Install Azure CLI 2.0 on Windows

On Windows the Azure CLI binary is installed via an MSI, which gives you access to the CLI through the Windows Command Prompt (CMD) or PowerShell. If you are running the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), packages are available for your Linux distribution. See the main install page for the list of supported package managers or how to install manually under WSL.

Install or update

The MSI distributable is used for installing, updating, and uninstalling the az command on Windows.

When the installer asks if it can make changes to your computer, click the "Yes" box.

You can now run the Azure CLI with the az command from either Windows Command Prompt or PowerShell. PowerShell offers some tab completion features not available from Windows Command Prompt. To log in, run the az login command.

az login

To learn more about different login methods, see Log in with Azure CLI 2.0.


If you decide to uninstall the Azure CLI, we're sorry to see you go. Before you uninstall, use the az feedback command to give some information about why you chose to uninstall and how the CLI could be improved. Our goal is to make the Azure CLI bug-free and user-friendly. If you encountered a bug, we'd appreciate it if you file a GitHub issue.

Uninstalling can be done by running the MSI again, and choosing the "Uninstall" option.