The remote server returned an error (403) Forbidden

It seems that the new Azure Powershell version (03-03-2016) gives a problem with existing Visual Studio Azure Resource Manager projects that use a SAS token to download a custom script from a storage blob. The generated SAS token seems to be valid because the assembled blob link enables you to download the custom script from […]

Domain Join Extension for ARM Templates

Finally found a solution for joining an azure virtual machine to a domain with an ARM templte without the use of extra powershell commands. The domain join extension is something new to be used. Could not find any information on it on internet other then people on github talking about how to add a VM […]

Azure Resource Manager Template -> DSC/Powershell extensions failed

Just a short post to remind myself and maybe others who receive the following error “Failed to download all specified files. Exiting. Error Message: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found” while deploying an Azure Resource Group project from Visual Studio. I use Azure Resource Explorer to look into the details of the […]

Add VM to existing virtual network with ARM Template

Today I spent a fair amount of time figuring out how to add a new azure virtual machine to a subscription in Azure, where the virtual network and subnet already exist as a resource in a different resource group then the target resource group of the virtual machine. Using the Visual Studio templates it’s only […]

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment : AuthenticationFailed

Update: More information about the Azure Resource Group project deployment script (Deploy-AzureResourceGroup.ps1) which is used by default in Visual Studio can be found here The article gives a complete overview of what this script is doing and how it can be used outside the Visual Studio context. Very informative! Azure Resource Manager templates & DSC […]

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Freddy vs JSON

Freddy vs JSON: Build your cloud with Azure Resource┬áManager. Nice term used in this video that implicitly captures the shift in how to think about infrastructure and how to “interact” with Infrastructure components in a (hybrid) cloud world: Infrastructure as Code. A good read when starting with json and Azure Resource manager template is the […]