Azure ADDS

A resource group is exactly what the name states a place for a pool of related items. Once the resource group is created the Azure AD Domain Services, network security group, virtual services and more can be added to the resource group.

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One of the first items I needed to setup and understand was the Azure AD Domain Services. I look at Azure ADDS as a layer added onto Azure Active Directory. This service allows you to have an Azure resource that can be used to connect a on premises environment or to use the setup like I designed using the Azure virtual Windows Servers to create my environment.

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The management of the Network Security Group is like operating a virtual firewall to control the inbound and outbound network traffic to the internal virtual network via a hosted external IP address. One of the tasks in setting up the lab I am working on was enabling traffic for port 3389 to allow RDP to my internal virtual server.

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