Deploy a simple Windows VM with tags

Last updated: 21/12/2015

This template allows you to deploy a simple Windows VM with tags using a few different options for the Windows version, using the latest patched version. This will deploy in West US on a D1 VM Size. This will include tags on the Virtual Machine, Storage Account, Public IP, and the Virtual Network.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Password for the Virtual Machine.
dnsLabelPrefix Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
windowsOSVersion The Windows version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Windows version. Allowed values: 2008-R2-SP1, 2012-Datacenter, 2012-R2-Datacenter.
departmentName Department Tag
applicationName Application Tag
createdBy Created By Tag

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-tags/azuredeploy.json
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Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-tags/azuredeploy.json
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