Deploy a simple Windows VM

Last updated: 12/14/2016

This template allows you to deploy a simple Windows VM using a few different options for the Windows version, using the latest patched version. This will deploy a A2 size VM in the resource group location and return the FQDN of the VM.

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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.

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-simple-windows/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure Azure PowerShell
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-simple-windows/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface