Azure Virtual Host NIC lock out repair



  • A few days ago I was working on an Azure VM host and trying to repair the AD role on one particular server. After removing the AD and DNS roles the server became unresponsive due to what was now bad DNS entries on the NIC card. No console session to get in an reset this and so I went to asking my buddy Craig at MS about this. His advice was to change the size of the VM which would reset the NIC and get it back to DHCP. We tried this and it actually works!

    Just wanted the community to be aware of this quick fix to a headache with Azure VM's



  • @GregoryHall said:

    A few days ago I was working on an Azure VM host and trying to repair the AD role on one particular server. After removing the AD and DNS roles the server became unresponsive due to what was now bad DNS entries on the NIC card. No console session to get in an reset this and so I went to asking my buddy Craig at MS about this. His advice was to change the size of the VM which would reset the NIC and get it back to DHCP. We tried this and it actually works!

    Just wanted the community to be aware of this quick fix to a headache with Azure VM's

    Thanks for the tip!



  • Wow, that's good to know. Now something that you would guess would happen at all. Thanks for sharing.