Windows Server 2019–Windows Admin Center

Windows Server 2019 is Microsoft newly released Server operating system. The OS has several new features and one of the add-ons that is introduced to the OS is the Windows Admin Center.

Windows Admin Center is locally deployed, browser based management tool of your local servers as well as remote servers which can be connected. Why is this important? In the past we had several different MMC snap ins to manage different administrative and management tasks. Now, with the Windows Admin Center you have everything in one central webpage that can be connected from anywhere and manage your servers.

How do we get it? it’s a separate download that has to be installed on the server. After you deploy Windows Server 2019 and open the server manager, an alert will be prompted on the new Windows Admin Center. Click on the clink and it will take you to the download page

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Click on get it here

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Execute the downloaded file and click I Accept and click next

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Click on the recommended option and click next

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Enable check box and click next

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Type in the port number (if you are not sure leave the default) and if you have a SSL certificate you can provide that too. Click install

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Installation will progress and upon completion will prompt you the finish screen with the link to access the Windows Admin Center

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Note that the Admin Center will only work on Modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Chrome, etc. the local sever will be automatically added to the Windows Admin Center and you can add any other remote servers through the add button

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Click add and you will be able to see other options to add servers

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When you have added the necessary servers and click on the server name you can see all the management tasks that could be performed through the Windows Admin Center

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Office 365 OneDrive for Business Storage Enhancement

One of the components of Microsoft Office 365 is OneDrive for Business. Which is a cloud storage solution with a 1TB of storage space by default. Although 1TB is been enabled by default for users, this could be enhanced up to 5TB.

This could be achieved using the GUI as well as PowerShell.

Log in to the Office 365 Admin Portal and click on OneDrive Admin Center

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Click on storage => edit the storage limit with the value required (maximum up to 5TB) and click save

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