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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Configuring the Domain Controller Network

Previously we implemented a new server to act as the Active Directory Domain Controller for our farm.  Before it can do that we need to configure the network settings within the DC, setup DNS and then configure Active Directory.  To accomplish this I will be configuring the domain controller network to prepare it for handling the active directory needs of our environment.

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Creating the Domain Controller

The next step in our journey to an Azure SharePoint 2019 environment is to build Active Directory. You actually have a couple of options here in that you could integrate directly with Azure Active Directory or you can build a domain controller and create your active directory that way.  Because my end state for this environment is to actually build a hybrid environment I want to build a full domain controller.  This means we are going to provision a VM, install Windows Server 2016 and create an active directory.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Build Storage Resources for Azure SharePoint 2019

Moving on to the next step in building out a Microsoft Azure-based SharePoint 2019 environment.  In this post, we are going to build storage resources for Azure SharePoint 2019.  In order to allow your VMs to do anything you are going to need something to store the data, apps, and OS on.  For this, we need to deploy some storage resources to the environment.  What is great compared to my previous series is, in this case, we can build multiple disks to pull from.  The data isn’t going to reside on just a single disk as it did then.  Each of the three main components should have their own account (AD, SharePoint, SQL).

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Configure Azure Network Resources for SharePoint 2019

In my previous post, we started the process of deploying SharePoint 2019 to Azure by setting up the resource group.  In this post, we will build the network configurations for the SharePoint environment in our Azure environment.  The network will exist in the same region as the resource group created previously and will be used to all the SharePoint environments to communicate with each other as well as the internet.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Prepping the Azure Environment for SharePoint 2019

So having finished my previous series where I explained how to install and configure a MinRole SP2019 environment on-premises, I wondered what was next.  Of course, let’s build out a SharePoint 2019 environment in Azure.  There are a couple of reasons I want to do this.  The main reason is many times businesses will want or need to maintain their data on-prem (or believe they do), but really don’t have any sort of setup for handling that.  Another great reason for hosting in Azure is to move support out your hands into someone else’s but still maintain great availability.  A final reason for myself is I wanted to set things up in Azure because my current personal system wasn’t large enough to handle a SharePoint 2019 MinRole environment.  So let’s start things off by prepping the environment for SharePoint 2019.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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