Monthly Archives: January 2021

Define Customized Virtual Disk Name in Azure Windows Virtual Machine Deployment

There is no doubt that one of the most common Azure operations is to deploy Windows virtual machine. In most cases, deploying an Azure Windows Server is to utilize the Windows Server deploy wizard in Marketplace, which is also the easiest way in most scenarios.

However, by utilizing the deployment Wizard, we cannot choose the Virtual disk name. The virtual disk name will be automatically populated with an Azure predefined format.

This post to introduce one of the ways to allow user to define the virtual disk name by utilizing the “Azure Templates”. The method used in this post can also be used to define other Azure element name in virtual machines.

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