Azure Site-To-Site VPN – From Home Lab To The Cloud – Part 2: Create/Connect the Gateway

Azure Site-To-Site VPN – From Home Lab To The Cloud – Part 2: Create/Connect the Gateway


In the previous post, we configured a Virtual Network in Azure. Now we need to configure its connectivity to our on-prem. We will start by creating a Gateway. Logged into our Azure subscription, navigate to the Networks space that should…

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) – Installer.ps1 Fails With “Failed Installing Server Feature Group 1″ Error

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) – Installer.ps1 Fails With “Failed Installing Server Feature Group 1″ Error


I encountered this error when I attempted to re-build my lab environment. What is interesting though, is that I ran the Installer.ps1 script like I had done so in the past, with no new modifications to the Variable.xml file. But…

Azure Site-To-Site VPN – From Home Lab To The Cloud – Part 1: Creating the Virtual Network

Azure Site-To-Site VPN – From Home Lab To The Cloud – Part 1: Creating the Virtual Network


Recently I was setting up my Site-to-Site (S2S) VPN in order to expand Active Directory into the Cloud. Microsoft has a very good tutorial walk through on creating a Cross-Premises Virtual Network for Site-to-Site Connectivity. This is the tutorial that…

“Hello” Windows Server Technical Preview 2 – “Goodbye” GUI Interface

“Hello” Windows Server Technical Preview 2 – “Goodbye” GUI Interface


Recently, the next version of the Windows Server Technical Preview was released (Technical Preview 2). Here’s some reference information from Microsoft. What’s New in Windows Server Technical Preview Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server Technical Preview 2   Windows…

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