Create Virtual Machine In Windows Azure Step by Step

I will demonstrate you how to create Virtual Machine in Windows Azure. If you create a VM (Virtual Machine) on the Azure, you can easily access it from anywhere in the world. But make sure after using the Virtual Machine, don’t forget to shut it down. Because if you don’t shutdown, it will create your bill more and more, as you know we need to pay amount for single second.

Windows Azure

Let’s start through step by step procedure to create Virtual Machine on Azure. First of all you need to login with your Windows Azure Account. You can use this link for Windows Azure Login Page.

After successfully login, you will see the dashboard for Windows Azure portal; By default “All Items” menu will be selected. There are more options on Windows Azure such as Virtual Machine, Web Apps, Mobile service, etc.

All Items

Click Virtual Machines Menu tab, here you will see all your Virtual Machine list, if you have created, I am going to create it first. So, you can see in the following image that there are no virtual machines created.

Windows Azure portal

To create new Virtual Machines, you need to click on New.

click on New

It will open a new dialog for you. There are two options to create the Virtual Machine Quick Create and From Gallery. I will go with Quick Create option. When I choose Quick Create, it opens a form in the right side where you can fill all the details of Virtual Machine.

Quick Create

There is an important section IMAGE, It gives you many option to create your VM. I am going to choose default one.


Another option is Size. It provides you functionality to add different types of VM configuration like here you can define the core of system and also memory.

VM configuration

Provide the name of your VM and create user name and password for this. Here a very important option is Region. You need to specify the Region as per your local and create virtual machines.

Virtual Machines

It will be creating your Virtual Machines and will take few minutes to configure it.

creating your Virtual Machines

Now, your Virtual Machine is ready for you. Click to connect option to connect with your Virtual Machine.


When you click on CONNECT, it will download a .rdp file for you, which contains all the configuration for your VM.

click ok

Run this "DotnetTutorial.rdp", it will open a dialog that will ask for credential of your Virtual Machines.


When you provide correct credentials for this VM. It will open and look like the following.

correct credetials

Note: Don't forget to shutdown your VM after completing your work. You can shutdown it from shutdown option as in the following.


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