é Desenvolvimento, escrito por Jorge Barata [JB]. Ele foi revisto 1 vez na semana passada.

    Revisor desta semana foi alexjosesilva,



    Ninja Award Prêmio do artigo mais popular  
    Colaboração é o nome do jogo!


    O artigo a ser atualizado pela maioria das pessoas desta semana é Agenda de Publicações no Blog Wiki Ninjas Brasil, escrito por Fernando Lugão Veltem

    Revisores desta semana foram Renato Groffe, Jefferson Castilho, Alan Nascimento Carlos& Hezequias Vasconcelos


    O artigo a ser atualizado pela maioria das pessoas desta semana é Windows 10: Guia de Sobrevivência, escrito por Marcelo Strippoli

    Revisores desta semana foram Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]& Peter Geelen - MSFT


    O artigo a ser atualizado pela maioria das pessoas desta semana é Limpando arquivos temporários no Windows 10 e liberando espaço no Disco, escrito por Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP]

    Revisor desta semana foi Luiz Henrique Lima Campos [MVP],


    Parabéns a todos os contribuintes por mais uma ótima semana de colaboração.

    Estamos felizes porque esse grupo está em constante evolução.

    Voltaremos na semana que vem e isso é tudo.


    Wiki Ninja @Hezequias Vasconcelos ++

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    Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about how to find stuff on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.

    Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is hard to imagine that it is 2016. It’s even harder to imagine that I have been writing the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog since 2008! With the current pace of twice a day posts, 7 days a week, there are literally thousands of Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts—plus there was a team writing Scripting Guy content before there was a Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.

    One of my first major projects after becoming the Microsoft Scripting Guy was to work with my editor and the TechNet team to create the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. We are now in the process of another migration…but that is another story.

    Swamped by a plethora of way cool content

    With so much Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog content available, I cannot imagine anyone going back to the first published posts. (The archives have content from August 2004, and this content was migrated from static web pages to the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.)

    Note   Your desire to keep up-to-date with the content is a really good reason to start reading the new Operations Management Suite Blog. There are only ten posts published to date. It is a rare chance to jump into a series when it is just starting. If you do this, eight years from now you will thank me (probably sooner than that).

    Remember, I have only been writing since 2008. I can tell you that if you had been reading this blog all along, and if you could remember all of that content, you would be an awesome scripter. The following image shows where to find Archives section of the Hey, Scripting Guys! Blog:

    Image of menu

    Using the Tags

    I rarely browse the archives by date. Occasionally I do, but to be honest, after a while the posts in the Archives section do not even tell you a date. I can choose the month and year, but the page says something like “Over 7 years ago.” If I am browsing the archive, it is because someone said, “On June 8, 2004, you had post that said blah blah blah.” Of course, the hyperlink is not included, or for some reason, Outlook decides to strip out the hyperlink, so I am stuck browsing.

    On the other hand, if I am looking for something related to working with text files, I can click Text Files from the Tag cloud. The following image shows the location of the Tags:

    Image of menu

    I especially use the Tags when I want to send a link to a collection of Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts. When publishing blog posts, the Scripting Editor, Dia Reeves, checks to ensure that posts are properly tagged. We have a list of “approved tags” that we use to ensure we do not end up with, for example, “TextFiles, TextFile, and Text Files.” That would dilute the effectiveness of the tag system.

    Using a scoped search

    By far, the best way that I have found to navigate content on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog is to use the scoped search widget. The Search widget appears in the upper-right corner of the blog page, and it says Search TechNet with Bing. Under it there are two radio buttons: Search This Blog and Search All Blogs. I always use Search This Blog. I can’t remember everything I write either—especially not after eight years, and the search engine on the blog works better than searching the local source files on my laptop. Generally it is much faster too, so I use this technique every day. Here is a screenshot of the Search area of the blog:

    Image of menu

    Other ways to find Scripting Guy information

    Here are some other ways you can find information on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.

    Google   Of course, most people simply use Google to search the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. Google does an excellent job of indexing the blog, and I constantly see people who say that whenever they have a question about Windows PowerShell and they use Google, they arrive at my blog anyway.

    Bookmarks   A lot of people have the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog bookmarked in their browser. I know this because in my traffic reports I see a lot of people coming by direct link. Of course they may be clicking a link on Twitter, but those show up as coming from a different referring source.

    RSS feed   I use RSS to ensure that the blog published correctly and on time. It is a great way to monitor the blog.

    Windows Phone app   The Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog has a phone app that basically picks up the RSS feed and permits an easy way to read the blog. I use this from time-to-time when I am at a conference and want to quickly show someone the latest blog post.

    Well, that is it for the week. Join me next week when we have a really cool guest series about Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration from MVP, Will Anderson.

    I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. Also check out my Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

    Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy

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    Exciting news for the Community… finally the 13th edition of TechNet Wiki Magazine (or January 2016 Edition) the first one of 2016 has just been released, once again, with a major number of new articles!

    This edition includes topics such as:

    • TechNet Wiki Ninjas, TechNet Wiki Life
    • Office365, Exchange and Active Directory
    • Hyper-V, Nano Server and PowerShell
    • BizTalk Server and Azure App Services
    • Visual Studio 2015, MVC, AngularJS
    • SQL, T-SQL
    • WPF, C# and Visual Basic
    • Microsoft Dynamics
    • Azure
    • And many many more…

    In an amazing total of ~70 new articles!!

    To be the spotlight article in the cover of this edition, I have choose “TechNet Guru 2016 - New Logo and "Badge of Honor" Suggestions Needed! Can you help us decide on design?” For two reasons:

    • First to say thank you Ed Price for all the work you have done in the TechNet Wiki
    • And second, Ed Price is wearing his [very rare] Wiki Ninja T-Shirt!

    Stay tuned for next editions! The magazine will get better and better because soon our next releases will be published with new content.

    You can find the TechNet Wiki Magazine in Flipboard in your favorite device from Apple (iPhone, iPad), Android, Windows 8, and so on… or simply through the Internet browser at:

    "In vain have you acquired knowledge
    if you have not imparted it to others.
    ", Deuteronomy Rabbah

    BizTalk Wiki Ninja Sandro Pereira (Blog, Wiki, Twitter, Profile

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    Hi All : The December 2015 release of System Center Configuration Manager is the latest product release of Configuration Manager from Microsoft. It is sometimes called System Center Configuration Manager current branch (CB). CB indicates this is a version of System Center Configuration Manager that supports incremental updates to the product. (As of December 2015, additional versions of System Center Configuration Manager are not available.) Typically, CB is not used when referring to the product...(read more)

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    If you've ever wanted to add columns for unlisted attributes to Active Directory Users and Computers, you've been out of luck without editing the displaySpecifiers manually.

    Until I had enough of it.

    How does it work?  I'm so glad you asked.  So, if you're not familiar with the functionality that I'm talking about, open up Active Directory Users and Computers (or ADUC, since we make acronyms out of every damn thing), select an OU, right-click, point to View and then click Add/Remove Columns.

    From here, you'll see the familiar list of column titles that you can add to the view.

    So what happens when the column you want to view isn't there?  You're SOL, right?

    Not exactly.  Crack open ADSIEdit.msc and let's go exploring.  You'll want to connect to the configuration container, and then expand the Configuration Naming Context, expand CN=Configuration,DC=domain,dc=com, expand CN=DisplaySpecifiers and select CN=organizationalUnit-Display in the main window.

    Double-click CN=organiztionalUnit-Display and scroll down to extraColumns.  This is where you can add items to dsiplay in ADUC.  You'll notice that by default, it is null (<not set>).

    This is a multivalued attribute, and the format is:

    attributeName,Attribute Column Title,<visibility>,<width>,<reserved>

    So, if you wanted to add extensionAttribute1 and have the column name display as "Extension Attribute 1," set the visibility to "True" (which will equate to "always on"), and the column width to auto, it would look like this:

    Click add, and OK.  Piece of cake, right?


    After you close and reopen ADUC, you'll see that you now can ONLY select that column and a few base properties, but all of the others have disappeared.

    Great job, Aaron!  Now you've really messed it up.

    What happened?  When you populate the extraColumns attribute, that becomes the authoritative list for additional properties to surface in ADUC. How do we fix it?

    1. Go back to ADSIEdit.
    2. Clear the extraColumns attribute for CN=organizationalUnit-Display.
    3. Run the script I wrote.

    So what's special about the script I wrote?  It pulls in all of the display specifiers in cn=default-Display and then adds your new one.  Here's what it looks like:

    Now, when you close and re-run ADUC, you'll see all of the properties you previously had available.

    And there you go.  You can get this latest installment of wizardry by going to the Technet Gallery or following the link below.  Happy modding!

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    Script Download:  
    The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

    This VBScript sample shows how to disable the Add-on Popup Notification Message in Internet Explorer.

    You can find more All-In-One Script Framework script samples at

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    Мы каждый день сталкиваемся с рисками. Они оказывают на нас влияние, а мы пытаемся с ними бороться. Кто-то более успешно, кто-то менее. Попробуем разобраться, а что же все такое риски, и как организовать их эффективное управление?

    ...(read more)

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    Группы фигур полезны для многих целей, однако контейнеры Visio обладают рядом преимуществ для группировки, перемещения и управления набором связанных фигур.

    Изучить уникальные свойства контейнеров на конкретном примере поможет наша сегодняшняя статья.

    1. Нарисуем ограничивающую рамку вокруг сетевых фигур Филиал 1.

    2. На вкладке Вставкав группе Части схемыщелкнем на кнопке Контейнери в открывшейся коллекции выберем Провода.

    3. Щелкнем на границе или заголовке контейнера, чтобы выбрать его. Когда выбран контейнер, на ленте отображается набор контекстных вкладок Инструменты для контейнера, который включает контекстную вкладку Формат, как показано на следующем рисунке.

    4. Щелкнем на вкладке Форматиз набора контекстных вкладок Инструменты для контейнера, чтобы активировать ее.

    5. На вкладке Формат в группе Членствощелкнем на кнопке Выделить содержимое. Выделяются все фигуры в контейнере.

    6. С помощью ограничивающей рамки выделим сегмент сети Филиал 2и фигуры компьютеров под ним.

    7. На вкладке Вставкав группе Части схемыщелкнем на кнопке Контейнер. Мы только что создали контейнер вокруг части компонентов сети Филиал 2.

    8. Щелкнем на границе или заголовке только что созданного контейнера и перетащим верхний маркер изменения размера вверх так, чтобы фигуры сервера и принтера попали в пределы контейнера.

    9. На вкладке Формат в группе Членствощелкнем на кнопке Выделить содержимое. Обратите внимание: фигуры сервера и принтера не были выделены. Окружение фигур существующим контейнером не добавляет их в контейнер.

    10. Щелкнем один раз на фигуре сервера для ее выделения.

    11. Щелкнем правой кнопкой мыши на выбранном сервере и в подменю Контейнервыберем команду Добавить во вложенный контейнер. Фигура сервера теперь является членом контейнера.

    12. Щелкнем один раз на границе или заголовке контейнера Филиал 2, чтобы выделить его, а затем нажмем клавишу DELETE. Контейнер и его содержимое удаляются.

    Если нужно удалить контейнер, но оставить его содержимое, самый простой способ сделать это – «расформировать» контейнер.

    13. Щелкнем один раз на границе или заголовке контейнера Филиал 1, чтобы выделить его.

    На вкладке Формат в группе Членствощелкнем на кнопке Расформировать контейнер. Контейнер удаляется из схемы, а все содержащиеся в нем фигуры остаются на странице.

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    Je weiter die Diskussion um das Internet of Things (IoT) und Industrie 4.0 vorankommen, desto stärker konzentriert sich die Aufmerksamkeit auf die Sicherheit der Systeme. Einer der ausgewiesenen Experten auf diesem Gebiet ist Dror-John Röcher, Lead Consultant Secure Information bei der deutschen Niederlassung des IT-Dienstleisters Computacenter, der sich bereits in mehreren Artikeln und Interviews mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt hat.

    Laut Herrn Röcher bekommt sein Unternehmen derzeit vor allem Anfragen aus der Automobil- und Pharmaindustrie, wie sie ihre vernetzten Produktionsanlagen absichern können. Die deutschen Unternehmen in diesen Branchen zählen zu den weltweiten Marktführern und sind daher ganz besonders von Industriespionage und Hackerangriffen bedroht.

    Die gute Nachricht vorweg: Zum Sichern solcher Anlagen dienen seit langem bewährte Techniken und Konzepte. Computacenter empfiehlt Unternehmen, die eine Produktion nach dem Konzept von Industrie 4.0 aufbauen, einen zweistufigen Ansatz. Zunächst sollte es darum gehen, die Produktionsumgebung mit speziellen Firewalls und Intrusion-Prevention-Systemen abzusichern. Gleichzeitig sollte das Netzwerk in mehrere Segmente eingeteilt werden, die beispielsweise jeweils eine Produktionshalle abdecken. Um die vernetzten Maschinen zu härten, bietet sich ein Application Whitelisting an, das lediglich die Ausführung einer begrenzten Auswahl von Anwendungen erlaubt. Bei der Fernwartung sollte ein erweiterter VPN-Zugang eingesetzt werden, der mit einem nicht personalisierten Zugriff auf die Systeme und einer einfachen Freischaltung von Wartungszugriffen schnelle Reaktionen auf Angriffe erlaubt. Voraussetzung dafür sind ein sicheres Zugangsgateway, ein Session-Recording und zentrales Logging sowie eine lückenlose Dokumentation sämtlicher Wartungsarbeiten.

    Auf der zweiten Stufe gilt es, eine Security Governance aufzubauen, die sich über die gesamte Office- und die Produktions-IT erstreckt. Parallel dazu sollten die Unternehmen ein Cyber Defence Center aufbauen, um Sicherheitsvorfälle schnell entdecken und – im Falles eines Angriffs – bekämpfen zu können. Eine weitere wichtige Maßnahme sei es, die Relevanz der vorhandenen Daten zu definieren und kritische Daten mithilfe von Management-Systemen zusammenzuführen, um sie effizienter schützen zu können. Überwacht werden sollten alle diese Maßnahmen laut Dror-John Röcher durch ein zentrales Security Operation Center.

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    Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, modifies a Desired State Configuration template.

    Good morning. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, is here. Today we have part three of Will Anderson’s awesome Desired State Configuration (DSC) series. To catch up, be sure you read:

    Here’s Will…

    We've pasted our template into our ISE instance, and now we're going to start modifying it.

    Image of command

    Importing DSC resources

    Any DSC resource that is not part of the built-in DSC resources need to be imported into the configuration to tell the target system what tools it needs to perform the necessary tasks. Although it's not required for the built-in resources, it can be a good idea to also call them out. This not only establishes good habit patterns, but if you start downloading and using updated versions of those built-in resources, they may not necessarily have the same capabilities and attributes as the version that came with the software. Also, if you don't import the DSC resource into the configuration, you'll get an annoying warning message when you go to generate the .mof file:

    Image of error message

    To import a DSC resource, you need to know the module that contains it and the version. You can find this with Get-DscResource:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-DscResource -Name WindowsFeature

    ImplementedAs Name      ModuleName      Version Properties         

    ------------- ----                            ----------             -------           ----------         

    PowerShell  WindowsFeature   PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, Credential, DependsOn, Ensure...}

    If you want to know all of the resources contained in a specific module, you can use the Module parameter instead of the Name parameter:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-DscResource -Module PSDesiredStateConfiguration

    ImplementedAs Name      ModuleName      Version Properties         

    ------------- ----                            ----------             -------           ----------           

    Binary   File                {DestinationPath, Attributes, Checksum, Content...

    PowerShell  Archive     PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Destination, Path, Checksum, Credential...} 

    PowerShell  Environment    PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, DependsOn, Ensure, Path...}   

    PowerShell  Group      PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {GroupName, Credential, DependsOn, Description...}

    Binary   Log      PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Message, DependsOn, PsDscRunAsCredential} 

    PowerShell  Package     PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, Path, ProductId, Arguments...}    

    PowerShell  Registry     PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Key, ValueName, DependsOn, Ensure...}  

    PowerShell  Script     PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {GetScript, SetScript, TestScript, Credential...}

    PowerShell  Service     PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, BuiltInAccount, Credential, Dependencies...

    PowerShell  User      PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {UserName, DependsOn, Description, Disabled...}

    PowerShell  WaitForAll    PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {NodeName, ResourceName, DependsOn, PsDscRunAsC...

    PowerShell  WaitForAny    PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {NodeName, ResourceName, DependsOn, PsDscRunAsC...

    PowerShell  WaitForSome    PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {NodeCount, NodeName, ResourceName, DependsOn...}

    PowerShell  WindowsFeature   PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, Credential, DependsOn, Ensure...}  

    PowerShell  WindowsOptionalFeature PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Name, DependsOn, Ensure, LogLevel...}  

    PowerShell  WindowsProcess   PSDesiredStateConfiguration 1.1  {Arguments, Path, Credential, DependsOn...}

    Now that we know the module and version, we can call it in our configuration file. This call is placed before the Node block:

    configuration CMDPConfig


     Import-DscResource -ModuleName PSDesiredStateConfiguration -ModuleVersion 1.1

     # One can evaluate expressions to get the node list

     # E.g: $AllNodes.Where("Role -eq Web").NodeName

     node ("lwincm02")


    You could also write it with the properties as a hash table, which works much better if you intend to use these same configurations in Azure because (as of this writing), Azure does not support the former method.

    Import-DscResource -ModuleName @{ModuleName= 'PSDesiredStateConfiguration'; ModuleVersion = '1.1'}

    Configuring the resource

    When we call a DSC resource, we need to give it a friendly name. This should be something concise, but easily recognizable so that whoever is viewing the configuration script or configuration log files can easily identify what's being configured.

    For my distribution points, I want to put my systems into a Server Core state (no GUI because we're PowerShell users and we don't need a GUI). We'll call this first configuration, RemoveUI. You can also add comments in the usual PowerShell fashion, but I save those for any time I need to make a more verbose annotation in the configuration script.

    I'm also going to insert the name of the server feature we want to change on the mandatory Name parameter. If you're not sure of the name of the server feature you want to add or remove, you can always run the Get-WindowsFeature command and find it under the name field:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsFeature *gui*

    Display Name           Name      Install State

    ------------                        ----      -------------

     [X] Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra   Installed

     [X] Server Graphical Shell       Server-Gui-Shell    Installed

    Now that we have the name of our feature, we'll start modifying our DSC resource:

    Before we go further, it should be noted that there are common values among most of the DSC resources. They are

    • DependsOn
    • Ensure
    • PsDscRunAsCredential (introduced in DSC v2 with WMF 5.0).

    DependsOn and Ensure will probably be the values that you'll use the most, but I'll quickly discuss all three of them. Let's start with Ensure:

    WindowsFeature RemoveUI


       Name = 'Server-Gui-Shell'

       [Credential = [PSCredential]]

       [DependsOn = [string[]]]

       [Ensure = [string]{ Absent | Present }]

       [IncludeAllSubFeature = [bool]]

       [LogPath = [string]]

       [PsDscRunAsCredential = [PSCredential]]

       [Source = [string]]


    Ensure has two values available to it: Present and Absent. This is essentially your on/off switch. We want to remove the UI, so we'll be setting this to Absent. This is the only thing I want to do for this feature, so we'll remove the unused parameters from when we pasted our template.

       WindowsFeature RemoveUI


       Name = 'Server-Gui-Shell'

       Ensure = 'Absent'


    DependsOn establishes dependencies in your DSC configuration. For example, in my DP configuration script, I have a requirement to make sure that Remote Differential Compression is installed on the server because it's a required feature for the distribution point. By default, this feature is already installed on the server, but I want to make sure it's there at all times.

    I also want to always make sure that this check is completed after the RemoveUI configuration. This way, I'm always maintaining a list of logical steps in my configuration. If my configuration ever goes out of compliance and I want to re-enforce it, the Local Configuration Manager will follow the logical order that I build in the configuration.

    PsDscRunAsCredential, as you might have guessed, allows you to pass credentials to your configuration. For example, if you want to use a DSC resource to join a system to the domain, you can use this parameter to pass the administrative credentials that are required.

    You don't have to have each step in you configuration necessarily dependent on the previous, but you definitely want to use it in situations where you might need to verify that any configurations that your change is dependent on are correctly set up.

    For instance, my next configurations deal with IIS. I need to install the IIS 6 WMI Compatibility component, and for that I obviously need IIS. So it's logical to ensure that IIS exists on the system before attempting to install its dependent features.

    DependsOn uses the DSC resource name inside of a pair of angle brackets, in addition to the friendly name we give the resource afterwards, as you can see in the following example. Let's paste our WindowsFeature DSC Resource template again, and configure Remote Differential Compression:

       WindowsFeature EnableRemoteDifferentialCompression


       Ensure = 'Present'

       Name = 'RDC'

       DependsOn = '[WindowsFeature]RemoveUI'


    And now we'll continue down the line with our IIS features:

       WindowsFeature IIS


       Ensure = "Present"

       Name = "Web-Server"

       DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]EnableRemoteDifferentialCompression"


      WindowsFeature IIS6WMICompatibility


       Ensure = "Present"

       Name = "Web-WMI"

       DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]IIS"


    At the end of the configuration block, we'll call the configuration to generate the .mof file. So your configuration should look a little something like this:

    configuration CMDPConfig


     Import-DscResource -ModuleName @{ModuleName= 'PSDesiredStateConfiguration'; ModuleVersion = '1.1'}

     # One can evaluate expressions to get the node list

     # E.g: $AllNodes.Where("Role -eq Web").NodeName

     node ("lwincm02")


      WindowsFeature RemoveUI


       Name = 'Server-Gui-Shell'

       Ensure = 'Absent'


      WindowsFeature EnableRemoteDifferentialCompression


       Ensure = 'Present'

       Name = 'RDC'

       DependsOn = '[WindowsFeature]RemoveUI'


      WindowsFeature EnableIIS


       Ensure = "Present"

       Name = "Web-Server"

       DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]EnableRemoteDifferentialCompression"


      WindowsFeature EnableIIS6WMICompatibility


       Ensure = "Present"

       Name = "Web-WMI"

       DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]EnableIIS"




    Now we have a very basic configuration that we can start testing. The first test is to see if we can generate a configuration .mof file. Make sure that your present working directory is set to a directory where you want to generate the .mof files. For my example, I created a Configs directory in C:\scripts, and I set my location to that path. By default, ISE puts you into the system32 directory, and we probably don't want our configurations to reside there.

    So let's execute the script we created:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> C:\scripts\Configs\CMDPConfig.ps1

     Directory: C:\Windows\system32\CMDPConfig

    Mode    LastWriteTime   Length Name                                 

    ----          -------------   ------ ----                                 

    -a----   1/7/2016 3:52 PM   20208 LWINCM02.mof                               

    As you can see, when the script executes, it creates a directory with the name of the configuration you created. Inside, you'll find a .mof file with the host name of the system. Let's open the .mof file and examine the contents:




    @GenerationDate=12/30/2015 18:55:10



    instance of MSFT_RoleResource as $MSFT_RoleResource1ref


    ResourceID = "[WindowsFeature]RemoveUI";

     Ensure = "Absent";

     SourceInfo = "C:\\scripts\\Configs\\CMDPConfig.ps1::10::9::WindowsFeature";

     Name = "Server-Gui-Shell";

     ModuleName = "PSDesiredStateConfiguration";

    ModuleVersion = "1.1";

     ConfigurationName = "CMDPConfig";


    instance of MSFT_RoleResource as $MSFT_RoleResource2ref


    ResourceID = "[WindowsFeature]EnableRemoteDifferentialCompression";

     Ensure = "Present";

     SourceInfo = "C:\\scripts\\Configs\\CMDPConfig.ps1::16::9::WindowsFeature";

     Name = "RDC";

     ModuleName = "PSDesiredStateConfiguration";

    ModuleVersion = "1.1";

    DependsOn = {


     ConfigurationName = "CMDPConfig";


    instance of MSFT_RoleResource as $MSFT_RoleResource3ref


    ResourceID = "[WindowsFeature]EnableIIS";

     Ensure = "Present";

     SourceInfo = "C:\\scripts\\Configs\\CMDPConfig.ps1::23::9::WindowsFeature";

     Name = "Web-Server";

     ModuleName = "PSDesiredStateConfiguration";

    ModuleVersion = "1.1";

    DependsOn = {


     ConfigurationName = "CMDPConfig";


    instance of MSFT_RoleResource as $MSFT_RoleResource4ref


    ResourceID = "[WindowsFeature]EnableIIS6WMICompatibility";

     Ensure = "Present";

     SourceInfo = "C:\\scripts\\Configs\\CMDPConfig.ps1::30::9::WindowsFeature";

     Name = "Web-WMI";

     ModuleName = "PSDesiredStateConfiguration";

    ModuleVersion = "1.1";

    DependsOn = {


     ConfigurationName = "CMDPConfig";


    instance of OMI_ConfigurationDocument



          MinimumCompatibleVersion = "1.0.0";

          CompatibleVersionAdditionalProperties= {"Omi_BaseResource:ConfigurationName"};


          GenerationDate="12/30/2015 18:55:10";




    Success! Now that we've created our first .mof file, we'll be able to push the configuration to a target machine. In our next exciting episode, we'll do a test push to add the rest of our Windows features to the configuration and update the .mof file!


    Thank you, Will, for another awesome post. He will be back tomorrow with Part 4 of this series.

    I invite you to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you have any questions, send email to me at, or post your questions on the Official Scripting Guys Forum. Also check out my Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog. See you tomorrow. Until then, peace.

    Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy 

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    Budapešt, 1. 3. 2016 Microsoft Azure Tour je jednodenní bezplatná technická konference pro vývojáře a IT odborníky, na které se dozvíte jak správně a lépe využívat služby Microsoft Azure. Akce je určená jak pro ty, kteří se s cloud technologiemi teprve seznamují, tak pro ty, kteří tyto služby již využívají. Čeká vás 12 technických sekcí, včetně...(read more)

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    Olá Wiki Ninjas Brasil.

    Sejam muito bem-vindos à mais uma Wiki Life.

    O TechNet Wiki é um portal de conteúdo que funciona de forma colaborativa, com contribuições de membros da comunidade técnica Microsoft e sempre aberto à participação de novos autores.

    Em sua página inicial encontramos a divisão dos assuntos em seções (destacadas em vermelho), que correspondem às principais áreas de conhecimento cobertas pelo portal:

    Conforme podemos observar na imagem anterior, existem atualmente 8 seções principais (Mensageria, Plataformas, Virtualização, Instalação, Segurança, Desenvolvimento, Cloud, Gerenciamento). Em cada uma desta áreas encontramos dezenas ou, até mesmo, centenas de artigos.

    Trata-se de um conteúdo bastante diversificado, que vai desde a resolução de problemas rotineiros à apresentação de novas tecnologias e melhores práticas.­­ Todos os autores que participam do TechNet Wiki podem e são encorajados a atualizar as seções em que atuam, indicando novos artigos criados de forma a facilitar a busca pelos mesmos.

    Para aqueles que gostariam de conhecer mais o portal TechNet Wiki em português basta acessar o link:

    Caso tenha interesse em contribuir com o TechNet Wiki, acesse o link abaixo para obter maiores esclarecimentos:

    E por hoje é isso... Até a próxima!


    Wiki Ninja Renato Groffe (Wiki, Facebook, LinkedIn, MSDN)

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    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 4 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop.

    On December 7, 2015, many of us were surprised by the announcement of a new MCSA certification for Windows 10. Following the release of Exam 697 – Configuring Windows Devices leading to the Specialist: Windows 10 certification, the message we were hearing was that no MCSA was to be offered for the latest desktop operating system.

    This led some of us (myself included) to speculate whether this marked the end of the MCSA credential, we were wrong. Christmas came early and we were delivered the new MCSA: Windows 10. This article will explore the format of this new certification, its planned evolution and round off with some resources/guidance on how to achieve the new credential. So, let’s get started.

    How do I achieve the new MCSA: Windows 10?

    In its current format, earning the MCSA Windows 10 certification is positioned as an upgraded path.

    Step 1: Earn MCSA: Windows 8.1– this can be done by achieving the credential as a new certification or as an upgrade. The pathways are as follows:

    Achieve MCSA: Windows 8 from scratch by passing the following exams:

    Alternatively, you can upgrade from a past certification to the MCSA: Windows 8 via the following routes:

    • Upgrading your Windows 7 skills to MCSA: Windows 8 – Exam 70-689
    • Upgrading your Windows XP skills to MCSA: Windows 8 – Exam 70-692

    Step 2: Pass Exam 70-697, titled Configuring Windows Devices.


    What do you get for completing these steps?

    By completing these steps you can prove to employers you have the expertise to configure, manage and maintain both Windows 8 and Windows 10 enterprise systems. You will also come away with 3 certifications:

    • MCSA: Windows 10
    • Specialist: Windows 10
    • MCSA: Windows 8.1

    Although exams 687, 688, 689 and 692 were planned for retirement on 31st January 2016, due to the inclusion of MCSA: Windows 8 as a pathway to MCSA: Windows 10 these exams will now remain active until 31st July 2016.


    There’s another way

    This, however, is not the only route to achieving the MCSA: Windows 10. In Spring 2016, Microsoft are planning to launch a new Windows exam, creating an additional and “pure” Windows 10 pathway which is as follows:

    Step 1: Pass Exam 70-697, titled Configuring Windows Devices

    Step 2: Pass the new Windows 10 Administration exam

    If you’re new to certification as a Windows administrator, this is the pathway I would recommend to achieving the credential.


    Resources to prepare for MCSA: Windows 10 exam success

    So, now you know how to achieve it, let’s look at the resources to help you prepare for exam success:


    Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices

    • This official Microsoft guide is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass exam 70-697.

    Windows 10 Step by Step

    • This book was written by experts Joan and Steve Lambert. Although not aligned to Windows exams, the guide is designed as a quick way to learn Windows 10.

    Windows 10 Inside Out

    • Want to learn Windows 10 inside out? Look no further. Again, although not specifically aligned to Windows exams, this book will teach critical Windows 10 knowledge required to successfully use the platform.

    Exam Ref 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 (MCSA)

    • This official Microsoft guide is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass exam 70-687.

    Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 (MCSA)

    • This official Microsoft guide is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass exam 70-688.

    Take a Course

    There are many courses available that will prepare you to achieve the MCSA Windows 10. Firebrand specifically offer an accelerated 6 day MCSA Windows 10 course designed for those who have already achieved the MCSA: Windows 8 credential.

    Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Accelerate deployment of Windows 10 at scale

    • If you’re looking to deploy Windows 10 in your organisation this is a must watch. You’ll learn how Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager will support and improve features in Windows 10. You’ll also discover key enhancements for deployment and upgrade in System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and Windows 10.

    Getting Started with Windows 10 for IT Professionals

    • Learn all the new features in Windows 10 designed to shift the digital ecosystem towards a mobile workplace. You’ll also develop knowledge on Windows 10 deployment and management, runtime provisioning, Mobile Device Management (MDM), secure authentication and other features encompassing the use of Windows 10 as an enterprise Operating Ecosystem.

    Windows 10: Update for IT Pros

    • Delivered by Microsoft Australia Senior Evangelist, Jeff Alexander, this video guide takes you through everything you need to know about Windows 10 as an IT pro. You’ll run through critical areas like Windows as a Service, Windows 10 deployment and the new era of security features included in the new OS.

    Preparing for the Windows 8.1 MCSA

    • This seven module video is designed as a “crash course” to develop the skills and knowledge to pass exams 70-687 and 70-688 in order to achieve the MCSA: Windows 8.1. It takes 4 hours to complete, however this excludes the additional labs, knowledge checks and assessments built into the course.

    Preparing for the Supporting Windows® 8.1 Exam (70-688)

    • This nine module video aligned to Exam 70-688 will develop the knowledge and skills you need to support the Windows 8.1 system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 networking environment. It takes and estimated 5 hours to complete and should prepare you accordingly for exam success.

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    こんにちは SharePoint サポートの森 健吾 (kenmori) です。
    今回の投稿では、ネットワーク構成によっては、SharePoint 上に保存されたファイルを Office Web Apps (WAC) で開けなくなる可能性について紹介します。

    現象 : 突然 Office Web Apps で SharePoint ファイルを開こうとするとエラーが表示され、ファイルが閲覧・編集できなくなった。

    エラー : 構成に問題があるため、ドキュメントを取得できません。可能な場合は、このドキュメントを Microsoft Word で開いてみてください。


    ・何らかのシステム構成変更から約 1 カ月後にファイルが Office Web Apps でファイルが開けなくなった。
    ・しばらく停止していた WAC サーバーを起動させるとこの問題が発生した。


    原因 : SharePoint ファームから Office Web Apps に対して、定期的に実行している公開キーの更新処理が実施されていない

    このことから、SharePoint と Office Web Apps 間で OAuth 認証に使用すると署名の暗号化キーが更新されていないことに起因することが確認できます。

    dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss.ff w3wp.exe (0x1234)                       0x5678 SharePoint Foundation         WOPI                          ag7pj Unexpected WOPI (CheckFile) - Invalid Proof Signature for file myfile.xlsx



    OAuth を使用した資格情報の受け渡し

    SharePoint Server のバージョン 2013 から Office Web Apps は SharePoint 製品から分離され別製品となりました。
    Office Web Apps は、別製品である SharePoint にログインしているユーザーの資格情報を受け取り、SharePoint からファイルを取得する必要が生じます。

    これを可能にしているのが OAuth です。OAuth を使用することで、信頼されたシステム間において、資格情報を暗号化して受け渡しすることができます。

    上図は、簡単な HTTP フローです。SharePoint は、現在のユーザー資格情報を暗号化して、Office Web Apps に POST させるよう要求します (1 – 3)。Office Web Apps は、受け取った資格情報を復号化し、それを使用して SharePoint からファイルを取得 (4 – 5) し、ドキュメント ビューをクライアントに返します (6)。

    信頼関係 (= 署名) の更新

    SharePoint と Office Web Apps 間の信頼関係には署名が使用されていますが、この署名の暗号化公開キーは定期的に更新される必要があります。

    Office Web Apps が返す公開キーの有効期限は 28 日に設定されており、既定の設定では、SharePoint の WOPI Discovery の同期タイマージョブによって、ファーム内の任意のサーバーが 30 分間隔で実行されており、WOPI アプリケーション (Office Web Apps) へ公開キーの取得処理を行っています。この公開キーは、SharePoint の構成データベースに格納されて、随時更新されております。

    このWOPI Discovery の同期タイマ ジョブが実行されていない場合や、失敗し続けた場合は、SharePoint Server と Office Web Apps の信頼関係を保つことができなくなることから、ファイルを開くことができなくなります。


    上記のとおり、WOPI Discovery の同期タイマ ジョブは、SharePoint の他のファーム単位で動作するジョブと同様に、ファーム内の任意のサーバーで動作します。そのため、アプリケーション サーバーの役割を持つサーバーなど、一部のサーバーが Office Web Apps に直接ネットワーク アクセスできない場合、今回の現象が発生する可能性が報告されております。

    最初に記載しておきますが、下記の構成は一般的な構成の 1 つですので、この構成自体に問題があるわけではありません。

    WOPI Discovery の同期タイマ ジョブのように、ファームで 1 度だけ実行される種類のタイマージョブは、指定された時間に到達した際に、最初に手を挙げたサーバーが実行する形となります。

    毎回別サーバーになりそうに思えますが、1 つのサーバーに固まることがあります。その結果、上図のように APP serverなど、ネットワーク上 Office Web Apps サーバーに接続できないサーバーで処理が実行され続けることがあります。

    下記の診断ログのように 30 分に 1 回公開キーの更新処理が失敗し、もし、これが28 日間続くと現象発生に至ります。

    dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss.ff OWSTIMER.EXE (0x1234) 0x5678 SharePoint Foundation WOPI agnu4 Monitorable LoadDiscoveryXMLFromAddress getting HTTP response failed

    dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss.ff OWSTIMER.EXE (0x1234) 0x5678 SharePoint Foundation WOPI aifai Medium LoadDiscoveryXMLFromAddress: End [result=NoWebResponse, elapsed time (ms)=20000]

    dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss.ff OWSTIMER.EXE (0x1234) 0x5678 SharePoint Foundation WOPI ag7oz Monitorable Rerunning WOPI Discovery Failure: Could not load new WOPI Proof Keys for server against Discovery Endpoint

    もちろん、 28 日間の間に 1 度でも更新されるように 30 分に 1 回という高頻度で公開キーの更新を実施しているのですが、上記の状況が発生する可能性があることは認識しておく必要があります。




    ・Office Web Apps サーバーに接続できるサーバー (例. WFE) で一時または定期的に Update-SPWOPIProofKey コマンド レットを実行する
    ・ネットワーク構成を変更して、SharePoint のすべてのサーバーを  Office Web Apps サーバーに疎通できるようにする。

    タイトル : Update-SPWOPIProofKey
    アドレス :




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    Bonjour à tous,



    Voici la liste des correctifs de Janvier pour la grande famille Office incluant SharePoint, Office et Project:

    Sinon la liste des correctifs uniquement pour Project (incluant l’uber) :


    Bonne journée,

    L’équipe du Blog

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    Vi vil ha de gode kundehistoriene fra hele landet og vise at vi sammen løfter Norge! Noen av dere har sikkert fått med dere Microsofts Nordkapp challenge. Dette er en internkonkurranse hvor de ansatte deler sine kundehistorier. Vi vil nå ha våre partnere med i denne kokurransen, og at dere forteller deres beste kundehistorier! Microsoft vil ta de beste historiene videre, og koble på markedsavdelingen og PR for å se på mulige uttak for de respektive historiene. Vi ønsker å skape relevante og gode kundehistorier som viser hvordan teknologi kan skape magiske resultater. Det skal være fokus på kundeverdi, ikke produkter og løsninger. Kundehistoriene skal kunne brukes i innsalg for både partner og i direkte salg.


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    • Positiv endring for kunden- økt omsetning, bedre kommunikasjon, spare tid

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    • Størrelse på kunde er ikke relevant


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    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 officially taken out of “preview” and made generally available (or “GA”).

    There is still not complete feature parity between the original (now referred to as “classic” or “v1”) portal and the new portal but changes are being made to provide additional functionality on a very fast paced schedule. There are still features that only work in one portal or the other, but that will be a whole other blog posting because there is a lot of material there.

    In this blog I want to talk specifically about one new function that is an important action that has recently changed. In the world of hybrid cloud deployments and extending the corporate datacenter into the cloud, a key piece of that environment is the actual connection between the on-premises data network and the virtual network (VNET) created in Azure. This is often accomplished through the use of a Site to Site (S2S) virtual private network (VPN).

    In the process of writing this blog post, I discovered that Keith Mayer created a posting on his site that gives a high level overview of the process that I will be describing here. If you are fairly confident in your Azure skills and are looking for a quick overview, his post can be found here. If you are looking for a more in-depth and detailed description of the process to create this ARM based Site to Site VPN, then by all means please continue reading.

    In the classic portal, the GUI provided all the steps needed to set up and configure a Site to Site VPN through the Azure Service Management (ASM) API. The new portal is focused primarily on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as the new API for Azure management. The primary way to complete this task in the ARM model in the past has been through PowerShell (for which there is a great article here). Up until the past few weeks, there were not sufficient options through the new portal to complete all the required steps to create an S2S VPN through the portal GUI. This has now changed. You now have the option to use the GUI or use PowerShell, whichever you prefer. Since there is already documentation linked above on the PowerShell option, this blog will walk through the GUI option.

    To create as S2S VPN to Azure regardless of which method you choose, there are a few prerequisites that need to be seen to first.

    1. You need to have an Azure subscription. Everything is Azure is based around a subscription. If you are looking to create a connection between your corporate datacenter and Azure, this subscription should belong to your organization. If you are just wanting to set something up for test, you can use a free one-month trial subscription or, if you have an MSDN subscription, you have access to $150 of Azure credit every monthas part of your benefits. You must have the ability to sign in to the Azure portal with a valid username and password for whatever subscription you are going to be using.

    2. You need to have a device in your on-premises network that can negotiate one end of the S2S VPN tunnel. This can be either a VPN gateway device (such as a Cisco ASA) or it can be a Server 2012R2 system with Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS) installed. For a list of devices that Microsoft has tested and for configuration data from other manufacturers, please check this page.

    3. You need to have an available private IP address space that does not overlap with any existing address spaces in your on-premises network. This address space should be large enough to accommodate at least 2 subnets, although the size of the address space is really determined by the number of resources you intend to host in Azure.

    Once these prerequisites are appropriately addressed, you can begin the process of creating your S2S VPN connection.


    Azure Virtual Network

    You begin the process by creating a new Virtual network or VNET in the Azure portal. From the main page of the portal, choose the New button in the top left corner.

    On the blade that slides out from there choose Networking and on the next blade choose Virtual network as shown in the graphic below.

    A new blade will open describing what a Virtual Network is. At the bottom of the blade you will have an option to choose your deployment model. It will default to Classic. Use the drop down arrow and choose Resource Manager. This choice ensures that you are creating this VNET as an ARM VNET, not a Classic VNET. (It also demonstrates that you do have the ability to control many of the classic portal functions from the new portal as well.) Then click on the blue Create button.

    Another blade will slide out and give you a series of options for the creation of this VNET.

    The VNet needs a name. Choose one that is appropriate for your needs.

    One of the prerequisites for this process was an available private IP address space. Use the address space box to identify that range of IP’s

    At least two subnets are required. You must create one subnet here making sure that some room is left for another subnet which the Gateway will use. Name your subnets appropriately for your use.

    This box should contain the information about your specific subscription.

    Resource groups are used in the ARM API as logical containers for objects that can be managed together. You can create a new Resource Group here by assigning a name to it, or you can choose to select an existing Resource Group.

    This option allows you to choose the datacenter that your Azure Resources will primarily reside in.

    You can choose to pin a shortcut for this object to your Azure main dashboard or not.

    Click the blue Create button when complete

    The opened blades will close and when the deployment is complete, the notification icon in the toolbar across the top of the screen will turn from black to green.

    You can check to confirm the creation of the VNet by clicking the Browse button from the main portal page, scrolling down and clicking on Virtual Networks. This should open a blade that lists the Virtual Network that you just created.

    At this point you have created a Virtual Network or VNet in Azure inside of a resource group. You can now use that VNet and Resource Group to create and deploy VM’s in Azure that you will be able to connect to your onsite network once this process is completed.


    Gateway Subnet

    I have said a couple of times that you need at least two subnets in this VNet. At least one is for the VM resources that will live in Azure. You can of course have more than one subnet to organize your VMs according to your needs, but on top of that there is one more subnet that is required. The VPN gateway that Azure we will create a few steps from now needs its own subnet. So we need to add at least that subnet to the VNet. Just for fun we will create two – one additional subnet for use with VMs and one for the gateway. Since we have just browsed to our VNet, we need to change the settings. There is a Settings button at the top of the blade.

    Clicking the Settings button will open a new blade that will list out several objects including Subnets. I initially created a /27 subnet that I labeled “frontend” when we created the VNet. I have since added another /27 that I called “backend” at as you can see from this screen shot. To add a subnet, you use the Add button at the top. Simple enough. All you need to do is supply a name and a valid CIDR notated address range that is within the overall VNet address space.

    The critical piece to remember when creating the gateway subnet for the VNet is that it needs to be named “GatewaySubnet”. If you do not use this name – Azure will not recognize the subnet. It also must be a /29 or larger CIDR block.


    Local Network Gateway

    At this point we have defined the VNet in Azure. Now we need to define your local network in Azure as well so that routing can be established between your on-prem network and the VNet. We do this by creating a Local Network Gateway.

    Again start by choosing the New button in the top left corner of the screen. Instead of navigating through the menu, you can also choose to type into the search box at the top of the first blade. If you just type the word “local”, you should see an option from a drop down box to pick Local Network Gateway.

    If you choose Local Network Gateway, you will see a blade that again gives you a blue Create button (but you already know this part by now J)

    The Local Network Gateway needs a name so it can be referenced later.

    This is the public IP address of your on-premises VPN gateway or firewall. Use your own – I am not sharing mine J

    You need to define the subnet or subnets that are part of your LAN environment that Azure resources will connect to.

    Subscription information should be the same as before.

    You should place your Local Network Gateway in the same Resource Group as the VNet. In this case you would Select Existing option and choose the VNet used for the VNet.

    The location will auto populate once you have chosen the Resource Group because the group has a location.

    You again have the option to pin this object to the dashboard or not.

    You know what to do with the blue button.


    Virtual Network Gateway

    Alright, we have defined a network and subnets in Azure that we can put resources in and we have defined a gateway subnet for connection to our on-premises network. We have also defined in Azure the local network we want to connect to and the address of the gateway that exists in that on-premises network. So what we need to do now is create the Virtual Network Gateway that will live in our GatewaySubnet. This will be the Azure equivalent of the gateway device in your local DMZ.

    A note before we begin the creation process regarding types of VPN tunnels and a recent nomenclature change within Azure. There are two main types of VPN tunnels. In the world of Azure classic they are referred to as Static and Dynamic. The difference between the two is that Static VPN connections support one and only one VPN tunnel. You can create a S2S VPN as a static route, but if you want to have more than one VPN tunnel (eg. with a second carrier for redundancy) or if you want create a Point to Site (P2S) connection as well – Static VPN routing will not work for you. Dynamic routing allows for multiple S2S and P2S connections to connect to the same VPN gateway. In the Azure ARM world, the terminology has changed to better match up with what many of the VPN appliance and gateway manufacturers have been using. Static VPN routing is now referred to as Policy-based VPN. Dynamic VPN routing is now called Route-based VPN. Robert Waggoner has a great posting that explains this in much more detail. Your on-premises VPN device will support one or the other or possibly both types of routing. You need to know the capabilities of your on-prem device before proceeding with the next steps.

    Again from the main portal page choose the New button, and in the search box at the top of the blade that slides out, type what you are looking for – Virtual Network Gateway and hit the Enter key. Find and select the Virtual Network Gateway option from the results of your search.

    When you select the option from the list, you will get another blade -no surprise there and you should be expecting that by now ;-) where you will get a description of what a VNet Gateway is and at the bottom the now oh so familiar blue Create button.

    You need to supply a name for the object to identify it in your subscription

    You need to use the arrow to select the VNet that we have already been working on at this point.

    Use the arrow to pop out a new blade that will allow you to create a new public IP, and name it

    Your local VPN gateway will support either Route-based (Dynamic) or Policy-based (Static) connections. Choose the one your gateway supports and that matches your requirements. See above note in italics for details.

    Standard stuff you know by now

    Use the arrow and select the Resource Group that we have been using for all these different components so far.

    Location should be the same as all the other bits.

    Seen this before…


    Please be advised that the process of actually creating this gateway could take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. The last one of these I did with a customer took 35 minutes but that was on the ASM (classic) side. So, if it is not done when you think it should be, then in the immortal words of Ace Ventura, “just wait longer”. Part of the reason for this delay is that not only are we creating a software defined VPN gateway, but it is created in an extremely hardened fashion so as to be as secure as possible.


    Once the deployment is completed, you need to go and check on the details of the gateway because one of the things we asked the deployment to do was to generate a Public IP address for the gateway. You will need to record this Public IP address so that it can be added to the configuration of your local VPN gateway. If you close all open blades that will take you back to the Azure portal home page. In the left side navigation pane, you will see an option called Recent. Click on it to find a link to the newly created gateway.

    You can see from the above screen shot that the Public IP address is clearly identified. Of course since it is actually a real IP address, I have obfuscated it with X’s. I have also obscured my subscription ID for security purposes. But this is where you would go in your VNet Gateway to get the public IP address for your deployment.

    What we have created so far can be represented visually as below with one exception.

    The piece that we have not created yet, is the lightning bolt connector between the local gateway and the Azure gateway. That is our next item.



    We are again back at the New button in the top left corner. Use the search box at the top of the blade to find the Connection object.

    Click on it and use the now all too familiar blue button to Create.

    This should be getting pretty standard now. Objects need names.

    The options in the drop down list are VNet-to-VNet and Site-to-Site (IPsec). Choose Site-to-Site since that is our purpose.

    Use the arrow to select the VNet that we have created.

    Use the arrow to select the Local Network Gateway that we have created.

    Authentication between the Azure VNet Gateway and your on-premises VPN gateway is based on a pre-shared key. If your on-prem device has provided one, enter it here. Otherwise, create one here and use it in the config of the local gateway.

    Choose the same Resource Group we have been using all along.

    The rest of this you already know.

    We have now defined the VPN connection from the Azure side. Before we can expect a connection to be successfully made, configuration of the on-premises gateway has to also be completed. There are far too many manufacturers and models for me to go into any detail on the configuration of these devices as a part of this blog posting. Several of the different manufacturers have created sample of the configuration scripts for their products for either Policy-based or Route-based VPN tunnels and have placed them here.

    Once you have correctly configured your local gateway, you should be able to see the status of your Connection change from connecting – which it will do until it connects – to connected. Once you have a connected status – you have successfully created a VPN tunnel to your Azure VNet. You should now be able to create connections between systems in your on-premises network and VM’s running in Azure. Communication will be routed from your local LAN defined in the Local Network Gateway to the subnet(s) defined in the Azure VNet and you have successfully extended your local LAN out into the cloud.

    Hope this helps with your Azure deployments!



    Dave “head in the Azure cloud” Newman PFE.

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    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has today announced that Microsoft UK has become the first major sponsor of the UK Cloud Awards 2016 having sponsored the ceremony for the past two years.

    Established by CIF in association with Cloud Pro, the awards seek to recognise the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the Cloud computing benchmark in the UK.

    Taking place on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at a ceremony at Skylon in central London, the UK Cloud Awards will showcase the best providers, projects and products that the UK Cloud industry has to offer.

    Eligible submissions for the awards are open until 16 February 2016 via A panel of independent and respected experts will then oversee the judging process to produce a shortlist of contenders and an overall winner in each category.

    James Chadwick, Director of Channel Sales, Microsoft UK, said: “The UK Cloud Awards are now a firm fixture in the tech industry’s calendar and we are very pleased to be able to be able to lend them our support. The UK Cloud industry continues to go from strength to strength and I have seen first hand many of the innovative projects and providers that are leading the way. These awards offer the chance to highlight some of the recent successes in the industry and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone luck on the night itself.”

    Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, added: “The UK Cloud Awards are only made possible with the support of industry players like Microsoft so it’s fantastic that they’ve made it a hat-trick and have returned as a sponsor for the third time. We have grown year-on-year and attracted well over 200 entries for the 2015 awards. Given the interest we have had in the awards so far, I have every confidence that we will beat that record and have our biggest year yet.”

    The Judging Panel includes CIF’s chairman, Richard Sykes, Cloud Pro journalists Max Cooter and Maggie Holland, as well as Clive Longbottom of Quocirca, Gigaom Research’s Jon Collins, Gary Delooze, Head of CIO Advisory Practice at EY UK, and Will Venters, lecturer in Cloud Computing at LSE.

    Find categories and submit nominations.

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    In Part 9 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton welcomes Jennelle Crothers to the show as they show us how to use Microsoft Azure to provision third-party products from the Microsoft public cloud so that users can access them directly from their web browsers.

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