Shut Down Unused Session Hosts in a Windows Virtual Desktop Personal Host Pool

WVD Function App

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has a new option in public preview that starts Session Hosts in a Personal Host Pool when a user connects.  It won’t, however, shut down the Session Hosts when the user logs out.  The script outlined in this post and accompanying video will evaluate all running and available Session Hosts in a Personal Host Pool and shut down Session Hosts without an active connection.

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Auto Start and Stop Session Hosts in Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update (ARM) Edition with an Azure Function

I am happy to release an update to my Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Start-Stop script for Windows Virtual Desktop updated for Spring 2020, or “WVD ARM.”  This script uses an Azure Function to starts and stops WVD Session hosts in a host pool based on the user load. 

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