Basic steps to install/modify Azure Pack Gallery items

I will describe shortly the steps what is needed when modifying Gallery items.

First of all, we need to have Microsoft Web Platform Installer. With this we can download Gallery Items etc from Microsoft.
After the installation we need to have tool for modifying Gallery Items. Get VM role authoring tool Here and install it too.

Now we have all needed software´s so let´s start

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Azure Pack RU2 changes Usageservice username back to default value

We have changed the username and password for billing adapter from default values to custom values (changed username “Usg1_Usr with random password”

We changed username and password with following commands:

(where xxx is our secret password)
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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: (
-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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