Installation guide for Microsoft Certification Authority with SHA256 (One Tier PKI)

This blog post shows how to install CA with SHA256 cryptographic to a existing domain. For example if you want to use Windows Azure Pack and Remote Console connection from Tenant portal, this is what you need if you don´t want to use selfsigned certificate for testing purposes.

WAP Concole connect certificate requiments:
-The certificate must not be expired.
-The Key Usage field must contain a digital signature.
-The Enhanced Key Usage field must contain the following Client Authentication object identifier: (1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2)
-The root certificates for the certification authority (CA) that issued the certificate must be installed in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store.
-The cryptographic service provider for the certificate must support SHA256.
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Unattended SQL 2012 installation

This post describes how make unattended installation for SOL-server 2012 SP1

Prerequisites:

  • .NET 3.5 SP1
  • .NET 4.0

There are two options to install SOL-server from a command line. One is to put all options to one command (like Setup.exe /q….) and second one is to use configuration file. This blog posting describes how to build up own configuration file for first time use and how to modify it. Continue reading

Modify GI Familynames, release and tags

List virtual disk FamilyName, OS, Release and tags:

Set virtual disk Familyname and release:

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