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Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Hello folks! If you have made it this far, know I think you’re amazing and one of a kind! If you are just tuning in now and would like to see the full blog series daisy chained together, take note ... continue reading
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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading
Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

If you are here because you want some automation built into your world vs. manual domain controller builds + configuration, then you’ve arrived at the right place! Two hot topics come into view when discussing ARM Templates: Configuration Management and ... continue reading
Design Considerations of Building a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

Design Considerations of Building a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

Inside the Cloud Adoption Framework, the first migration pattern surrounds rehosting workloads. Since rehosting means workloads move out of the primary datacenter and into Azure without making too much of a change the first iteration, most customers decide to build ... continue reading
Pre-Requisites to Build a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

Pre-Requisites to Build a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

So, what will we be building? To keep things relatively simple in explanation, the template itself focuses on the actual Active Directory domain controllers in the red outlined box: As you can see though, there are a few other things ... continue reading

Introduction to Building a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

The idea behind this blog series came after something I noticed Microsoft does not have from an artifact perspective. Microsoft talks a lot about infrastructure as code by using ARM Templates. ARM Templates make cloud deployments declarative, idempotent, and add ... continue reading