Hello Everyone, I have some exciting news to share. I published a new course on Udemy called Zero
to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop. This course has over 5 hours of all new
content to get anyone with little to no experience with Windows Virtual Desktop
up and running quickly. To celebrate the new course, I’m offering it
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Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop is an introductory
course for Windows Virtual Desktop that starts with the basics. What exactly is
Windows Virtual desktop and the components that make up the service? We then move onto the prerequisites, those
items that need to be in place for a successful Windows Virtual desktop
I am finally getting around to some hands-on with Azure
Image Builder. More to come on that shortly. For now, I want to document my first issue for
anyone who may experience the same problem.
When creating the image builder template with the New-AzImageBuilderTemplate
command, I got the following error message:
Az.ImageBuilder.internal\New-AzImageBuilderTemplate @PSBo … The subscription is not registered to use namespace ‘Microsoft.VirtualMachineImages’. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions.
The error indicates that a required resource provider, Microsfot.VirtualMachineImages in this instance, is not registered. The provider can be registered with PowerShell or through the portal. Below are the steps for each.
From the portal, go to your Subscription, then find Resource
Providers under Settings.
Search for the resource provider Microsoft.VirtualMachineImages. Notice the status is Not Registered. Click the Register button in the portal to register the resource provider.
To register a provider from PowerShell, log into Azure with
rights to register a resource provider, such as subscription admin. Next, use the Register-AzResourceProvider
command below to register the provider.
In this video, we configure an Azure Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway. A NAT Gateway provides a static source public IP or IP range for resources in an Azure VNet. It can be used for controlling the source IP for sites that may restrict access by a whitelist, or as an exclusion in MFA Conditional Access policies. The video walks through an example of using a NAT Gateway for a Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployment so users bypass MFA when logging in from a WVD Session Host.
In this video, we go over enabling Multi-factor Authentication, or MFA, for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Spring Update, or ARM. We use an Azure AD Conditional Access Policy to enforce MFA on a group of users. We also set an MFA Trusted IP address to exclude a public IP source from the MFA Policy.
Patching Windows computers is essential, but the inconsistent
date of “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of the month, can make scheduling automation
difficult. The PowerShell Script
outlined in this video provides a function that will return the second Tuesday of
the current month. Leverage this logic
to generate automation that targets specific dates related to patch Tuesday.
In this video, we deploy an Azure Recovery Services Vault to back up an Azure File share. Protecting data is critical. Azure Storage accounts offer data resiliency, but replicating copies of the data inside a data center, region or across regions. Replication provides real-time protection, but there is no way to recover a previous version of the data. This capability is critical with Azure File Shares, especially when storing user data such FSLogix Profiles. Azure Backup provides the ability to restore previous versions using Azure Storage Snapshots to create and manage Azure File recovery points.
In this video, I walk through setting up the Azure Monitor solution for Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update. The video starts by setting up a Log Analytics workspace, then adding the Session Hosts to send performance data to the Log Analytics Workspace. After that, Azure Diagnostic data is configuring to send data to Log Analytics. Lastly, the Workbook available from Microsoft is deployed to view WVD performance and session information.
This video goes over two Azure IP addresses used for Azure VM’s. The WireServer IP of 126.96.36.199 and the Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) IP address 169.254.169.254. In the video, I go over what each is used for and then give a demonstration on using the WireServer IP address to query DNS. After that, I use the IMDS REST Endpoint to pull metadata including the Azure environment and scheduled events.