Forcing TLS1.2 when using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers

Forcing TLS1.2 when using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers

We have some Azure automation running to query a REST API using Azure Hybrid Runbook Workers. Recently the connectivity started failing with error of “The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.” This was caused by the deprecation of legacy TLS Ciphers (1.0 and 1.1) The work around is to force the PowerShell […]

Azure Automation – backup solution for old operating systems – Windows Server 2003 / 2008

Azure Automation – backup solution for old operating systems – Windows Server 2003 / 2008

During one of my projects, I worked on scripting a procedure for backing up virtual machines with the Windows Server 2003 / 2008 operating system. Microsoft provides Azure Backup Services for protecting virtual machines hosted in Azure. However, that service does not officially support legacy operating systems older than Windows Server 2008 R2. The main […]