Deploying Active Directory Replica DC to Azure

A lot of us have been setting up Hybrid Cloud (Azure) environments and one of the first things that needs to be done is setup a Replica Domain Controller. This post will show the steps that I followed to get this done.   Before we get started it is important to note that the following steps have already been completed: Created a Virtual Network (10.13.0.0/24) Connected the Virtual Network to a S2S (Site to Site) VPN to my On-Premise Network (10.10.0.0/16) Created a Local Network which defined the On-Premise Network and my External IP from that location Configured an on premise Windows 2012 R2 RRAS Server to act as the other end of the VPN On-Premise Ran the downloaded 2012 RRAS Configuration Script from the Virtual Network / Gateway Dashboard Page Validated routing from my On-Premise Network to my Azure Virtual Network Azure PowerShell Module downloaded and installed   Where we will get started today is the build out of the new Azure Replica Domain Controller   Step # 1 – We need to a new Azure VM for this (We will use the smallest one to save costs) From the Azure Management Portal, Add a Custom Virtual Machine, Select Windows 2012 R2 DataCenter On the Virtual Machine Configuration Page Configure with the following options: Virtual Machine Name: TC-AZ-DC01TIER: BASICSIZE: A0 (shared core, 768 MB Memory)NEW USER Name: Administrator_<XXX>...

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