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Create Free Windows Virtual Machine in Azure

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

A virtual machine may be a file, typically called an image, which behaves like an actual computer. The top user has an equivalent experience on a virtual machine as they might have on dedicated hardware. But in a cloud virtual machine is an operating system image running on the server, we can use a cloud virtual machine in many ways – Development, test servers, low-traffic web servers, databases, microservices, and basic computing.

Following are the steps to create and deploy a Windows Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure:

Step 1:  Log in to your Microsoft Azure account.

Step 2: Now search for Free services in the given search bar.

Free Services

Step 3: Select the Create option under the Windows Virtual Machine section in order to create a Windows VM.

Creating windows vm

Step 4: Next add the following details as per your requirement:

  • Enter the name of the virtual machine in the Virtual Machine name text box.
  • Select the nearest or most favorable region.
  • Select the image of the Windows Machine you wish to use. Here, Windows server 2012 – Gen 1 is used.
Types of images available 
  • Select the available size in Windows VM (1vcpu, 1gib memory).
  • Select the authentication type as per your convenience.
  • Type the username and password
  • Select the allowed ports (SSH {22}, HTTP {80}, HTTPS {443} , RDP {3389})
  • Add tags as per your requirement

Step 5: Click on the Review + create button, then click on create to start the deployment.


Step 6: After the deployment is complete, go to the virtual machine section in the newly created virtual machine in order to connect the virtual machine to your local machine.

Virtual machine

Step 7: Next, open the start menu and search “Remote Desktop Connection”, launch the “Remote Desktop Connection” application.

Step 8: Enter the public IP address and username of your Windows Virtual Machine, and click connect. 


Step 9: Enter the password to access your Windows Virtual Machine.


Step 10:  Proceed to connect and use your Windows Free Virtual Machine.


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