Expirements on Azure with Citrix
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Since I am only testing both I will make it simple.
1. DC
2. 1 Citrix XENAPP 7.6 Server

There are 2 ways to manage Azure, I feel like it is easier form me to go through manage.windowsazure.com other than portal.azure.com.

The problems I found on Portal.
1. The deleted computers are still showing and up and no way to delete them.
2. things are organized not as clean as Manage.
The procedures of install AD on Azure and Premise are different. However it is not complex.

First create a group and network on Azure, assign the ip range for it and we will get back to it later.

Creating Azure Network:

Now create 2 Virtual Server - WIndows 2012 DataCenter, you can only add 1 at a time.
It feels like need to take 20Min to create one server.

Once the computers are ready, you can connect to them at same page.

Now the IP part, you need get into the server, install Azure Powershel to set the VM Static IP.
AZURE19It will download a RDP file to let you remotely connect to it. If it fails and the computer shows running, wait a couple of minutes then do it again.

Once login the VM, it will works like normal server.

Download this:

After installation, you need connect it to your account to run.
Type in Power you can find Microsoft Azure Powershell.

Run powershell then run first command:


Give your login information you will get connected.

Command for set up IP on a VM

Get-AzureVM -ServiceName LEIDC01 -Name LEIDC01 | Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -IPAddress | Update-AzureVM

You can use Get-AzureVM only to show the list of machines also get their Name and ServiceName

The Network name can be found on Network section on Manage page.

After assign static IP, install AD and DNS as normal.

After this, you need go to Azure Network -> DNS Servers add your DC IP to dns server for all the VMs get the update, also you need restart VMs to get this published. Restart VM.

Now login to the second computer and go to computer property, you can join it to the first VM now.


About Lei

I am an IT specialist with over 10 year experience - years on Automation, on-Premise or Azure.

I am happy to develop however never want be a full time developer. Only do what I have to do. If it has to be PowerShell,HTML, PHP, CSS, C#, VBS or JS, front end or backend, so be it, doesn't matter!

Spent years with Windows, SCCM, SharePoint, SQL and Exchange servers. For last several years, I have been actively working under On Premise > Azure environment.


Current Certificates:
    Microsoft® Certified-
  • -Enterprise Administrator
  • -Database Administrator
  • -SharePoint Administrator
  • -Administering and Deploying SCCM 2012
Red Hat Certified Technician
ITIL V3 Foundation - Practitioner

Working on Azure Certificates now and hopefully they can stop upgrading their questions one day! GIVE ME A BREAK!

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