Deploying a Windows virtual machine Using Azure portal

Azure virtual machines (VMs) can be created through the Azure portal. This method provides a browser-based user interface to create VMs and their associated resources

In this post I’ll show you how to create VM named SRV1, running the default version of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter.

Sign in to Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal at

Choose Create a resource in the upper left-hand corner of the Azure portal.

In the search box above the list of Azure Marketplace resources, search for and select Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, then choose Create.

In the Basics tab, under Project details, make sure the correct subscription is selected and then choose to Create new resource group.

Type the WinServer for the name.

Under Instance details, type SRV1 for the Virtual machine name and choose West Europe as Location. Leave the other defaults.

Under Administrator account, provide a username and a password.

The password must be at least 12 characters long and meet the defined complexity requirements.

Under Inbound port rules, choose Allow selected ports and then select RDP (3389) and HTTP from the drop-down.

Leave the remaining defaults and then select the Review + create button at the bottom of the page.

In the Disk tab, under Disk Options, choose Premium SSD and Yes for managed disks

In the Networking tab, leave the default settings

In the Management tab, leave the default settings

In the Guest Config tab, leave the default settings

Summary of all the settings that you entered. Click  Create

The Deployment is in progress

Deployment Completed Successfully

Connect to virtual machine

Create a remote desktop connection to the virtual machine. These directions tell you how to connect to your VM from a Windows computer.

Click the Connect button on the virtual machine properties page.

In the Connect to virtual machine page, keep the default options to connect by DNS name over port 3389 and click Download RDP file.

Open the downloaded RDP file and click Connect when prompted.

In the Windows Security window, select More choices and then Use a different account. Type the username and enter password you created for the virtual machine, and then click OK.

You may receive a certificate warning during the sign-in process. Click Yes or Continue to create the connection.

Server 2016 Data Center

One thought on “Deploying a Windows virtual machine Using Azure portal

  1. Thank you for this tutorial, i found it really cool : can you also send me some more information on Azure CLoud Shell details and tell me if i can learn more or Conmand required to do all thing (level 1 and 2) ? thank you


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