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  1. Add word "Local" to the reserved words list for username when creating Windows VMs in Azure

    When creating VMs, if you use the username "local" and choose a password the user account 'local' does not get created on the OS. Instead, the Administrator account gets enabled and the password you attempted to set for a user called "local" is set on the Administrator account.

    This caused confusion during RDP to the OS, as the expected username to use was "local" - however, the account does not exist on the OS.

    A potential fix would be to block the use of "local" as a username, similarly to how the username "Administrator" is reserved from use.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  2. "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - with Containers" Hangs on Extracting "microsoft/windowsservercore" layer

    I run docker images from azure pipeline on virtual machine remotely. I have image that usese "microsoft/windowsservercore" image as base.
    I am using "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - with Containers" on "StandardA2v2"/"StandardA4v2" size machines with "Standard SSD". Last two weeks everything was working fine. But starting from 18.02.2019 virtual machine docker run command hangs on extracting "microsoft/windowsservercore" second layer and instead of like previously run for 7-11 minutes it runs for 35, when i run command manually over RDP or from azure pipeline. I have recreated virtual machines 3 times and process still hangs. On local…

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  3. Close the security hole allowing outbound traffic to any server on the internet on TCP port 1688 from any Azure IaaS VM

    NSG 'deny' rules ignore TCP port 1688.

    It is possible to exflitrate [i.e. steal] confidential data from any Azure IaaS VM (via the internet) to a server running an arbitrary service on TCP port 1688.

    Example:
    1. Deploy an SSH/SFTP server running on port 1688 in your home or another cloud service
    2. As a legitimate user of an Azure IaaS deployment, logon to an Azure VM (RDP or Citrix servers commonly allow user-logons)
    3. Transfer confidential data from the Azure IaaS VM to your private server on port 1688

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  4. The final step gives an error.

    When I try to access http://publicIPAdress/wordpress it shows "Error establishing a database connection".

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  6. Request to add PhysicalDisk counters in enable guest-level monitoring, Metric Auto collection improvement required

    I will request you to please add below like PhysicalDisk counters in MS service improvement because these are basic and important performance counters to differentiate PhysicalDisks Performance.

    As well as it can set automatically when we enable guest-level monitoring like logical disk counters and Network, Memory Counters.

    \PhysicalDisk(0 C:)\Disk Transfers/sec => IOPS
    \PhysicalDisk(0 C:)\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer => Disk Latency
    \PhysicalDisk(0 C:)\Disk Bytes/sec => Throughput

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  7. EnableRemotePS Run Command Fails on Windows 10 VMs

    The script of EnableRemotePS Run Command:
    Enable-PSRemoting -Force
    New-NetFirewallRule -Name "Allow WinRM HTTPS" -DisplayName "WinRM HTTPS" -Enabled True -Profile Any -Action Allow -Direction Inbound -LocalPort 5986 -Protocol TCP
    $thumbprint = (New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName $env:COMPUTERNAME -CertStoreLocation Cert:\LocalMachine\My).Thumbprint
    $command = "winrm create winrm/config/Listener?Address=*+Transport=HTTPS @{Hostname=""$env:computername""; CertificateThumbprint=""$thumbprint""}"
    cmd.exe /C $command

    It on Windows 10 VMs with the following error from RunCommandExtensionn.Log file :

    [3504+00000001] [12/05/2018 08:52:29.69] [ERROR] Command execution finished. Command exited with code: 1

    When executing the first command (Enable-PSRemoting -Force) manually on the VM, we get the following error:

    Set-WSManQuickConfig : <f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault&quot; Code="2150859113" Machine="localhost"><f:Message><f:ProviderFault provider="Config provider"
    path="%systemroot%\system32\WsmSvc.dll"><f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault&quot;…

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  8. Azure CustomScriptExtensions for SKU Win7-SP1-Ent-N-x64 stopped working

    All I see in the logs is "Current sequence number, 0, is not greater than the sequence number of the most recently executed configuration. Exiting...". Basically we use a setup very similar to https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/blob/master/201-vm-custom-script-windows/azuredeploy.json but with a custom script url and the win7 sku. And it worked fine for a long time. But now things have stopped working without any obvious change from our end (we even reverted everything and it still doesn't work anymore).

    I tried to workaround by using different CustomScriptExtension versions, but nothing helped. The deployment succeeds when connecting via RDP and running disable, reset and …

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  9. Azure CustomScriptExtensions for SKU Win7-SP1-Ent-N-x64 stopped working

    All I see in the logs is "Current sequence number, 0, is not greater than the sequence number of the most recently executed configuration. Exiting...". Basically we use a setup very similar to https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/blob/master/201-vm-custom-script-windows/azuredeploy.json but with a custom script url and the win7 sku. And it worked fine for a long time. But now things have stopped working without any obvious change from our end (we even reverted everything and it still doesn't work anymore).

    I tried to workaround by using different CustomScriptExtension versions, but nothing helped. The deployment succeeds when connecting via RDP and running disable, reset and …

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  10. Unable to remove the base image in Microsoft Azure

    Sometimes when we are trying to remove base image of VMSS, it will prompt out this error, while there is no any further information to guide us on how to properly delete the image. It would be great if azure can provide more information regarding to this problem

    Virtual Machine ScaleSet '/subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/resourceGroups//providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/

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  11. Display Warning before "Generalize a VM"

    Display Warning before "Generalize a VM", as it is not possible to rollback to its original state. Unless you make a copy of the same VM and give a different name.

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  13. virtual machine scale set - via PowerShell error: 'Required property 'type' not found in JSON

    Creating a VMSSet with AzureRM.Compute version 5.7.0 now fails with error:
    The request content was invalid and could not be deserialized: 'Required property 'type' not found in JSON. Path 'identity',

    Problem did not occur with AzureRM.Compute version e.g. 5.5.2

    Workaround:
    $VMSS.Identity = $null (go to line 102)
    ->leads to a successful deployment.

    I don't believe that the workaround is the expected behaviour - is it?

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  14. Cannot add new disk to VM

    North Central U.S.

    I cannot create a new disk for an existing VM. When I go to the Disks section of the VM, there's no option for adding a disk, there's only a cloud with a raindrop. I don't know what that means.

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  15. the hint ”Resetting the username will force this VM to reboot immediately.“ is not in line with the actual situation

    when resetting password for windows VM in Azure portal, there is a hint says "Resetting the username will force this VM to reboot immediately.." But actually it won't. The hint is not in line with the actual situation.

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  16. Availability Set domain settings default behavior

    When testing deployment of an availability set with only 1 fault domain, I get the following error and deployment fails.
    "Deployment to resource group '(RG name)' failed.
    Additional details from the underlying API that might be helpful: At least one resource deployment operation failed. Please list deployment operations for details. Please see https://aka.ms/arm-debug for usage details."
    Obviously a single fault domain is a bad idea, but if it is not allowed, this should be a) explicitly documented and b) not offered as an option in the portal.
    I am providing feedback on the document here.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/manage-availability
    Please update the portal…

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  17. Fix autogenerated ARM templates for VMs (remove hardcoded RG name)

    In Azure portal when you create a VM you can download the template and parameters (for e.g. right before clicking "Create" button to create VM, you can click on "Download template and parameters").

    The template contains hardcoded resource group name inside the resourceId() function. This breaks things when you try to download and use the template. You cannot deploy this template even directly in the portal (since when you try to deploy template you're asked to enter resource group name, but a value is already hardcoded in the template).

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  18. Resource Group Case

    When enabling Azure to Azure ASR on a Virtual Machine it converts the 'Resource Group' case to lowercase when viewing the Virtual machine. The case is correct if you use PowerShell to lookup the virtual machine.

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  19. Easy VM Instance comparison

    Provide a tool to easily compare Azure VMs across compute, storage, networking, and price. The doc page is atrocious: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes

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  20. Send notifications before VM is rebooted.

    If a VM is going to be rebooted, perhaps a little warning. I have had my production VM shutdown for no reason then spent several minutes trying to get logged back in. If I knew that it was or did happen, I may not be so concerned that my data has disappeared.

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