How To Download And Install Windows Admin Center On Windows Server 2022

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Have you noticed a tiny window pops up when opening the Server Manager and asking to use the Windows Admin Center to manage Windows Server? Windows Admin Center is a free and browser-based platform used to manage Windows Server and Windows clients. This app gives complete control over all aspects of Windows Server infrastructure and improves the management environment. Additionally, this app brings together all the features in one platform and allows you to configure them remotely. In this session, We will discuss how to download and install Windows Admin Center on Windows Server 2022. Since the process is the same, you can use and implement it on Windows 11 or other Windows versions with slight differences.

How to download Windows Admin Center?

The Windows Admin Center has not been installed by default, you need to download it first. You can search Windows Admin Center on the search engines and download it or you can download it directly from this link:

After the Windows Admin Center download, let’s go ahead with the installation.

How to install Windows Admin Center on Windows Server 2022

After downloading, go to the download directory and follow the steps below to install the setup.

  1. Double-click on the setup to start the installation.
  2. If you agree with the license terms, accept the terms and click next.
Accept the License Terms
  1. Select the option to send the diagnostic data to Microsoft to make Windows Admin Center better. I go with the “Required diagnostic data” option and click next.
Required diagnostic data
Select Option and Click Next.
  1. If your server is not up to date or you want to check for the update, select the “Use Microsoft Update” option. Otherwise, check the “don’t want to use the Microsoft update” and click next. I go with the second option.
Microsoft Update Option
  1. Generally, Desktop (Local) mode and gateway mode are supported on Windows Admin Center for the operating system. In the image below, the wizard summarizes the gateway mode; click next.
How to Download and Install Windows Admin Center on Windows Server 2022
  1. Select “Use WinRM over HTTPS only” . Then Click Next
  1. The new wizard asks to enter the port number and certificates. By default, in gateway mode, it uses the 443 port number. Although, you can change the port number according to the requirement. Moreover, if you have installed the SSL certificate on your computer, select the second option and provide the thumbprint for the gateway SSL certificate. Since I have not installed the SSL Certificate on my system, I will use the default setting and click the Install button.
Select the Port Number and SSL Certificate
Select Port Number and Certificate

8. After completing the installation successfully, click Finish.

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Connect to Web Admin Console

Hostname or IP address (Windows Admin Center) used to Connect Web Admin Console of Windows Admin Center from Client Host.

8. Run the Web browser and access https://(Windows Admin Center Hostname or IP address) and click Advanced.

Install and Configure Windows Admin Center on Windows server 2022

9. Continue to unsafe.

Install and Configure Windows Admin Center on Windows server 2022

10. Authentication is required, Enter credentials and click OK.

Install and Configure Windows Admin Center on Windows server 2022

11. After successful login, Windows Admin Center Welcome page is shown.


This article discussed how to download the Windows Admin Center and install it on your Windows Server 2022. I hope the article could sharpen your skills further and If you have questions, write them in the comment section of this page.