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Azure Guide - Getting Started with Azure

by Guillermo Musumeci 2. Juni 2014 20:53

In CtxAdmTools, we use Azure everyday to host all our sites and now we are running all our test environment on it.
This is the first part of our Azure Guide. Enjoy!

Download and install PowerShell Module

We can download and install the Azure PowerShell module by running the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. When prompted, click Run. The Microsoft Web Platform Installer loads, with the Azure PowerShell module available for installation. The Web Platform Installer installs all dependencies for the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. We need to follow the prompts to complete the installation.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=320376&clcid=0x409

After we installed the Azure PowerShell module, we can start using Azure. An Azure subscription is required. If you don't have an Azure subscription, get one here:

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial

 

Connect with Azure

Import the Windows Azure PowerShell module:

Import-Module Azure

 

Add Azure license. 

Add-AzureAccount

In the window, type the email address and password associated with your account.

The credentials are available to Azure PowerShell for 12 hours. After they expire, we will need to log in again.

 

Get current Azure account

Get-AzureAccount

 

Get Azure Subscription Information

Get-AzureSubscription

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Azure

Release of TS and RDS License Manager v1.0

by Guillermo Musumeci 16. November 2013 22:42

Hello!

After several months of hard work and testing we are happy to announce the availability of our new tool TS and RDS License Manager v1.0

This FREE tool manage servers and desktops Terminal Server and Remote Desktop Services licensing from one single console

Some quick facts about this tool:

  • + 73,000 lines of source code (including CtxAdmTools libraries and GUI – we don’t use any 3er party libraries!)
  • Over 60 Windows Virtual Machines running on Hyper-V 2012
  • Almost 20 different Windows versions tested
  • Release Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013


Manage Terminal Server and Remote Desktop Services licensing from ONE single console
TS and RDS License Manager Console
on multiple Windows server and desktop versions

Do more in less time:

  • Scan your AD domain or file list of machines to create an inventory of your machines.
  • Asset Management. Export inventory of TS and RDS servers to Excel file.
  • Enable or disable Remote Desktop on remote Windows server and desktop machines.
  • Configure TS or RDS license servers on remote Windows servers.
  • Change TS or RDS license mode to Per Device Mode or Per User Mode.
  • Launch Remote Desktop session of selected Windows server and desktop machines.
  • Detect and fix license issues on your Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop farms.

Simple.
Enable Remote Desktop on remote machines with just one click.
Discover more features.

Enable TS and RDS remotely

Quick. Save your time.
Change TS and RDS license mode in 3 seconds instead of 5 minutes.
Compare features.

Change TS and RDS License Mode

Compatible with all modern Windows OS versions

TS and RDS License Manager supports following Windows server versions:
Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 / 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2.

Also, following Windows desktop OS are supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Learn more about TS and RDS License Manager at http://tsandrdslicensemanager.ctxadmtools.com

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CtxAdmTools | Terminal Server | Windows

Big Anniversary Sale

by Guillermo Musumeci 6. Oktober 2013 08:51

We are going to celebrate the 1st month of our new site with a special sale!

Get 20% discount when you buy AD Group Members from October 6 to October 13, 2013. Hurry up!

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Release of AD Group Members v2.0

by Guillermo Musumeci 20. September 2013 23:46

AD Group Members is a FREE tool to list Members of Active Directory Groups

Release Date: September 2013

Do you have hundred of AD Groups and you want to check membership of users?

You can search Active Directory Groups, List Members and export results to Excel files.

New features included on the new version 2.0:

New Metro Interface inspired by Windows 8 and Windows Phone Metro UI.

Active Directory browser help you choose the OU to search groups:

AD Browser

Allow unsupported characters in AD Group Names: if your organization uses groups names with unsupported characters most of scripts and tools (including the previous version of AD Group Members) will fail. (Available on Full Version only)

Faster: now AD Group Members is 40-60% faster than version 1.0!

Load AD Groups button: Search and List All Groups in Active Directory or the OU specified using the AD browser.

Load AD Groups

Filter AD Groups textbox: Search and filter AD groups based on the name.

List Group Members button: List members of selected AD group(s).

Clear Lists button: clear both AD Groups and AS Members windows.

Remove Duplicates button: Remove duplicate members.

Export Excel button: Save the information to a Excel file. (Available in the Full version only)





Cancel Search button: Interrupt the search.

Show AD Group Membership check box: show users and groups names.



Download AD Group Members at https://www.ctxadmtools.com/DownloadTool.aspx?ProdID=1

Buy the Full Version of AD Group Members at https://www.ctxadmtools.com/Buy

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Active Directory | CtxAdmTools

Welcome to the new CtxAdmTools Blog!

by Guillermo Musumeci 14. September 2013 08:34

Since the born of CtxAdmTools in 2007, we developed dozens and dozens of free tools for Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments and now we have thousands of downloads every month.

A new era started on September 2012 with the launch of Round Incubator in Singapore. Guillermo Musumeci, founder of CtxAdmTools joined the Round Incubator family to help on the development of the new generation of mobile and cloud applications.

Using the Round Incubator framework, Round Incubator, we redesign the CtxAdmTools site. Please take a look to our new web site based on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone user interface (aka Metro).

Round Incubator

Let's talk about what happened since we joined Round Incubator. On April 25, 2013 we launched the version 1.0 of new CtxAdmTools based on the Round Incubator framework and on September 1, 2013 we launched the version 2.0 of the web site with a shop. Also, we released a new version of our product AD Group Members.

This is just the beginning, more news are coming soon!

Thank you for reading! Guillermo

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CtxAdmTools | Round Incubator