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If on Linux, start Powershell in bash with pwsh.

Login to azure:


Use device code to login:

Connect-AzAccount -Tenant <tenantID> -UseDeviceAuthentication

Useful Information


Get-AzImage -ResourceGroupName 'ResourceGroup01' -ImageName 'Image01'


Get any tenant ID when providing a name:

if(($result = Read-Host "Enter a tenant name you want the tenant ID of: ") -eq ''){"You need to add a tenant name"}else{Write-Host('TenantID: ' + (Invoke-WebRequest$|ConvertFrom-Json).token_endpoint.Split('/')[3])}

You can't rename a resource group but you can move it:

Get-AzureRmResource -ResourceGroupName <sourceResourceGroupName> | Move-AzureRmResource -DestinationResourceGroupName <destResourceGroupName>

Powershell GUI (GridView) to (in this example) have the user select the correct storag account:

$storageAccount = Get-AzStorageAccount | Out-GridView -Title "Select StorrageAccount" -OutputMode Single
$storageAccountName = $storageAccount | Select-Object -ExpandProperty StorageAccountName

Resource Providers

Make sure all resource providers required are activated/registered: Source:

Get-AzureRmResourceProvider -ListAvailable | where {$_.RegistrationState -eq "Registered"} | Select ProviderNamespace, RegistrationState

To register a specific resource provider run the following Powershell command:

Register-AzureRmResourceProvider -ProviderNamespace ResourceProvider.Name


Find unused Resources

foreach ($subscription in (Get-AzSubscription | Where-Object { $_.State -eq "Enabled" } | Select-Object -expandproperty id)) {
    Set-AzContext -subscriptionId $subscription
    Get-AzPublicIpAddress | Where-Object { $_.ipaddress -eq "Not Assigned" } | Select-Object name, PublicIpAllocationMethod, PublicIpAddressVersion | Format-Table

Virtual Machine

Encrypt VM

Short example on how to encrypt a VM

Function EncryptVM($KeyVault,$KeyName,$VM){
    $kv = Get-azKeyVault -VaultName $KeyVault
    $key = Get-Azkeyvaultkey -Name $KeyName -VaultName $KeyVault
    Set-AzVmDiskEncryptionExtension -ResourceGroupName $kv.ResourceGroupName -DiskEncryptionKeyVaultId  $kv.ResourceID -DiskEncryptionKeyVaultUrl $kv.VaultURI -VMName $VM -KeyEncryptionKeyVaultId $kv.ResourceID -KeyEncryptionKeyUrl $ -SkipVmBackup -VolumeType "All"

Check if VM is encypted

The following script is based on this documentation on how to verify the encryption status.

foreach ($subscription in (Get-AzSubscription | Where-Object { $_.State -eq "Enabled" } | Select-Object -expandproperty id)) {
    Set-AzContext -subscriptionId $subscription
    foreach ($resourcegroup in (Get-AzResourceGroup | Where-Object { $_.ProvisioningState -eq "succeeded" } | Select-Object -expandproperty resourcegroupname)) {
        foreach ($vm in (Get-AzVM -ResourceGroupName $resourcegroup | Select-Object -expandproperty Name)) {
            Write-Host("# Status on " + $vm + " in RG " + $resourcegroup)
            Get-AzVMDiskEncryptionStatus -ResourceGroupName $resourcegroup -VMName $vm

Alternative Solution to List all VMs Disk Encryption status:

foreach ($subscription in (Get-AzSubscription | Where-Object { $_.State -eq "Enabled" } | Select-Object -expandproperty id)){
    Set-AzContext -subscriptionId $subscription
    $osVolEncrypted = {(Get-AzVMDiskEncryptionStatus -ResourceGroupName $_.ResourceGroupName -VMName $_.Name).OsVolumeEncrypted}
    $dataVolEncrypted= {(Get-AzVMDiskEncryptionStatus -ResourceGroupName $_.ResourceGroupName -VMName $_.Name).DataVolumesEncrypted}
    Get-AzVm | Format-Table @{Label="MachineName"; Expression={$_.Name}}, @{Label="OsVolumeEncrypted"; Expression=$osVolEncrypted}, @{Label="DataVolumesEncrypted"; Expression=$dataVolEncrypted}
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