Scripts (PowerShell)

How to Test Network Connection to the Windows Admin Center (WAC) Gateway


Windows Admin Center is your remote management tool for Windows Server running anywhere–physical, virtual, on-premises, in Azure, or in a hosted environment–at no additional cost. See the following links for “How to setup Windows Admin Center and also how to troubleshoot Windows Admin Center (WAC) access from the Web. For more on Windows Admin Center, please visit this link. If you would like to install, uninstall and upgrade your applications using Windows Package Manager “Chocolatey”, please see the following articles “How to install Chocolatey” and “How to install, upgrade and uninstall software with Chocolatey“. You may also be interested in Winglet, which is also a Windows Package manager “Winglet”. See how to install Winglet and how to install applications with Winglet CLI.

In order to test if the Admin Center is up and running, run the PowerShell script below

Test-NetConnection -port 443 -ComputerName <server-url> -InformationLevel Detailed 

This will output the details of the WAC server such as

– Remote Address
– Name ResolutionResult
– MatchingIPSecRules
– NetworkIsolationContext
– InterfaceAlias
– SourceAddress
– NetwRoute (NextHop)
– TCPTestSucceeded

Note: You can also use the switch “Quiet” and this will only display the TCPTestSucceeded Information Level

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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