hands-on lab

Setting up Azure DevOps Server for On-Premises Development

Up to 1h 30m
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Azure DevOps Server is an on-premises suite of development services that lets teams collaborate on software development as well as building and deploying code. Azure DevOps Server is built on the same foundations as Azure DevOps Services, the cloud-version suite of collaborative code development tools. Azure DevOps simplifies the software development lifecycle by being a one-stop-shop, single-pane of glass - a single place for source control, agile project management, building code, deploying software, and more, without the need to integrate various different third-party tools.

In this lab, you will install a basic deployment of Azure DevOps Server and add multiple collections to the instance. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Install Azure DevOps Server for your organization on Windows
  • Add collection databases and projects to your Azure DevOps Server environment

Intended Audience

  • Candidates studying for the AZ-400, Azure DevOps Engineer Expert Exam
  • DevOps Engineers
  • DevOps Architects
  • Scrum Masters
  • Project Managers


April 14th, 2023 - Resolved intermittent environment error

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About the author

Adil Islam, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

Adil specializes in Azure Infrastructure services and has a curiosity for new, in-preview services from Azure, getting his hands familiar with the content before most of the world does. Outside of work, Adil helps run a growing community of IT professionals looking to break into the cloud and regularly runs workshops and webinars.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Connecting to the Virtual Machine (RDP)
Installing Azure DevOps Server 2019
Adding Collections to Azure DevOps Server
Creating a Project in Each Azure DevOps Server Collection