In this tutorial, we will see how to install the Admin Center on a computer running Windows 10. The Admin Center is the new name of the Honolulu Project that allows the administration of servers from the Windows Server 2008R2 version and client computers under Windows 10 using a web interface.
Windows Admin Center is an evolution of Windows Server’s built-in management tools; This is a single pane that brings together all aspects of local and remote server management. Because it is a browser-based management experience that is deployed locally, there is no requirement for Azure and an Internet connection. Windows Admin Center gives you complete control over all aspects of your deployment, including private networks that are not connected to the Internet.
To manage Windows 2008, 2012 and 2012R2 servers prerequisites are required.
- Have a client workstation under Windows 10.
- Download Admin Center here.
- Have a compatible browser (Chrome or Firefox).
Installing the Admin Center
First step with the Admin Center
1. Start Chrome or Firefox and enter the following url : https://localhost:6516.
Add a server in the Admin Center
All the available actions are accessible through the menu on the lines. It is almost possible to perform all the actions available through the GUI using the Admin Center.
The Admin Center is an alternative to connecting to RDP to administer servers and also makes server installations available in Core mode.
Adding Windows 10 extensions to the connections also allows support teams to perform client-side operations without having to take control of them, which can be handy for modifying a registry key or issuing a command ( gpupdate).