Windows Admin Center, your favorite server management tool, is now available in preview in Azure. This new capability allows you to manage the Windows Server OS running on Azure IaaS VMs seamlessly and at a more granular level. This in-built functionality provides the opportunity for greater oversight of your workloads right from the Azure Portal.
Get the job done with simplicity and convenience
Windows Admin Center in Azure unlocks incredible capabilities for the Azure Portal by providing you with an interface to manage the OS of your Windows Server VMs. In the past, the Azure Portal provided a singular view for VM management, giving access to only infrastructure level management. With the addition of Windows Admin Center, we have opened up opportunities for true granular virtual machine management. This will reduce the need for you to Remote Desktop into your Azure VM for administration offering the same experience for VMs with or without a GUI.
You can now configure, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance tasks with the same Windows Admin Center UI that you know and love using on your Windows Server in your datacenters. Manage your files, view expired certificates, monitor performance, view critical events, use an in-browser RDP session and so much more without leaving the Azure Portal. We now provide cloud capabilities that were once only available to Windows Admin Center users on-premises.
Always up to date
We are continuously adding new capabilities to improve the experience of our customers. On Azure, Windows Admin Center is always kept up to date with the latest and greatest features. In addition, as we enter public preview, Windows Admin Center will be backed by the support infrastructure that provides reliability for all other Azure services. You now have a great way to manage your Windows Server virtual machines in Azure.
Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal is available to all Windows Server customers on Azure running Windows Server 2016 or 2019 virtual machines in the public cloud.