Same Serial Number for VMs hosted in single Cloud Service RRS feed

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  • Recently we had a requirement to scan all the Servers in our Azure inventory for licensing, however while doing the scan we ran into an peculiar issue. All the servers hosted in a single cloud service were having same Serial Number which was causing problem in detecting the machines properly. Has anyone else run into the same issue ? It would be great if someone can help me to ensure that all the VMs are having unique Serial Number.
    Friday, August 26, 2016 6:03 AM

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  • If you've been in the network admin business for a while, you probably know that in the past, running domain controllers on VMs was frowned upon. One big reason for that was that restoring VM snapshots could easily result in inconsistencies in the Active Directory database, such as inconsistent attribute values, password problems, duplicated security principles, and even schema mismatch. This could create a potential nightmare. 

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:44 AM