Configuring Windows 10 Virtual Machine


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  • Microsoft Azure subscription

The following are the steps needed to create a Windows 10 virtual machine.

Step 1: Login into to Azure Management Portal by clicking here.

Step 2: Click New button from Azure Management Portal, as shown below:

Step 3: From the new blade, click the virtual machine, as shown below:

Step 4: In the virtual machine blade, click to see all options on the above, and the following Window appears. Select Windows and Windows based areas.

Step 5: 
In the Windows blade, we are having the two images. The images are Windows 8.1 Enterprise N (x64) and Windows 10 Enterprise N (x64). Now, select the Windows 10 image, as shown below:

Step 6: In the Windows 10 blade, select the deployment model as a resource manager. By clicking the create button, we accept the legal terms of Microsoft.

Step 7: In the virtual machine creation wizard, it contains four steps. 

  1. In the basic configuration wizard, fill in the mandatory information such as the name of the virtual machine, Username, Password, Resource group and click Next.

  2. In the virtual machine size wizard, select the size of the virtual machine you want to create. Here, I am choosing A1 Standard, that has (1 core, 1.75 GB RAM, 2 Data Disk) and a load balancing technique.

  3. In the settings blade, we have configuring optional features and IP management etc.

  4. In the summary tab, it contains the configured information such as basic and settings. After the validation is passed, it automatically enables the OK button.

Step 8: Finally, it takes some time on the Azure Management Portal and in the background, Windows 10 configuration process starts.

Step 9: Open  "Windows10Enter" and click  the connect option.

Step 10: From the download folder, find the .rdp Remote connection file and double click that file.

Step 11: 
Once the remote desktop connection file opens, click Connect button.

Step 12: In the Windows security dialog, enter the username and password that is used for creating  a virtual machine and click Next.

Step 13: 
Another dialog will appear, click yes to connect to the remote machine.

Step 14: Finally, your Windows 10 Enterprise operating system is loaded, as shown below:


These are the steps to create a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. In another article, we will see about configuring a Visual Studio and enabling a developer mode.