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Microsoft Azure – Retrieve Azure Virtual Machine Admin User Name

  • Last Updated : 16 Dec, 2021

In this article, you will get to know, how you can find an azure Virtual machine admin user name in crucial situations to recover an azure VM Username. Purpose – this username will help you to reset an azure VM password in the absence of Admin or else if some forget or In case of verifying the username.

Implementation:

Follow the below steps to find Azure VM Admin user name:

Step 1: Log in to Azure Portal. 

Step 2: Open Cloud Shell >> select PowerShell.

Step 3: Copy the below Azure PowerShell Command and Paste the command in the cloud shell console.

Get-AZVM -Name "Provide_the_Azure_VM_Name_Here" | Select-Object -ExpandProperty OSProfile

For Example: 

Get-AZVM -Name "CloudOps-VM1" | Select-Object -ExpandProperty OSProfile

If you want to filter from a specific Resource Group then use the below command

Get-AZVM `
-Name "Provide_the_Azure_VM_Name_Here" `
-ResourceGroup "Provide_Resource_Group_Name_Here" `
| Select-Object -ExpandProperty OSProfile

Output:

That’s it, you are done. This way we can retrieve the user name of an Azure VM adminstrator.

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