IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab Appendix Extra Labs – Step by Step

Install Active Directory on DC01 using PowerShell (from inside the VM)

In this task, you will use Windows PowerShell to install and configure Active Directory. To perform this task, you will use Windows PowerShell ISE in administrator mode.

Perform the following tasks on your DC01 Server.

  1. In the Azure management portal, click VIRTUAL MACHINES, click DC01, and then click Dashboard. On the bottom bar, click CONNECT, and then click Open. Click Connect.
  2. When prompted, log on as sysadmin using Passw0rd! as the password. Click yes.
  3. Open a web browser on DC01 to Browse to https://itcmaster.blob.core.windows.net/fy15q3/ADProvisionScriptv2.txt
  4. Click on the text then press CTRL-A to select all text – Then Click CTRL-C to copy it to your clipboard.
  5. NOTE: you can just click OK to any security warnings you get
  6. On DC01, Click Start – type Windows PowerShell ISE, Right click on “Windows PowerShell ISE and select Run as administrator. NOTE: you must run elevated! Select Yes on the User Access Control Popup.
  7. From PowerShell ISE menu select FileNew – Click on line 1 of Untitled1.ps1 and then press CTRL-V to paste in the script.
  8. Press CTRL-A to select all text then press F8 to run the script. DC01 will automatically restart to finish installing AD
  9. After Restart, Login to DC01 to confirm AD and DNS are running on DC01 (Server Manager should list Active Directory) From Tools, you should be able to open DNS and AD Users and Computers)

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 5 – Building Data Access Web App – Step by Step

Lab 5: Building Application Workloads – Deploy Data Access App

Configure endpoints for WEBFE01

In this task, you will configure the required public endpoints for WEBFE01.

Perform the following tasks in the Azure management portal.

  1. In the Azure management portal, click in VIRTUAL MACHINES.
  2. Click WEBFE01, and then click ENDPOINTS.
  3. Click ADD.
  4. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  5. In Name, select HTTP, and then click the Completed button.
  6. Click ADD.
  7. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  8. In Name, select HTTPS, and then click the Completed button.
  9. You will have to wait for the endpoint to be created then continue
  10. Click ADD.
  11. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  12. In NAME, type Custom5000.
  13. In PUBLIC PORT and PRIVATE PORT, type 5000, and then click the Completed button.
  14. Click ADD.
  15. In ADD ENDPOINT, click the Next arrow.
  16. In NAME, type Custom5001.
  17. In PUBLIC PORT and PRIVATE PORT, type 5001, and then click the Completed button.
  18. Click Dismiss Completed in Azure Portal after all are done

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 4 – Building Applications with SQL Workloads – Step by Step

Lab 4 Building Application & SQL Workloads

Create a new web server virtual machine from the Microsoft Azure management portal

You will create a new virtual machine to run the web application. You can create this VM using quick create; however, that will not enable you to specify the service or storage, and will create separate storage and services for this VM. You will use the gallery option to ensure you can specify the storage and services for the VM.

Perform the following tasks in the Azure management portal:

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IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 3 – Working with Identity – Step by Step

Lab 3 Working with Identity

Azure Active Directory is a service that provides identity and access management capabilities in the cloud. In much the same way that Active Directory is a service made available to customers through the Windows Server operating system for on-premises identity management, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a service that is made available through Azure for cloud-based identity management. Azure AD can be used as a standalone cloud directory for your organization, but you can also integrate existing on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD. Read more

IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 2 – Building Workloads – Step by Step

Lab 2: Building Workloads

Azure virtual machines give you the flexibility of virtualization without spending the time and money to buy and maintain the hardware that hosts the virtual machine. However, you do need to maintain the virtual machine — configuring, patching, and maintaining the operating system and any other software that runs on the virtual machine. In this lab you are going to deploy 2 virtual machines into Azure for the two workloads of identity and database. You will create Read more

IT-Camp Azure Labs – Lab 1 – Building the Foundation – Step by Step

Lab Requirements

The following components are required to successfully complete this Hands-on Lab:

  • A Microsoft Azure Account and Credentials
  • A modern web-browser with HTML5 and Javascript enabled
  • Remote Desktop Client connection software
  • Internet connectivity
  • Identification for building access
  • 10” or larger screen recommended
  • Your own wireless hotspot (if you have one)

In addition, this hands-on lab guide assumes that lab participants are comfortable with performing the steps involved in implementing Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory in an on-premises datacenter environment.

Lab 1: Building the Foundation

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Step-by-Step Lab Guide for Building a Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Environment

Today’s blog post is a real treat.  Why? Because it is a complete series of posts written by Eddie Kwasnik, an outstanding virtualization consultant that I have met through the Atlanta pro camp series last year.  Eddie has a passion for VDI and Terminal Services, and has recently decided to start blogging to share his knowledge with others.  In this blog series he dives into Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services(formerly known as Terminal Services).  He guides us through building our own environment step-by-step.  So let’s jump in and get started!

The first post in the series dives into the beginnings of building the RDS farm:  “In our deployment, we will be logged into a single server and through Server Manager we will deploy our new Remote Desktop farm. Each of the servers designated in the environment are virtual, domain joined and were created from a template with the latest Windows updates. No other special changes or configurations were done to any of the servers with the exception of Read more