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How to install or update and uninstall extensions in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is built as an extensible platform where each connection type and tool is an extension that you can install, uninstall and update individually. You can search for new extensions published by Microsoft and other developers, and install and update them individually without having to update the entire Windows Admin Center installation. You will learn about how to install or update and uninstall extensions in Windows Admin Center. See the following links for “How to setup Windows Admin Center, “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

Update Windows Admin Center Extensions

To update an extension, follow the steps below.

Navigate and select “Extension” under the Gateway. Click on the extension and finally, click on Update as shown below.

Uninstall Extension

You can uninstall any extensions you have previously installed, or even uninstall any tools that were pre-installed as part of the Windows Admin Center installation.

To Uninstall an extension in Windows Admin Center, follow the steps below
– Click on the Installed extension and
– Select the name of the extension and
– Click on uninstall as shown below.

Install Extensions

Installing from NuGet feed: Windows Admin Center will show extensions available from the specified NuGet feed. By default, Windows Admin Center points to the Microsoft official NuGet feed which hosts extensions published by Microsoft and other developers.

Please see how to schedule and run update via Windows Admin Center, how to install Windows Admin Center (WAC) in an unattended mode using a self-signed certificate, How to Test Network Connection to the Windows Admin Center (WAC) Gateway, How to upgrade Windows Admin Center, and How to Install Windows Admin Center on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Here are the steps to install extensions on WAC. Click on Extensions as shown below. Click on Available extensions, click on the extension you wish to install and click on Install.

Other Feeds

Installing extensions from a different feed, Windows Admin Center supports multiple feeds and you can view and manage packages from more than one feed at a time.

Any NuGet feed that supports the NuGet V2 APIs or a file share can be added to Windows Admin Center for installing extensions.
  • Click the Settings button in the top-right
  • In the left pane, click Extensions.
  • On the right pane, click the Feeds tab.

Click the Add button to add another feed. 

Enter the path or URL and click on Add.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to install or update and uninstall extensions in Windows Admin Center. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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