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The Performance Impact of Premium Storage in Microsoft Azure

Hello once again, all! Let me extend a special welcome to all my fellow CloudPros.

My primary project this fall has been deploying a medium-sized SharePoint 2013 farm in Microsoft Azure's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). We successfully deployed an identical environment early this summer to replace the customer's Development environment. This time, though, we are deploying their new Production farm in Azure.

SharePoint reboot

FIM Service is stopped after reboot

I recently ran into an issue where the Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Service was stopped after restarting the server. However, the FIM Synchronization Service was started. This caused various errors with the User Profile Service Application, as you would expect. I was unsure why this was happening; after all, the service is set to automatic startup.  Fortunately, this was an easy solution to resolve: