Deploying Azure Infrastructure on Windows Server Core

1 hour
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, you will use remote access (RDP) to log in to a Windows Server Core VM and install Azure command-line tools in order to deploy basic infrastructure (i.e., a storage account).

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Remote (RDP) in to Windows Virtual Machine

This objective is completed when you have successfully used Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to access the virtual machine.

  • Use the Remote Desktop client (available from Microsoft for Windows clients natively and Mac clients here).
Install Deployment Tools (Azure PowerShell Recommended)

This objective is completed when you have successfully installed either Azure PowerShell or Azure CLI.

Connect to Azure

This objective is completed when you have successfully authenticated and connected to the Azure tenant you logged in to in the first objective.

Deploy Basic Infrastructure Using CLI

This objective is completed when you have successfully deployed the basic infrastructure to Azure and verified deployment (in the command line or portal).

Additional Resources


Our CloudySolutions company has taken on some new customers, and one of them has a new Windows Server Core VM deployed that they want their Azure infrastructure to be deployed from. You will first log in to the Azure portal. After that, you will remote desktop into the virtual machine, install the necessary tools, connect the tools to Azure (authenticate), and deploy your storage account.

Deploy a storage account with the following settings:

  • Storage account name: (the name must be globally unique): acglearn<RANDOM_NUMBERS><RANDOM_WORD>
  • Region: Use the default location
  • Performance: Standard
  • Redundancy: Locally redundant storage (LRS)

Leave all other settings on their defaults.

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