The new Windows admin interface is now out as “Windows Admin Center”

Announced last year as Project Honolulu, Microsoft today released Windows Admin Center, the new Web-based graphical administrative interface for Windows systems.

Admin Center is intended to provide a common interface for remote management of Windows machines running Windows Server (2012 or newer) or Windows 10, whether on physical hardware, virtual hardware, or in the cloud.

Admin Center is built to offer a common remote admin interface that replaces the mess of MMC applets, control panels, settings apps, and dashboards that are currently used to graphically configure and maintain Windows machines. It operates at the server, failover cluster, and hyper-converged infrastructure level.

The intent behind Admin Center is that it should replace the mix of remote and local admin tools that are used for ad hoc administrative tasks, many of which might traditionally be done with Remote Desktop. To that end, it has interfaces for tasks such as registry editing, managing network settings, listing and ending processes, and managing hardware.

Behind the scenes, Admin Center performs its tasks using PowerShell and WMI. It can be installed on a client machine or remotely on a server, depending on organizational needs. As such, it doesn’t have any dependency on Azure or any other cloud service. It is tested in both Edge and Chrome browsers.

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles