If you work with Microsoft Azure cloud services you will run into Azure Locks at some point. Azure locks can really mess up your maintenance plans and limit what staff can do.
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We explain Azure Locks and demonstrate how to use them. This includes our experience of fixing this error:
Failed to Start Virtual Machine – Cannot perform write operations because the following scope(s) are locked. Please remove the lock and try again.