Install Azure CLI on Windows

Kailash Chandra Behera | Wednesday, October 14, 2020


The Microsoft installer (MSI) helps for azure CLI installation. In this blog we are going to discuss how to download azure CLI and install Azure CLI on windows machine.

Getting Started

The Azure CLI is installed via a Microsoft installer (MSI), which gives access to the CLI through the Windows Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell.

Azure CLI Download

The current version of the Azure CLI (Azure CLI Version: - is 2.12.1.) For information about the latest release, see the release notes. If the Azure CLI is already installed in windows machine to find the installed AZURE CLI version and see if you need to update, run the bellow command in CMD or PowerShell

 az –version   
Click here to download azure cli for windows.

Install Azure CLI Windows

The Microsoft installer (MSI) distributable is used for installing or updating Azure CLI on Windows. Uninstall the current AZURE CLI version, if you the Azure CLI already installed in machine before using the MSI installer because the MSI will update any existing version.

Steps for install Azure CLI

Follow the below steps to install azure cli.

  1. Click the download azure cli for windows link given above of this blog which will start downloading the latest version of azure cli.
  2. Go to the path when the Microsoft installer (MSI) downloaded and double click on it.
  3. The installation will start automatically. When the installer asks if it can make changes to your computer, click the "Yes" box.
  4. Some common problems seen when installing on Windows. If you experience a problem not covered here, file an issue on GitHub.


I hope this blog helped you to install the auzre cli on windows machine and you have enjoyed it a lot.


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