Install Windows Admin Center with CMD

Steps to install Windows Admin Center with CMD

  1. Download Windows Admin Center Preview 1908 English to C:\TEMP
  2. Request and install Machine SSL Certificate from Microsoft CA by following my previous post here
  3. Get the Thumbprint of the Machine SSL Certificate
Get-ChildItem -Path Cert:\LocalMachine\my | ? Subject -like "CN=lab-win2019*"


   PSParentPath: Microsoft.PowerShell.Security\Certificate::LocalMachine\my

Thumbprint                                Subject                                                                                                                                                           
----------                                -------                                                                                                                                                           
658D80026D82EECE93AE90E90A62229A4D33D4FA  CN=lab-win2019.lab.aventislab.info
  1. Open CMD with Administrator Right
  • SME_Port = Enter the port no to access Windows Admin Center
  • SME_THUMBPRINT = Machine SSL Certificate for Windows Admin Center
C:\Temp\msiexec /i C:\Temp\WindowsAdminCenterPreview1908.msi /qn /L*v c:\TEMP\log.txt SME_PORT=8088 SME_THUMBPRINT=658D80026D82EECE93AE90E90A62229A4D33D4FA SSL_CERTIFICATE_OPTION=installed
  1. Verify Windows Admin Center had been installed successfully
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select Name, Vendor, Version, Caption 

Name                                                           Vendor                Version        Caption                                                       
----                                                           ------                -------        -------                                                       
Google Chrome                                                  Google, Inc.          76.0.3809.132  Google Chrome                                                 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
SolarWinds TFTP Server                                         SolarWinds            11.0.4.0       SolarWinds TFTP Server                                        
Windows Admin Center                                           Microsoft Corporation 1.2.8229.0     Windows Admin Center                                          
VMware Tools                                                   VMware, Inc.          10.2.0.7253323 VMware Tools                                                  
Google Update Helper                                           Google LLC            1.3.34.11      Google Update Helper                                          
MobaXterm                                                      Mobatek               12.1.0.4156    MobaXterm                    
  1. login to Windows Admin Center via https://lab-win2019.lab.aventislab.info:8088 with Domain Admin Credential

Leave a Comment