Reimagine server management with Windows Admin Center


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Reimagine server management with Windows Admin Center
Now you can remotely manage Windows Server running anywhere—physical, virtual, on-premises, in Azure, or in a hosted environment. The tool, available with your Windows Server license at no additional charge, consolidates and reimagines Windows OS tools in a single, browser-based, graphical user interface.

Streamline management tasks
Visualize server performance
Check server and cluster status and health in real time, and perform management tasks remotely.

Apply updates
Administer updates and patches across multiple servers.

Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2
Server Core

Manage systems
Manage Windows Server and Server Core instances, failover clusters, hyperconverged infrastructure, and Windows 10 PCs.

Predict capacity needs Keep systems running efficiently and plan for capacity needs using the System Insights feature.
Resolve server issues Troubleshoot and configure servers and clusters, and migrate storage easily to a newer version of Windows Server.

Extend your on-premises environment with Azure integrations

Back up servers Back up data and virtual machines to the most secure cloud in a few clicks.
Keep local files in sync with cloud Centralize local files in Azure Files, then use Azure File Sync to sync local files to the cloud.
Add network security Easily deploy a point-to-site VPN with Azure Network Adapter.

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Protect servers intelligently
Use Azure Security Center to identify security issues and vulnerabilities across your environment and view recommendations for improvements.

Security alerts
Configure disaster recovery Easily replicate workloads to protect your businesscritical infrastructure.

Maximize performance, availability
Collect, analyze, and act on logs and events from your Azure and on-premises environments with Azure Monitor.

Download today, install in minutes, and begin managing from a web browser
www.microsoft.com/cloud-platform/windows-admin-center
© 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This document is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information presented here.

Reimagine server management with Windows Admin Center
When to use Windows Admin Center
General server management using familiar yet modernized tools, such as the reimagined Server Manager and streamlined MMC tools. —————————————————————————————————————————————— Single server or cluster troubleshooting, configuration, and maintenance —————————————————————————————————————————————— Remote or branch office systems management —————————————————————————————————————————————— Streamlined HCI management, with simplified workflows to create and manage virtual machines, Storage Spaces Direct volumes, Software-Defined Networking, and more —————————————————————————————————————————————— Hybrid operation, which lets you manage Windows Server running anywhere—physical, virtual, on-premises, in Azure, or in a hosted environment—and easily integrate Azure innovation into your datacenter
How to get started

1. Begin managing in minutes
• Available with your Windows Server license at no additional charge, download the tool from aka.ms/windowsadmincenter and deploy from a laptop or desktop, server, or cluster.
• Choose from a curated list of Azure services and simplified configuration to easily integrate your on-premises server with Azure in just a few clicks.
• Once connected, use smart hyperlinks to view your server’s connected Azure resources in the Azure portal.

2. Use alongside your existing management systems
• Complement existing tools, like Remote Desktop, Remote Server Administration Tools, Azure security and management services, and Microsoft System Center or other large-scale management systems.
• Use as the preferred management UI for new Windows Server 2019 features.

3. Customize your experience
• Unlock additional third-party capabilities from partners for hardware, application management, and monitoring.
• Add Azure Active Directory security features like conditional access policies and multi-factor authentication to secure access to the Windows Admin Center gateway.

Download today, install in minutes, and begin managing from a web browser
www.microsoft.com/cloud-platform/windows-admin-center
© 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This document is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information presented here.

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