Windows Admin Center

A Re-imagined Management Experience
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Windows Admin Center is a new, 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 is the modern evolution of “in-box” management tools, like Server Manager and MMC. It complements System Center and Operations Management Suite – it’s not a replacement.

Windows Admin Center brings a new level of visibility and control to the Windows Server platform, and serves as a central command and management for key applications such as Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct, Storage Replica, Failover Cluster Manager, Azure File Sync, Windows Advanced Threat Defender Protection, third-party applications, and more. This integrative and visual approach gives IT administrators the ability to run PowerShell commands through the GUI and manage core server functions, security, hyper-converged infrastructure and Azure Cloud, making it a power hybrid cloud management tool. DataON offers a Microsoft validated hybrid-cloud solution called Azure Stack HCI, which

Microsoft Azure Stack HCI from DataON takes the hybrid-cloud experience one step further, offering a Microsoft validated on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure solution with Azure Services that’s guaranteed to work. All of which can be easily managed in Windows Admin Center for a simplified and sound hybrid-cloud experience.

Windows Admin Center improves your management environment

Familiar functionality
Windows Admin Center is the evolution of long-standing, well-known management platforms like Microsoft Management Console (MMC), built from the ground up for the way systems are built and managed today. Windows Admin Center contains many of the familiar tools you currently use to manage Windows Servers and clients.
Enhanced security for your management platform
Role-based access control lets you fine-tune which administrators have access to which management features. Gateway authentication options include local groups, local domain-based Active Directory, and cloud-based Azure Active Directory. Also, gain insight into management actions performed in your environment.
Easy to install and use
Install on a Windows 10 computer, and start managing in minutes, or install on a Windows 2016 server acting as a gateway to enable your entire organization to manage computers from their web browser.
Azure integration and Azure Stack HCI
The Azure hybrid services tool in Windows Admin Center consolidates all the integrated Azure services into a centralized hub where you can easily discover all the available Azure services that bring value to your on-premises or hybrid environment.
Compliments existing solutions
Windows Admin Center works with solutions like System Center and Azure Operations Management Suite, adding to their capabilities to perform detailed, single-machine management tasks.
Manage hyper-converged clusters
Windows Admin Center offers the best experience for managing hyper-converged clusters - including virtualized compute, storage, and networking components.
Manage from anywhere
Publish your Windows Admin Center gateway server to the public Internet, then you can connect and manage servers your from anywhere, all in a secure manner.
Built for extensions for added functionality
Windows Admin Center was built with extensibility in mind from the beginning with the ability for Microsoft and 3rd party developers to build tools and solutions beyond the current offerings, such as DataON MUST.
You can get Windows Admin Center up and
running in your environment in minutes:
Download Windows Admin Center
Installing Windows Admin Center
Microsoft Case Study on DataON’s MUST Extension
Microsoft Software Developer Kit page
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Introduction to Windows Admin Center

Getting started with Windows Admin Center

Microsoft Ignite 2018: From Hyper-V to hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows Admin Center

Microsoft Ignite 2018: Windows Server management reimagined with Windows Admin Center