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Windows Server VM with SSH

Last updated: 1/11/2022

Deploy a single Windows VM with Open SSH enabled so that you can connect through SSH using key-based authentication.

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Parameter Name Description
storagename Storage Account name
vm_dns VM DNS label prefix
adminUser Admin user for VM
adminPassword (no description available)
publicSshKey Your public SSH key
vmsize VM size for VM
vmSku SKU of the Windows Server
diskSku SKU of the attached data disk (Standard HDD, Standard SSD or Premium SSD)
diskSizeGB Size of the attached data disk in GB
location Deployment location
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located including a trailing '/'
_artifactsLocationSasToken SAS Token for accessing script path

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