Load Balance a SharePoint 2013 Farm in Azure using KEMP

There are a lot of organisations out there like Toyota using SharePoint in Azure. KEMP are the first vendor to offer a layer 7 (application) load balancing product on Azure. I will be showing you how to Load Balance a SharePoint 2013 workload in Windows Azure using KEMP's Azure VLM. KEMP's VLM offers more features than the default Azure Load balancing solution. Please... Continue Reading →

PowerShell Script for SQL Firewall rules

As Netsh Firewall commands are now deprecated , I have written a PowerShell script for use with deploying SQL or accessing remote instances.   Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned  #Enabling SQL Server Ports New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “SQL Server” -Direction Inbound –Protocol TCP –LocalPort 1433 -Action allow New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “SQL Admin Connection” -Direction Inbound –Protocol TCP –LocalPort 1434 -Action allow... Continue Reading →

Troubles with Removing RD Connection Broker High Availability

I thought it would be a good Idea to include a post that provides information on the troubles caused by removing a RD Connection Broker Availability configuration. Once a RD Connection Broker HA configuration is installed, you cannot revert back to the windows internal Database with out decommissioning  the whole RDS configuration. When you add... Continue Reading →

Deploying RD Connection Broker High Availability in Windows Server 2012

Prerequisite Configuration Create a folder on the root directory of the SQL Server ("DB_path") "if a local path is used" (on the SQL Server). Ensure that all RDS servers are added to the Server pool. Before deploying a RD Connection broker HA configuration, Please see the following post: Troubles with Removing RD Connection Broker High Availability RDCB... Continue Reading →

Configure SQL for RDS 2012

Installing SQL for RDS 2012 - RD HA Mode For this example i am using SQL Express 2012 and a single instance. For more information on high available SQL Solutions please see the following link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190202.aspx  you can set a Service account, for this example i have used the defaults. Enter the User names that can... Continue Reading →

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