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“The browser based authentication dialog failed to complete. Reason: The server or proxy was not found.” Error when running Add-AzureAccount in Azure Powershell

I recently encountered this error when attempting to run Add-AzureAccount using Azure PowerShell on a Windows 8.1 machine. The error occurred regardless of whether I was running PowerShell as a regular user or as Administrator. The browser based authentication dialog failed to complete. Reason: The server or proxy was not found. The error message gives […]

Azure Portal: Security Rules

As of early 2016, I find the new Azure portal very unintuitive to navigate & unfortunately the Microsoft documentation seems to be work-in-progress, so I’m starting a chain of blog posts to help me remember where useful settings are. Inbound & outbound security rules: In Resource groups, click on the appropriate resource group (e.g. testRG) to expand the […]

Run VirtualBox On An Azure Virtual Machine

I’m currently doing a Data Science on Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/course/datasci) that requires me to complete assignments using a provided virtual machine. The easiest option for playing the VM seems to be VirtualBox however I can’t install it on my PC. So I’m going to try to get it running on an Azure VM instead (essentially running a VM […]

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