Announcing Preview of Run Command on Arc-enabled servers

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We are excited to announce the Public Preview of Run Command on Azure Arc-enabled servers. This feature is a game-changer for remotely and securely managing your Azure Arc-enabled servers. You can start using Azure CLI or API for Run Command today, without requiring any additional extensions or configurations, and at no additional cost.


Run Command is built in the Connected Machine agent and supports not just the ability to run scripts but to centralize script management across creation, update, deletion, sequencing, and listing operations.




Run Command empowers you to perform myriad server management tasks on your Arc-enabled servers, such as application management, security, and diagnostics. For example, you can use Run Command to install or update software, configure firewall rules, run health checks, or troubleshoot issues.


One of the key scenarios is using Run Command to enhance your security posture. You can use Run Command to remotely apply security patches, enforce compliance policies, or remediate vulnerabilities on your Arc-enabled servers. You can also use Run Command to automate common security tasks, such as rotating passwords, encrypting data, or auditing logs. Through Azure Arc, you can perform these tasks consistently across your hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge environments, helping reduce operational overhead and response time.


As we expand Run Command capabilities on Azure Arc, both developing our gallery view with a collection of built in scripts and delivering on a robust Azure portal experience, we would love to hear your feedback on the scenarios you’re using Run Command through Azure Arc. To connect with our product group, please fill out the form at  


To get started with Run Command Version on Azure Arc-enabled servers, go to What are you waiting for? Start remotely and securely configuring your servers anywhere today. 

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