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Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2017
Posting this here mostly for me so I can find this easily again:
I’m monitoring this URL, waiting for .NET 4.7 support to appear. I’m hopeful that we’ll see something early in 2017 Q4, but I won’t be holding my breath either 😉
Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2017
TLDR; Azure OS Family 5 requires Remote Desktop passwords >= 10 characters. Anything less will cause your login to fail, repeatedly requesting that you re-enter your password.
I ran into an issue when upgrading an Azure application from OS Family 4 to OS Family 5. We have configured RDP for our development deployments. As part of that deployment, we had configured special passwords for each environment. Those passwords had a strong enough length when we added them a few years ago: 8 and 9 characters. OS Family 5 (Windows Server 2016) requires that the passwords are at least 10 characters long.
As a result, we found that the deployment went fine (no errors reported) but that we simply couldn’t log in post upgrade. Looking on the portal, we noted that one has to have a password of at least 10 characters to add Remote Desktop from the portal. We counted the characters in our passwords, adjusted lengths, and found we could login again.