VM Applications with Azure Compute Gallery

Azure Compute Gallery is not just for images.  We can create application packages for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and deploy the applications as part of a deployment or install them on existing Azure VM’s.  This video walks through creating the application package and adding applications to the Azure Compute Gallery, deploying them as part of a VM deployment, adding the application to an existing VM as well as using the uninstall feature to remove an application. 

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Use PowerShell to Create a Snapshot Based Image of an Azure Virtual Machine

PowerShell Image Snapshot

This video goes of using the SnapImage.ps1 PowerShell script.  This script automates the process of creating an image from an Azure VM without destroying it during the capture process.  At a high-level, the following steps are taken:

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Please Wait for the Windows Modules Installer

I do not like to wait; who does?  So, getting a ten-minute delay logging into VM’s with the message “Please Wait for the Windows Modules Installer” was frustrating.  There is a way to speed this up, and that is what this post is about.  In this post and accompanying video, I show you how to bypass this message when creating a custom image, including with Azure Image Builder.

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Application Masking with FSLogix in Windows Virtual Desktop

With FSLogix, you can mask applications based on Users, Groups, OU, Computers and registry settings.  This video reviews specific of FSLogix and then applies app masking rules to a WVD host pool.

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Find SKUs and Images available in Azure RM

If you’ve landed here, odds are you are trying to find the SKUs or images available for your Microsoft Azure subscription and have already hit multiple pages referencing the outdated Get-AzureVMImage command. Things change quickly in the cloud and old data seems to linger for a while.

But have no fear. The information below outlines the commands to get the details on the Azure publisher, offer name, SKU Name and list all the VM images available based on location and subscription.

To find the needed information, first set the location; Central US in this example. Use the command below to find the location name if needed.

Get-AzureRmLocation | Select Location,DisplayName
$locName = "centralus"

Get-AzureRmLocation Get Location

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