Azure Server Management Tools

Management tools is a feature in the Azure Portal, currently in Public Preview, but it is ment to administrate servers hosted outside Azure.  Giving us a single administrative interface, but it also works for Azure Virtual Machines.

Does it require inbound traffic? No 🙂 We establish a Proxy in the LAN, which then distributes the agent to the Servers we target in tool.

What can we do with this tool?

Run PowerShell scripts and commands on the servers:

powershell

Run Windows Update:

Windowsupdate

Install Roles and Features:

Rolesandfeatures

Certificate Manager:

certificates

Event viewer:

Eventviewer

Performance Monitor:

PerformanceMonitor

Computer Identification for domain joining and computer naming:

domain

Check status and start/stop/restart services:

services

Firewall rules:

firewall

And much more, and I must say I like it 🙂

 


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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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