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Help : Get-AzureVM – WARNING: No deployment found in service: ‘domainctrler’.

Posted by blakhani on July 9, 2015


As a part of my role, I also assist customers in getting their issue fixed on Microsoft Azure environment as well. Sometime to reproduce the error, I also need to create replica of their environment. In one of such deployment, while create domain controller, one of the step was to set static internal IP for domain controller. Here is the command which I ran.

PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName domainctrler -Name MyAzureDC1 | Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -IPAddress 10.0.0.4 | Update-AzureVM

and I was welcomed with below message.

WARNING: No deployment found in service: ‘domainctrler’.

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While researching, I realized that I recently added another subscription to my account and now I have two subscriptions associated with my login. You can confirm that using below command

Get-AzureSubscription | Select SubscriptionName

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To switch to a different subscription, I used

Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName "Your-Desired-Subscription-Name-Here"

… and after that whole world was so beautiful because I was able to execute the command which I needed. To avoid this in future, I have changed my login default to the one which I would be using frequently.

Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName "Your-Default-Subscription-Name-Here" –default

In summary, if you have multiple subscription then you might face the error. You can either switch “current” subscription or set most used one as “default” using Set-AzureSubscription command.

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    Tips and Tricks – Hide Server Manager Dashboard on Startup

    Posted by blakhani on July 7, 2015


    Whenever I login at any server, I see below screen and I don’t like seeing it every time.

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    Like me, you might not want Server Manager to automatically be displayed after each logon. I found that there are various options to disable this behavior.

    • Disable it via server manager:  If it’s not needed for many server then we can do it directly via Server Manager itself. On Server Manager console, choose Manage and then click “Server Manager Properties”.

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    Over there, there is a checkbox “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon“.
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    Check the tick mark and Click OK.

    I work in troubleshooting issues and try to find what happens when the box is checked. So I captured Process Monitor and noted all registry access done by ServerManager.exe and found below

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    Here are the keys which are used by Server Manager.

    DoNotOpenServerManagerAtLogon under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ServerManager

    DoNotOpenServerManagerAtLogon under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ServerManager

    When I check the box and hit OK, it is set by “RegSetValue” under Current User. If you are a scripting guy then you can also run below on command prompt to add registry value for your login.

    Reg Add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ServerManager" /V "DoNotOpenServerManagerAtLogon" /D 1 /T REG_DWORD /F

     

    • Disable it via Task Scheduler:  Another method to not to launch Server Manager dashboard is using task scheduler. We can do this by launching the “Task Scheduler” on the local machine. In the Task Scheduler console (On the right hand side) navigate to Task Scheduler library > Microsoft > Windows > Server Manager. Now choose “ServerManager” task, right click and click on Disable.

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    Same thing can be done via command line as ‘

    schtasks.exe /change /tn "Microsoft\Windows\Server Manager\ServerManager" /disable

    • Disable it via Global Policy (GPEDIT):  If you are a domain admin and want to apply policy then you can use gpedit.msc. Once opened, navigate to “Computer Configuration”, > Administrative Templates > System > Server Manager. Under setting look for “Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon”, right click and choose Enabled.

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    Hope this helps

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