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Windows Admin Center is a new Windows Server management tools. Recently, Microsoft just released Windows Admin Center (WAC) preview 1902 build. This preview release builds on the previous 1812 version with some new features.

Shared connections

The Shared connections is a highly-requested feature for WAC. Shared Connections is a single connection list that can be shared across all users of a WAC gateway. To add servers, clusters, and PCs as shared connections, you must be a WAC gateway administrator. Go to WAC Gateway Settings > Shared Connections, and then add servers, clusters, and PC as you normally would. You can tag servers in this pane as well, and these tags will appear for all users. The tags are immutable from the home “All Connections” page, meaning WAC users cannot change tags on shared server connections.

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

There are some tools for SDN management on this build release.

Access Control List management (SDN)

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Now you can use access control lists (ACLs) to manage data traffic flow using Datacenter Firewall and ACLs on virtual subnets. You can enable and configure Datacenter Firewall rules by creating ACLs that get applied to a virtual subnet.

Gateway Connection (SDN)

WAC Gateway connection

Gateway Connection tool allows you to manage and monitor your gateway connections in an SDN environment. It supports all three types of gateway connections – IPSEC, GRE and L3

Logical Network Management (SDN)

In the logical Network Tool, you can manage and monitor your logical network.

SDN Feature enhancement – Connect VM to VLAN or Virtual Network

This feature to connect a VM to a VLAN or Virtual Network in your SDN environment.

Of course there are still issues on this preview build. The issue occurs when you add a new VHD to a VM, and selecting the option to add a new, empty disk. you can’t save the changes.

Source: blog.microsoft.com