Deploy and Configure Windows Admin Center

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab walks through the process of deploying and configuring servers using Windows Admin Center.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Download Windows Admin Center
  1. Log on to BRAWAC1.
  2. Download Windows Admin Center from
Install Windows Admin Center

Install Windows Admin Center on BRAWAC1.

Configure Windows Admin Center
  1. Set up Kerberos delegation to allow the Windows Admin Center server BRAWAC1 to delegate credentials to the domain controller BRADC1.
  2. Log on to BRAWKS1 using the domain account
  3. Configure single sign-on on BRAWKS1 by adding the Windows Admin Center server address to the local intranet zone in Internet Settings.
  4. Add BRADC1 as a managed server in Windows Admin Center.
  5. Install the Active Directory extension in Windows Admin Center.

Additional Resources


As you walk through the lab, consider the following scenario:

You are a senior systems administrator at Barrier Reef Audio, a company that focuses on generating text from speech using a range of high-quality audio equipment and machine learning.

You and the Central IT Operations Team manage a large fleet of Windows servers on a daily basis. You want to improve the management experience by deploying a web-based management tool. You decide to deploy Windows Admin Center. You’ve deployed a new server named BRAWAC1 that you are planning to use to run Windows Admin Center.

In this lab, you will:

  1. Download Windows Admin Center.
  2. Install Windows Admin Center.
  3. Configure Windows Admin Center:
    • Set up Kerberos delegation.
    • Configure single sign-on.
    • Add managed servers.
    • Install extensions.

Lab Setup

In this lab, you will be connecting to VMs using Remote Desktop. You won’t need to access the Azure portal.

Note: To complete this lab, you will need to use a Remote Desktop client.

If you get stuck, feel free to check out the lab objectives or the solution video. Good luck!

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