Launch or Save Azure VM Remote Desktop Files using PowerShell

#Get VM Names
$VM1Name = "HQServer1"
$VM2Name = "BranchServer1"
#You can also seperate the Service names if they are different.
#Get VMs
$VM1 = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $VM1Name -Name "HQServer1"
$VM2 = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $VM2Name -Name "BranchServer1"
#Save to Desired folders
Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile -Name $VM1Name -ServiceName $VM1.ServiceName -LocalPath D:\Azure\VM1.rdp
Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile -Name $VM2Name -ServiceName $VM2.ServiceName -LocalPath D:\Azure\VM2.rdp
#Launch Directly
Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile -Name $VM1Name -ServiceName $VM1.ServiceName -LocalPath -Launch
Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile -Name $VM2Name -ServiceName $VM2.ServiceName -LocalPath -Launch

Azure – Creating Storage Account and Uploading VHD using PowerShell

A pretty basic script here.

Create Afinity Group

Create and Get Storage Account

Get Primary keys  and Generate Context

Create a new Container and Upload the VHD.

New-AzureAffinityGroup -Name "2053320532afinitygroup" -Location "East US"
$AfinityGroup = Get-AzureAffinityGroup -Name "2053320532afinitygroup"
New-AzureStorageAccount -StorageAccountName "2053320532storage" -AffinityGroup $AfinityGroup.Name
$StorageAccount = Get-AzureStorageAccount -StorageAccountName "2053320532storage"
$StoragePrimaryKey = (Get-AzureStorageKey -StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.StorageAccountName).Primary
$StorageContext = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName $StorageAccount.Label -StorageAccountKey $StoragePrimaryKey

New-AzureStorageContainer -Name "storeddisks1" -Permission Container -Context $StorageContext
$Container = Get-AzureStorageContainer -Name storeddisks1 -Context $StorageContext
$Url = ""
Add-AzureVhd -LocalFilePath D:\Azure\WindowsAzureTest2.vhd -Destination $Url

Microsoft Azure – Virtual Labs/Demo

Demo 4.1 Provision Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines By Using the Management Portal

Demo 6.2 Configure Multi-Factor Authentication in Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Demo 6.1 Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Demo 5 Monitor Virtual Machines By Using the Management Portal

Demo 4.5d Manage Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Checkpoints By Using Windows PowerShell – Setting up Static IP to Azure VM

Demo 4.5c Export and Import Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines By Using Windows PowerShell

Demo 4.5a Provision Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines By Using Windows PowerShell

Demo 4.5b Configure Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines By Using Windows PowerShell


Find some other fancy demos below

Basic Office365 Users and Group Management with PowerShell

The script comments will be enought to explain each step.  Its kind of Hello World scripts.  But may help someone for copy paste 🙂

# First Get the Stuff you need. You do not need a server.  Windows 7, Windows 8 is good enought 🙂 But 64Bit.
#Connecting with Office 365
$CRed = Get-Credential
Connect-MsolService -Credential $CRed

#Listing Users
Get-MsolUser | Select UserPrincipalName, DisplayName, ObjectId

#Listing New User
New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "" -DisplayName "FirstName LastName" -FirstName "FirstName" -LastName "LastName"

New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "" -DisplayName "FirstName LastName" -FirstName "FirstName" -LastName "LastName"

#Sending to REcyle Bin
Remove-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName ""

#Restoring the User from Recyle Bin
Restore-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName ""

#Sending to Permanently Removing
Remove-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "" -RemoveFromRecycleBin -Force

#Findig User
Get-MsolUser | ? DisplayName -eq "FirstName LastName" 
Get-MsolUser | ? UserPrincipalName -eq ""

#Getting and chaning User information.  Assigning Usage Location to assing Licneses
$TestUser = Get-MsolUser | ? UserPrincipalName -EQ ""
Set-MsolUser -ObjectId $TestUser.ObjectId -UsageLocation "US"
Set-MsolUser -ObjectId $TestUser.ObjectId -DisplayName "Changed First, LastName" -FirstName "NewFirstName" -LastName "NewLastName"

#Display Licenses
Get-MsolUser | ft displayname, Licenses

#List the Office 365 Subscription or Sku

#Set the License for User (This will assign all the Available Licenses)
Set-MsolUserLicense -ObjectId $TestUser.ObjectId -AddLicenses (Get-MsolAccountSku).AccountSkuId
Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $TestUser.UserPrincipalName -AddLicenses (Get-MsolAccountSku).AccountSkuId

#DisplayUser Information
Get-MsolUser | ft displayname, Licenses

#List All Plans
Get-MsolAccountSku | Where-Object {$_.SkuPartNumber -eq "ENTERPRISEPACK"} | ForEach-Object {$_.ServiceStatus}

#Making a Sub Option object for Selective values
$Options = New-MsolLicenseOptions -AccountSkuId (Get-MsolAccountSku).AccountSkuId -DisabledPlans SHAREPOINTWAC, EXCHANGE_S_ENTERPRISE

#Assigning it user object 
Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $TestUser.UserPrincipalName -LicenseOptions $Options -Verbose

#Creating a New Office 365 Group 
$Group = New-MsolGroup -DisplayName "ATM" -Description "ATM Users"
#Getting the Group
$Group = Get-MsolGroup | ? DisplayName -EQ "ATM"
#Adding Member to Group
Add-MsolGroupMember -GroupObjectId $Group.ObjectId -GroupMemberObjectId $TestUser.ObjectId
Get-MsolGroupMember -GroupObjectId $Group.objectId

#Reading Properties of Users in a Group
Get-MsolGroupMember -GroupObjectId $Group.ObjectId -All | Select ObjectId, DisplayName, EmailAddress

#REmvoing Group Peramentnly - not Recylebin here 🙂
Remove-MsolGroup -ObjectId $Group.ObjectId

#Sampe CSV
#Blank CSV

#Build Import Users from CSV (Please Remove Formatting if it does not work :))
Import-Csv -Path c:\Users.csv | ForEach-Object 
        New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $_."UPN"   -AlternateEmailAddresses $_."AltEmail" 
                    -FirstName $_."FirstName"     -LastName $_."LastName" 
                    -DisplayName $_."DisplayName" -BlockCredential $False 
                    -ForceChangePassword $False   -LicenseAssignment $_."LicenseAssignment" 
                    -Password $_."Password"       -PasswordNeverExpires $True 
                    -Title $_."Title"             -Department $_."Department" 
                    -Office $_."Office"           -PhoneNumber $_."PhoneNumber" 
                    -MobilePhone $_."MobilePhone" -Fax $_."Fax" 
                    -StreetAddress $_."StreetAddress" -City $_."City" 
                    -State $_."State"                 -PostalCode $_."PostalCode" 
                    -Country $_."Country"             -UsageLocation $_."UsageLocation"