How to Create Your Own Windows Azure Publish Settings File

If you are not able to download the “Publish Settings File” from the Windows Azure Portal, this blogpost describes how to create your own Windows Azure Publish Settings File:


The broken Operations Manager Shell

I have a management server with the Operations Manager Console installed. When I tried to start the Operations Manager Shell it failed with the following errormessage:
Import-Module : The specified module ‘OperationsManager’ was not loaded because
no valid module file was found in any module directory.
At line:1 char:14
+ Import-Module <<<< OperationsManager; .OperationsManagerFunctions.ps1; .O perationsManagerStartup.ps1
     + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (OperationsManager:String)
        [Import-Module], FileNotFoundException
       + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Modules_ModuleNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Comm

The term ‘Start-OperationsManagerClientShell’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At C:Program FilesSystem Center 2012Operations ManagerPowershellOperationsManagerStartup.ps1:26 char:35
+ Start-OperationsManagerClientShell <<<< -ManagementServerName: “” -PersistConnection: $true -Interactive: $true;
         + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Start-OperationsManagerClientShell:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
         + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

The reason for this was that the path to “C:Program FilesSystem Center 2012Operations ManagerPowershell” was missing in the envorinmental variable PSModulePath. Once completed and logged out and back in to the system everything worked as espected.