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Add Azure CentOs server to Domain

Joining a Linux machine to a Windows domain is not straight forward.

You will need to connect to the server via an SSH app (f.eks Putty)

  1. Sign-in with the admin and password you created when deploying the server
  2. To do some of the commands you will need to be ROOT, but you don’t know this password, so run the following command: sudo -i
    enter the password for the adm account you created
  3. Install realm: yum install realm realmd -y
  4.  Add to domain: realm join yourdomain.com –user youradmin@yourdomain.com
     If you get error: realm: Couldn’t join realm: Necessary packages are not installed: oddjob, oddjob-mkhomedir, sssd, samba-common-tools, you need to install the missing packages.
    f.eks: yum install oddjob -y 

And now the machine is in the domain




Get system uptime

We all have our own ways of finding a servers / computers uptime.
But I thought I’d share my favorite way:


function Get-SrvUptime
$operatingSystem = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem

Restarting a service with Task Scheduler

Some times you need to scheduler a restart of services on servers or computers, and I used to do this via a batch job, that I called from Task Scheduler, but..

I found a much easier way of doing this,  just create a new task, and add the Actions like bellow.

NET as the program, and START/STOP “SERVICENAME” as the argument

and voila, there it is 🙂