Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard

Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard is the best way to download, set up and connect your Windows 10 IoT Core devices, all from your PC.

Set up a new device


The IoT Dashboard makes it easy to set up a new device. For detailed instructions on how to get started, see the Get Started page.

IoT Dashboard Setup Page

Note

There is currently a known issue where the OS goes through the partitions on the SD card and prompts a 'Format ..' message for a specific data partition that does not contain any file system. Please dismiss this prompt by pressing cancel. While we work on a solution, we recommend that if you click on 'Format now,' you reflash the SD card with the FFU image again as the format action impacts the update process and the device will fail to update.

SD card

The type, make and model of the SD card greatly affects both the performance and the quality of IoT Core. A slow card can take up to five times longer to boot than our recommended cards. An older, less reliable SD card may not even work. If you continue to run into problems installing, consider replacing the SD card.

Device Name

The default device name is minwinpc. We recommend changing it to something unique as this makes it easier to find the device on the network. The device name can be at most 15 characters long and can include letters, numbers and the following symbols: @ # $ % ^ & ' ) ( . - _ { } ~ If you change the device name in IoT Dashboard when setting up your device, an automatic reboot will happen the first time when you power on the device.

Password

Password is a mandatory field and must be set. Setting a password in IoT Dashboard modifies the password for Administrator user which by default is "p@ssw0rd".

Wi-Fi Network connection

IoT Dashboard shows all available networks that your PC has previously connected to. If you don't see the desired Wi-Fi network on the list, ensure you're connected to it on your PC. If you uncheck the box, you must connect an Ethernet cable to your board after flashing.

First boot

The first boot will always take longer than all subsequent boots. The operating system will take some time to install and connect to your network. Boot time can vary greatly based on your SD card. For example, a Raspberry Pi 3 running on our recommended SD card takes 3-4 minutes for first boot. On the same Pi with a poor quality SD card, we have seen boot times longer than 15 minutes.

Connecting to the internet

Having your IoT Core device connect to the internet is essential. Many of the newer boards come with built in Wi-Fi adapters. If you have trouble getting connected to your network, try the following:

  • Rebooting the device
  • Plugging in an Ethernet cable
  • Plugging in a monitor to the device. This will show you diagnostic information about your device
Note

The official Raspberry Pi 2 Wi-Fi adapter can be unstable when connecting to Wi-Fi.

My Devices


After your device is connected to the internet, the IoT Dashboard will automatically detect your device. To find your device, go to My Devices. If your device is not listed, try rebooting the device. Make sure that if there are more than one devices on the network, they each have a unique name. Also make sure that your windows10iotcoredashboard.exe is allowed to communicate through Windows Firewall by following the steps below:

  1. Open Network and Sharing Center and then find the type of network (Domain/Private/Public) your PC is connected to.
  2. Open Control Panel and click System and Security.
  3. Click Allow an app through Windows Firewall under Windows Firewall.
  4. Click Change settings.
  5. Find windows10iotcoredashboard.exe in Allowed apps and features and then enable the appropriate network check box (i.e. the network type you found in step 1).

Connect to your device

Right click and select Open in Device Portal. This will launch the Windows Device Portal page and is the best way to interact and manage your device.

IoTDashboard View Devices

You can also connect to the device using Windows PowerShell.

Connect to Azure


IoT Dashboard lets you provision IoT Core devices with Azure IoT Hub. You can read more about it in this blog post.

Learn how to use the IoT Dashboard with Azure

Quick Run Samples


Quick run samples do not require any code compilation, Visual studio installation or SDK download. They are great for quickly checking out what IoT Core can do.

Network 3D Printer

Use the Network 3D Printer sample to connect your 3D Printer to your board can make it discoverable over your home network.

IoTDashboard Network 3D Printer

Internet radio

Turn your Windows 10 IoT Core device into an internet radio that can be controlled from anywhere in your home.

IoTDashboard Internet radio

IoT Core Blockly

IoT Core Blockly sample lets your program a Raspberry Pi2 or 3 and a Raspberry Pi Sense hat using a "block" editor from your browser.

IoTDashboard Blockly