Create a WordPress Website on Microsoft Azure

Welcome Back.. in this blog we will create a WordPress website running on Microsoft Azure so let’s get started

First you need to have an azure account to access Azure portal, get a free azure account from

  • From +New in the bottom bar >> Compute >> Website >> From Gallery


  • Select Blogs , scroll down and select WordPress then click → 


  • In Site Setting type your site name the then click → 


  • In this Step provide a Database which will contain your website database, i will type my personal WordPressDBs, select region and MARK the √ check which mean that you agree the legal terms then click √ to Finish



  • So now our website has been created successfully What’s next? mmmm let’s access it ” you can see your website URL”  😉


  • Copy the URL, open your Browser, Past the URL and let’s configure the first steps to get started
  • Select your language and press Continue



  • Type your website name, the user name which will access it and provide a Strong Password then click Install WordPress



  • Now our website has been created and success let’s log in



  • Type your Username, Password and click Log in


  • Ohhhhh our Website alive Now 😀





Create a Virtual Machine Running Linux on Microsoft Azure

Hi all,
In this blog we will talk about Microsoft Azure VMs running Linux OS so let’s get started.

First you need to have azure account to access Azure portal, get a free azure account from

Once you have your account…

  • + New in the bottom bar >> Compute >> Virtual Machine >> From Gallery


  • From Gallery you can choose your VM Os image, in this case we will choose Ubuntu Server and click


  • Now you have to type your VM Name and provide a Password which enable you to log on the VM next.. so i will type the VM Name and Password “Make sure to copy the User Name and Password your credential for this VM” and click 


  • Now you can see your VM cloud service, DNS, storage and other configurations so let’s click → 


  • Finally our VM configuration has been finished click the  mark to finish and let’s wait until the VM is provisioned.


Now our VM successfully created so What’ Next !!?? … ohhh let’s connect to it 😉

You can connect to your VM using SSH or using RDP

Let’s connect using the SSH way

  • First you have to download the  SSH client PuTTY from
    but before you connect to the VM you have to know your SSH Details and Port number to connect
    Go to Virtual Machines >> Your VM >> Quick Start DASHBOARD >> SSH DETAILS and copy it Screenshot (90)
  • After you have your SSH DETAILS go to PuTTY Configuration past your Host Name “Your VM SSH DETAILS ” and click Open7
  • You will be asked to provide a user name and password to log on your VM


Now you can access your Azure VM.

Let’s connect using the RDP way

  • To connect to VM using RDP you have to install Ubuntu desktop to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  • After that you have to the install the RDP access to the VM to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • Once you finish the installation go to the VM and add the ENDPOINTSScreenshot (93)
  • Add A STAND-ALONE ENDPOINT and click →   Screenshot (94)
  • Specify the details of the endpoint Name, Protocol, Public and Private Port then click √ to FinishScreenshot (95)
  • Now you can see the endpoints TCP protocol and Ports Screenshot (96)
  • Go to the VM again and connect to it Connect




Ismail and To7a Event Materials | MSPs | ITPros Microsoft Egypt

Ismail & To7aHi all,
In this blog we gonna talk about all the details, materials of ismail & to7a MSP | ITPros | Microsoft Egypt Event.

  1. Network Fundamentals by | Andrew Adel Younan
    Presentation :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  2. Database Fundamentals by | Nermeen El Sayed
    Presentation :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  3. Server Virtualization by | Helmy Mohamed
    Presentation :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  4. Powershell by | Amr Ahmed
    Presentation :
    Book :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  5. Cloud Computing by | Mohamed Abdelrahman
    Presentation :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  6. Security by | Nihal El Ansary
    Presentation :
    MVA Course and Certificate :

  7. Career Path by | Mohamed Bassem
    Presentation :
    Courses and Certificates :

Finally we wanna thank Ismail Habib thanks a lot ismail for your support, thanks Mohamed Gaafer, BIG thank for the HR – Marcom MSP teams, thanks Amr Saad and thanks for all 🙂

ITPros | MSP Egypt Team 

Microsoft Virtual Academy

What is MVA?

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages.Cloud Geek Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure. Become an MVA member so that you can earn points for your learning, achieve different levels of badges and status relative to others in your country or around the world, and get certificates when you complete an entire course. Your personal dashboard helps you track your progress against your personal learning plans.

Let’s start Registration sign in 1 2 with your mail and now you are an MVA member and you can see your account and setting From the navigation pane you can access your account, courses, Live events and others.3 From Courses you can see MVA courses and products and download Microsoft eBook  8 when you scroll down you can see MVA courses and Products6 Again scroll down, you can see New courses and Recent News4 From the right part you can see your Learning Plan and edit it 5 Top students Global and Local Popular courses7


After some courses you need to see your Progress and your Points Join My Dashboard 9

My Learning plan 10 Courses in progress and Completed which you can download PDF certificate of Completion11 Top Students in MVA and in Egypt WEEKLY, MONTHLY and ALL TIME 12

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Network Load Balance windows server 2012

Our lab scenario

SP Arc

Configure NLB between the 2 servers which play as a SharePoint servers

Install a SQL Server which will contain the SharePoint Database

Now let’s configure SharePoint on Server 1

Open the installation icon and install the prerequisites



When the installation complete Click on Install SharePoint Server


Enter product key, Accept Terms, Continue and Install Now


Run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard



Create a new server Farm on Server 1 and Click on Next.


Enter Database server name “SQL1Fov”.

Enter the User Name and the Password

SQL Access

Enter Passphrase.


Specify port number.


Click Next. and now the Configuration is completed.


Click on Finish button. This will open Central Admin web page as a URL


Now the SharePoint server 1 installation finished let’s configure the Second Server and connect it to the Farm.

Choose Connect to an existing server farm

2-connect to server farm

Click yes to start the services


Type the name of SQL Server which contain the existing sharepoint Farm Database and Retrieve Database to see our configured Database

3-Database serverEnter the Passphrase Password and click next



5-configure SQL database

Wait for the Configuration

6- Finall configuration

Now the second Server configuration finished and we have a 2 SharePoint servers running SharePoint 2013 on a Network Load Balance and Connected to SQL Server 2014 Failover Clustered Database.

SharePoint 2013 AppFabric Installation Error

when you try to install SP2013 in offline mode all Prerequisites installation success but AppFabric Not ! so let’s try to solve this Problem.SharePoint Error

copy the source files of SharePoint to c:\SP2013 and copy the Prerequisites to the Prerequisites folderSP2013 Files

uninstall AppFabric from control panel uninstall Appfabric

open CMD and run the following command

 c:\SP2013>prerequisiteinstaller.exe /AppFabric:prerequisiteinstallerfiles\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe


system will restart.. once it open again sharepoint installation will restarted successfully.Installation

DFS Replication on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster

Preparing for the Lab 

Lab Scenario

Lab Scenario

The first Step is to create a V-Disk on the Storage Server for each Office

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Add Roles and select iSCSI role and Finish
  3. Open iSCSI and Create V-Disks and Targets for each office and the Replication Group Servers and Finish
    Targets And V-Disks
  4. create one Target and add the 2 Nodes on it as an initiator
  5. Create the V-Disks for each Office
  6. On each node we connect to the V-Disks using iSCSI Initiator from server manager and Bring disk online. 

Now we have a 4 V-Disks connected to Servers

DFs1 and DFS2 Office1 connected to Office1.vhdx

DFS3 and DFS4 office2 connected to Office2.vhdx

RG1 and RG2 Replication office connected to 2 V-Disks for Replication and Failover Clustering

The Second Step is to Configure a Windows Failover Cluster between Nodes of  each office

  1. Open DFS1 and DFS2 Servers Server Manager
  2. From roles select failover cluster and finish
  3. Open Failover Cluster Manager Validate and Create a Failover Cluster between DFS1 and DFS2
  4. Create the Same steps of Failover between the Nodes of other Offices “Office 2  DFS3, DFS4 and Replication group Office RG1, RG2“.

The Third step is to configure the File Server Role on the Failover cluster on the First office and the second office

  1. Open failover cluster manager
  2. On Roles Configure a new role and select File Server Role FirstOfficeFS
  3. Create the same steps on the other offices which play as a file server ” Office 2 ” SecondOfficeFs

**When you configure File Server you have to create a shared Folder on the 2 offices which contains the Replicated data

Test 1 For Office1 and Test 2 for Office 2

DFS RG shared Folders

The Fourth Step is to Configure a DFS Replication between the 2 offices

  1. on the RG1 Server open DFS Management and Configure a DFS between the 2 offices using the Name of the Failover Cluster FirstOfficeFS and SecondOfficeFS

The Last Step is to Configure a Replication group for data collection

  1.  On RG1 Server open server manager-tools-DFS Management and open Replication
  2. Select New replication group and choose New Replication group for data collection
  3. Select the Branch Server and the Hub Server ” Office 1 and Office 2 “ we create a cluster between nodes so i’ts better to deal with the cluster name ” FirstOfficeFS and SecondOfficeFs ”  not the Servers name 
  4. In our lab i will add the Domain Controller AD as a third node in the Replication Group so now after add the AD we have a 3 way replication from and to the 3 Locations we have.
  5. the Replication will contains FirstOfficeFS, SecondOfficeFS, and the AD ServerReplication Group