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Deploy a Windows VM and enable backup using Azure Backup

Last updated: 3/16/2022

This template allows you to deploy a Windows VM and Recovery Services Vault configured with the DefaultPolicy for Protection.

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Parameter Name Description
projectName Specifies a name for generating resource names.
location Specifies the location for all resources.
adminUsername Specifies the administrator username for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Specifies the administrator password for the Virtual Machine.
dnsLabelPrefix Specifies the unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
vmSize Virtual machine size.
windowsOSVersion Specifies the Windows version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Windows version.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface