Azure VM - GUI Console for troubleshooting

Kam Wai Chan 211 Reputation points


I am wondering if there have option or feature at Azure Portal which can connect Azure VM through GUI Console for troubleshooting. Like the on-premises VM that can connect GUI console via Hyper-V manager for troubleshooting?

Thank you!

Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Jack Chen 116 Reputation points

    I need to access GUI Console to a Windows VM in Azure too ( The use case is to test Windows Hello Pin deployment , which can only be setup from local GUI console, not RDP, not serial Console ).

    @Kam Wai Chan , you can use VNC server as a workaround . I tried the free tightVNC and it's working fine, and I can see Windows Hello options from the gui console.

    you can download and install it from , make sure install the server, it will listen on port 5800 and 5900, you will need to make sure Windows firewall and Azure network security group allow the connection from your source IP address.

    1 person found this answer helpful.

  2. vipullag-MSFT 21,181 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Kam Wai Chan

    Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding here and any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

    Accessing Azure VM Console (GUI) for troubleshooting is not possible now.

    However, there are other ways for troubleshooting Azure VM from portal.

    Serial Console. The Serial Console in the Azure portal provides access to a text-based console, please refer this document for more details.
    Boot diagnostics. Console Output and Screenshot support for Azure virtual machines. refer this document for more details.

    There is a feature request for this here.

    Hope this helps.

    Please 'Accept as answer' if the provided information is helpful, so that it can help others in the community looking for help on similar topics.