Microsoft Windows & Azure
Manage Microsoft Windows with Puppet Enterprise
If you're using manual processes or custom scripts to manage your Windows environments, you’re probably reaching the limit of your ability to scale and adopt modern technologies, such as cloud, and advanced IT practices like DevOps.
Puppet Enterprise gives you control of your Windows infrastructure by automating repetitive, manual tasks and enforcing the desired state of your system. You get full visibility into changes in your infrastructure, faster and more frequent deployments, and greater stability overall.
Get Started Quickly with Windows Module Pack
With a single command, you can install the following modules to manage:
SQL Server Module
Our SQL Server module is available only to Puppet Enterprise customers and is fully supported under your support plan. You can use it to install Microsoft SQL Server clients, multiple instances, and SQL features, and to create and manage new databases and logins.
Manage Microsoft Azure with Puppet Enterprise
Together, Microsoft and Puppet Labs have developed a Puppet Enterprise extension for Microsoft Azure. The Puppet Enterprise extension allows you to bootstrap the Puppet agent when you create a new Windows VM, making it simple to rapidly automate configuration and management of your Azure infrastructure.
Creating a Puppet master in Azure is simple, too. A free Puppet Enterprise trial is available in the Azure Gallery, so you can quickly and easily deploy a preconfigured Puppet master image.
Puppet and Microsoft Visual Studio
Developers can now write and validate their Puppet modules in Visual Studio and publish them directly to the Puppet Forge. This gives developers and operations teams a single tool to manage their infrastructure, facilitating better cross-team collaboration and making it easier for everyone to do their jobs.
Real Customers, Real Results
"Because of Puppet's resource-oriented DSL, you don’t have to think like a developer; you can just think about the state of your resources. Puppet is great for us; I can’t think of any other way we would have gone."
» Read the case study
- Read the white paper: What Windows Admins Need from Configuration Management
- Listen to the podcast: Boe Miller & Michael McDermott on Automation at Wizards of the Coast
- Watch the Windows talks from PuppetConf 2014