Announcing Windows Admin Center in Azure for Windows Client machines
Published Jun 20 2024 09:00 AM 4,001 Views

In 2022, we introduced Windows Admin Center in Azure, making it easy for you to manage your Windows Server Azure VMs directly from the Azure Portal. Since its release, we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response and feature requests we’ve received. Over the last 2 years, we expanded to support Azure Arc-enabled Windows Servers and Azure Stack HCI clusters, providing you access to Windows Admin Center for your on-premises machines without. We’ve heard you and added secure, password-less authentication, giving you single sign-on using your Entra ID credentials. We also increased the performance by over 50% leveraging Azure Front Door as our content delivery network. We continue to release every month, providing you with new experiences, updates, and bug fixes.


Today, we’re excited to announce that Windows Admin Center in Azure is expanding to also support Windows 10/11 machines. When you’re running Windows 10/11 as an Azure VM, you will be able to use Windows Admin Center in Azure to manage your client machines directly from the Azure Portal.  By default, the Azure Portal provides a singular view for virtual machine management and the essential elements to manage your infrastructure. With the addition of Windows Admin Center, we have supplemented this great experience with additional capabilities such as an enhanced view of virtual machine usage, performance monitoring, viewing of events, and much more. We expect this to reduce the need for you to remote desktop into your virtual machine for administration, simplifying your experience as you deploy and maintain your client machines.


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Get started with Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center in Azure is available to all Windows client customers on Azure running Windows 10/11 in the public cloud. To get started, create a new virtual machine today or deploy Windows Admin Center on your existing infrastructure. You can begin managing your virtual machines in Azure using Windows Admin Center by navigating to the Windows Admin Center blade under Connect in the Virtual Machine Azure portal UI. You can learn more here.


Thank you for using Windows Admin Center in Azure and stay tuned for more updates and features coming soon.

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