Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

Azure IAAS VM DNS Issue: Resolved

A new Azure IAAS VM deployment has been having an issue opening any Microsoft based sites, MSDN, TechNet, Live.com etc. The symptom also shows up while trying to get live accounts authenticated against any of these sites.

The issue can be resolved by doing an Ipconfig /flushdns.

But that is not a practical solution to do a flushdns each time the server has a problem resolving these sites. (more…)

SharePoint – Http to Https URL Redirect

SharePoint – Http to Https URL Redirect

The following steps need to be completed on all the Web Front Ends that serve the SharePoint site. URL Redirection can be achieved through load balancers as well. This post shows how to achieve it at an IIS level if Load balancers or other edge based devices do not exist. The need for this came for a project that was recently built on Azure. (more…)