I cannot download anything to my virtual machine

Karem 16 Reputation points

I cannot download anything to my virtual machine like just it doesnt download

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Ronen Ariely 15,106 Reputation points

    Good day Karem,

    Your question is very vague. Please provide more information on what you are trying to do and how exactly do you try to do it and what do you see. Screenshot can help a lot to understand the issue, so please add relevant screenshot(s)

    Note: if you are trying to upload files to your Virtual Machine using FTP then you should open the port 21 in the Azure Firewall.

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  2. Stephane Budo 426 Reputation points

    Hi Karem,

    If disabling IE enhanced security doesn't work, let's do some further troubleshooting.
    First, determine if it's a DNS issue or a network connectivity issue:

    • Open a command prompt (click start and type "cmd")
    • Within the prompt, type "ping www.google.com".
    • If you see an error saying that this name cannot be resolved, it's a DNS issue
    • If on the other hand, you see that an IP address is returned and the server tries to ping google, then it's an internet connectivity problem

    If it's a DNS issue:

    • In the command prompt, type "ipconfig /all"
    • In the displayed results, check that the "DNS servers" have IP addresses associated and that they are NOT private (starting with 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x or 172.16.x.x to 172.24.x.x).
    • If the associated IP is private, it means that the DNS server is setup within your vNET configuration and your server is expecting to resolve internet names through another internal server. Either change this back to the default Azure DNS or further check why this internal DNS server might not be accessible

    If it's a network connectivity issue:

    • Back in the command prompt, type "ipconfig /all"
    • In the displayed results, check that the "Default gateway" is setup to the right IP address (your selected subnet IP range, with "1" at the end. For example:
    • Check that there is no proxy server set in Internet Explorer
    • In the command prompt, try to ping a public IP ("ping"). Does it reply?

    Let us know the results of the above, so we can troubleshoot further :-)



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  3. Warrior 1 Reputation point

    If your a new user or new to the azure app you need to follow the instructions step by step to fully understand how design and deployment works. If this doesnt help id suggest a different simulated enviroment (Atlassian.com) or ubuntu. they work with all os sys.

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  4. Ich 6 Reputation points

    Well I am not new to Azure, and I observe that Microsoft cant stop itself from modifying the OS in the VMs in a way that is neither documented well nor static. E.g. above they say "can't download anything..." is very unspecific, however even if I disable the enhanced server IE security it still says that "downloads are not allowed by your organisation" or similar. But two years ago (to be precise MAy 2020) it was allowed.

    So where to look at? For sure not in any firewall ports... and the trouble continues. Ok no public IP for RDP without source IP filtering, because this is terribly unsave, understood. But why the public IP wizard configures this as default (no source IP filtering) till today? RDP without Remote desktop role is vulnerable till today by a flaw in the non cred ssp based login procedures.

    And why Javascript is disabled in IE11 (and why IE11 is distributed with a VM that is announced as "patched till Jan 2022") and then this --censored by myself--- onedrive setup? Well you can download Onedrive, it somehow bypasses the IE11 download prohibition. But then it can't log in and why? "Java script is disabled in your browser". Well one mess after another. Also the bastion thing. Why it filters the right alt key? Can't type asterisk or backslash with a german keyboard at my end. All of that is somehow incomplete and intransparent...

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  5. Nick Savage 1 Reputation point

    It's crazy how screwed up this is.

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