Windows Admin Center is a locally deployed, browser-based app for managing servers, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructure, and Windows 10 PCs. Windows Admin Center is the replacement tool the old MMC.
Microsoft, it seems, is building an Insider’s program for every little application. Unfortunately, the Insider program has reached levels of fatigue with customers and is losing favor.
The latest product is the Windows Admin Center. The tool is now part of the Windows Server Insiders program. Its a mixture between Windows Server Manager and the old Microsoft Management Console (MMC). It combines different management tasks into a very Windows 10-like interface.
Windows Admin Center Preview 1806 has been released to Windows Server Insiders. But, unlike some of the other Insider-ized products, Windows Admin Center will accumulate previews until its ready to replace the current GA. Let’s hope that there’s enough (and the right type) Windows Server Insiders still interested in testing to ensure that the next GA release is solid.
The current GA release is Windows Admin Center 1804.25 (from April 2018).
Here’s the new features included in this latest preview release:
View/copy the PowerShell scripts that Windows Admin Center is using under the hood.
Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 connections with a limited set of tools
New tools to manage your Software Defined Network (SDN) in Hyper-Converged Cluster Manager
New Scheduled Tasks tool
Update notification dialog
Multiple extension feeds
Redirect web traffic from port 80
General improvements to: gateway settings page, notifications, connection tag editing experience, and extension management experience
Microsoft today has updated its documentation for Project Honolulu to announce the official name of its browser-based app for managing servers, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructure, and Windows 10 PCs. The official name is Windows Admin Center.
Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu) is the future of server management. It’s a locally deployed, browser-based GUI management solution that lets IT administrators manage Windows servers, failover clusters, hyper-converged clusters and Windows 10 machines from a simplified and integrated UI experience.