Windows Admin Center 2103 released

Windows Admin Center (WAC) has been growing as the new default tool to manage your Windows Servers. It has been getting more and more extensions which essentially replace the old style MMC based management tools, like eventvwr, regedit, services and many more. Also the features and extensions are updated regularly to give better experiences. And WAC is now also available from the Azure Portal if needed to work with machines in cloudy areas (in public preview).

This week Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Admin Center (WAC) version 2103 (so March 2021 edition).

Windows Admin Center version 2103 is now generally available! – Microsoft Tech Community

It has a bunch of new features and updates.

  • Updating WAC and Extensions is now easier and can be set to automatic updating
  • Gateway proxy support
  • Pop-out tools
  • Events tool redesign
  • Virtual Machine tool changes
  • Updates to extensions from Dell, Lenovo, DataOn, SecureGuard
  • Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows support
  • Much more

Check the link above for the specifics, a download link

AN example of the Preview feature adjustments to Events extension seen below. The preview is being worked on still, and can be turned on and off to switch back and forth between the normal view and this one:

Lets get playing with WAC, and remember… most of the classic tools will not get much attention anymore. WAC is the thing to work with going forward if you can.

Bob Cornelissen