Windows Admin Center Announced

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Here are some good news for my IT fellows. Windows Admin Center, code-named Honolulu, is now generally available to everyone for free. It’s a locally deployed, web-based app for managing servers, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructure, and Windows 10 PCs.

If you haven’t had anything in place managing your many servers or Windows 10 workstations, you may give Windows Admin Center a try.  It’s best optimized for Windows Server 2019, you can still install it on Windows Server 2016 and above in Gateway mode or on a Windows 10 PC in Desktop Mode. However, it manages a variety of versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2012 and newer.

It’s worth noting that in order to manage Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 with Windows Admin Center, you will need to install WMF version 5.1 or higher. The RemotePS also needs to be enabled as well.

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Windows Admin Center is complementary to and does not replace RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) since roles such as Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and IIS do not yet have equivalent management capabilities surfaced in Windows Admin Center.

You can access Windows Admin Center console on any modern web browsers. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome are the browsers that are tested and supported on Windows 10. Others are not officially supported but should still work fine.

Quick Links: Windows Admin Center | Documentation | Recent Updates

VIAWindows Server Blog
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