How to Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is the newly announced utility to remotely manage your windows servers. Using windows admin center you can perform various operations directly from the admin center console. In this post we will see on How to Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center.

Windows admin center can be installed on windows server 2019 or 2016 & it can manage windows servers 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2012 & 2008R2. For management of Windows server 2012R2 & later windows admin center requires the Windows Management framework 5.1 to be installed. So if you try to add the windows server 2012 in windows admin center you will get error or you will not be able to perform any operations.

If you haven’t installed Windows Admin Center check our post : How to Install Windows Admin Center Step by Step ?

So in this post we will help you on how you can install WMF 5.1 & after that you can easily add windows server 2012 R2 & previous supported versions in windows admin center.

Below is the error screenshot which we got while adding windows server 2012 R2 in windows admin center.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

So for successfully adding Windows Server 2012 R2 in windows admin center we must install WMF 5.1 in our windows server.

So let’s see how to install WMF 5.1 in windows server 2012 R2.

Step 1:
First step is to download the WMF 5.1 from Microsoft Portal.
You can simply google search & open Microsoft link to download it.
Click on Download to start download.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 2:
Here you will see multiple files.
So select & download for your respective OS.
Click Next.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 3:
You will see that Download has started.
Once download completes you can open download folder to install WMF 5.1.
You will get the installation file like below.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 4:
Double click the installation file to start installation.
Click Open to start the installation.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 5:
You will be asked to confirm you want to go ahead for installation.
Click Yes to continue.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 6:
You will see that installation wizard.
Click I Accept to accept the license terms & continue.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Now you can see that installation has started. It will take few seconds to complete.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Step 7:
Once the installation is completed.
You will be asked to restart your system.
Click Restart Now to restart the system.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

Using this way you can install WMF 5.1 in your Windows Server 2012 R2 to add & manage it in Windows admin center. This is the prerequisite for windows server 2012 R2.

Once you successfully install WMF 5.1 in your windows server 2012 R2 you can now add your server in windows admin center.

Add Windows Server 2012 in Windows Admin Center

You can check our below post on adding windows server in windows admin center:

How to Add Windows Server in Windows Admin Center.

That’s it, Using this way you can easily install WMF 5.1 in your windows server 2012 R2 so that you can manage your server using windows admin center.

If you don’t know about Windows admin center than you can check below link of our post:

Checkout our below posts on Windows Admin Center:

How to Install Windows Admin Center Step by Step ?

How to Add Windows Server in Windows Admin Center Step by Step ?

How to Connect to Windows Server in Windows Admin Center Step by Step ?

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