Moving Hyper-V to Azure

This past week I needed to move a client’s Hyper-V machine to a Windows Azure VM.  If you haven’t figured it out already, the process isn’t as straightforward as one may hope – especially, since there’s a rather large chasm between the new and old Azure management portals as neither offer an entire end-to-end solution.  As with most things Microsoft nowadays, PowerShell seems to be the best solution for truly accomplishing your needs.

Below, you’ll find a resource for tackling all of the different components of moving a Hyper-V VM to Azure.  There are some ways to do parts of this through the various GUI’s, but, again, none of the GUI’s offer a complete solution.

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WMI Firewall Exception for Team Foundation Reporting Server 2012 in Virtual Environment

While installing TFS 2013 in a Windows Server 2012, I was having issues getting the TFS Application Tier to connect to WMI on the Reporting Server. Being that I’ve installed Team Foundation Server 2010 and 2012 countless times, I was sure that all of my settings were correct. Therefore, I predicted that this must be a firewall issue…and I was correct.

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