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Active Roles 7.2 - Quick Start Guide

Introduction System Requirements Deploying the Administration Service Deploying user interfaces Installing additional components Upgrade of an earlier version Separate Management History database Performing a pilot deployment Deployment considerations Silent installation of Active Roles components Configuring Active Roles to Manage Hybrid Active Directory Objects Active Roles on Windows Azure VM

Step 2. Deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Active Roles on Windows Azure VM > Step 2. Deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Perform the following tasks to deploy SQL Server:

  1. Create a virtual machine based on a SQL Server 2012 image published in Windows Azure.

    When creating the virtual machine, on the Virtual machine configuration page, select the Create a new cloud service option and choose the Virtual Network used by your replica domain controller in Windows Azure.

For instructions on how to deploy SQL Server 2012 in Windows Azure, see Provisioning a SQL Server Virtual Machine on Windows Azure.

  1. Join the SQL Server 2012 virtual machine to your Active Directory domain.
  2. Using SQL Server Management Studio, grant the sysadmin fixed server role to the domain user account that will be used as the service account for the Active Roles Administration Service.
  3. Configure Windows Firewall to allow connections to TCP Port 1433 from computers in your Virtual Network.

    Because SQL Server will be accessed from within the Virtual Network, you do not need to create public endpoints in Windows Azure.

Step 3. Deploy Active Roles Administration Service

Active Roles on Windows Azure VM > Step 3. Deploy Active Roles Administration Service

Step 3. Deploy Active Roles Administration Service

Perform the following tasks to deploy the Active Roles Administration Service:

  1. Create a virtual machine based on a Windows Server 2012 image published in Windows Azure.

    When creating the virtual machine, on the Virtual machine configuration page, select the Cloud Service that you created for the SQL Server virtual machine in Step 2. Deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This will automatically select the correct Virtual Network as this Cloud Service is already used to host the SQL Server virtual machine. For further information, see Add a Virtual Machine to a Virtual Network, section “Create Virtual Machine and Deploy to Virtual Network.”

  1. Join the newly created virtual machine to your Active Directory domain.
  2. Connect to the virtual machine using Remote Desktop, and run the Active Roles Setup wizard to install the Active Roles Administration Service (see Steps to deploy the Administration Service earlier in this document).

    When prompted for the service account, specify the appropriate user account defined in your Active Directory domain. Ensure that this user account is a member of the Administrators local group on the virtual machine where you are installing the Administration Service. For example, this could be a domain user account that belongs to the Domain Admins group of your Active Directory domain.

    When prompted for SQL Server, specify the name of SQL Server you deployed in Step 2. Deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

  1. Run the following Windows PowerShell command on the virtual machine where you have installed the Active Roles Administration Service, to configure Windows Firewall:

    $allowedClientSubnets = @('10.0.0.0/8', '172.16.0.0/12', '192.168.0.0/16');
    New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Active Roles" -Direction Inbound `
    -Action Allow -Service 'aradminsvc' -RemoteAddress $allowedClientSubnets `
    -Enabled True
     

Step 4. Deploy Active Roles Web Interface

Active Roles on Windows Azure VM > Step 4. Deploy Active Roles Web Interface

Step 4. Deploy Active Roles Web Interface

Perform the following tasks to deploy the Active Roles Web Interface:

  1. Create a virtual machine based on a Windows Server 2012 image published in Windows Azure.

    When creating the virtual machine, on the Virtual machine configuration page, select the Cloud Service that you created for the SQL Server virtual machine in Step 2. Deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This will automatically select the correct Virtual Network as this Cloud Service is already used to host the Active Roles Administration Service and SQL Server virtual machines. For further information, see Add a Virtual Machine to a Virtual Network, section “Create Virtual Machine and Deploy to Virtual Network.”

  1. Join the newly created virtual machine to your Active Directory domain.
  2. Connect to the virtual machine using Remote Desktop, and run the Active Roles Setup wizard to install the Active Roles Web Interface (see Steps to deploy the Web Interface earlier in this document).

    When prompted, choose the option to connect to the Administration Service on the specified computer, and specify the fully qualified domain name of the virtual machine you deployed in Step 3. Deploy Active Roles Administration Service.

 

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