Blog posts of '2017' 'September'

How-to Create an Azure Marketplace SKU VHD URL
Important: This is your VM that will be released to production. This VM will need to be backed up and snapshotted regularly. 1. Install VM UNMANAGED VHD disk on a Storage BLOB 2. Customize VM, to prepare it to the state you wish your customers to see. 3. Install Windows Updates. 4. Setup Backup 5. Snapshot Tip: Rely on the Default folder to persist files (i.e. Desktop icons.) Tip: Rely on C:\ folders to persist files. I.e. C:\Docs, C:\WebSites. Tip: Setup data drives to precede the CDR drive. I.e. The SQL Server F:\ drive gets renamed to E:\. Solved by pre-configuring as E:\.