Hello everyone, you can download Windows Admin Center on Windows 11 and experience a modern way to manage your Windows Server with a beautiful GUI app that does exactly what you need it to do.
Today we will highlight some important reasons why we think you should have WAC(Windows Admin Center) installed on your Windows Server or Azure managed Windows Server. By the way, did I mention that I urge you all to try Azure on your Windows Server, it really makes things much easier and the cloud system support is great, of course, I can also understand why some of you would prefer not to use Azure, some of you if you are competing directly with Windows or Microsoft, I mean product for product, like if you are a top Apple affiliate or Oracle affiliate it would make sense to perhaps host some of these files independent of Microsoft’s Azure cloud servers. Anyway, I love WAC and I urge you to try it if you haven’t. As soon as I installed it, I quickly got familiar with the way it works and where to go, it’s straightforward and it simply gets the job done, I truly love it and its about time they released something like this, it’s like a Windows Server version of cPanel. By the way, the recommendation is using Windows Admin Center on your network and not to install it on every server. Let us know what you think about it if you decide to try it out.
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Install Windows Admin Center on Windows
Download Windows Admin Center Infographic (it’s nice!)
What is Windows Admin Center?
Windows Admin Center is an app by Microsoft that is a fully loaded locally-deployed browser-based management tool set that lets you manage your Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency. Windows Admin Center gives you full control over all aspects of your server infrastructure and is particularly useful for managing servers on private networks that are not connected to the Internet.
Windows Admin Center Features:
- Familiar functionality and tools.
- Easy to install and use.
- Enhanced security for your management platform.
- Integration with Azure services.
- Deploy hyper-converged and failover clusters.
- Manage hyper-converged clusters.
- Built with extensibility in mind.
- Complements existing solutions.
- Manage from anywhere.
Windows Admin Center with Azure
As some of you might know, I am a huge fan of Azure because it simply makes managing my Windows servers that much easier and safer, Azure gets the job done which is why right below, you will notice I have listed some features of why Azure is even better with Windows Admin Center.
Windows Admin Center on Azure Features:
- Simplicity and convenience
Windows Admin Center in Azure unlocks new capabilities for the Azure portal by providing you with an interface to manage your on-premises Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI systems alongside your Azure Virtual Machines and other Azure resources. You can save time because you won’t need to remote desktop into your servers and clusters for administration, making it easier to deploy and maintain your Arc-enabled infrastructure.
By default, Azure Arc provides you with the essential elements to manage your infrastructure, such as centralized security, governance, monitoring, and policy. With a one-click experience, Windows Admin Center in Azure now provides end-to-end server management.
- Familiar UI
You can now configure, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance tasks with the familiar Windows Admin Center interface that you know and love. Beyond a consistent interface, you can manage files, view expired certificates, monitor performance, view critical events, use PowerShell, use an in-browser RDP session, and much more without leaving the Azure portal.
- Secure Management
Windows Admin Center in Azure enhances security for your servers and clusters. It allows you to manage your infrastructure without requiring any public IP addresses, VPNs, or inbound connectivity to your systems. Traffic is sent over the existing connection between the Azure Arc agent and Azure—no extra configuration is required. Communication between you and your systems is end-to-end encrypted, with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) termination occurring directly on your infrastructure.
- Designed for the cloud
While Windows Admin Center you see in the Azure portal is familiar and has most of the same functionality, it is tailored to provide a cloud-first experience. We are continuously innovating to deliver new capabilities and experiences. In the Azure portal, Windows Admin Center is more performant and always kept up to date, seamlessly giving you the latest and greatest features. In addition, Windows Admin Center is backed by the support infrastructure that provides reliability for all your other Azure services. You now have a great way to manage your on-premises servers and clusters from Azure.
Windows Admin Center Screenshots
Windows Admin Center Video
Windows Admin Center Requirements
- Windows Server customers running Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, or Windows Server 2016.