One value proposition of any cloud service is consumption-based pricing, only paying for services when used. Consumption-based pricing is an advantage of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), Microsoft Azure-hosted remote desktop service. Or at least it would be if there was an easy way to start and stop session hosts based on demand.Continue reading “Automatically Start and Stop WVD VM’s with Azure Automation”
In this video, I go over the two options for WVD Load Balancing, Depth-First and Breadth-First. I also demonstrate how each distributes new connections and how to change Load Balancing options and set the maximum number of connections per session host.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Load Balancing”
In this video, I walk through creating a Service Principal using PowerShell and assigning it the role of Windows Virtual Desktop Owner. Once created, I use the new Azure AD Application Service Principal to deploy a host pool using the Portal.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Service Principal Deployment!”
In this video, I go over the basics of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and why an organization may be interested in using it. I compare WVD to Remote Desktop Services (RDS), outlining the major differences. After that, I give a tutorial on configuring permissions for WVD into Azure AD, install the PowerShell Modules and then setup the Tenant. Once that’s in place, I deploy a WVD host pool from the Azure Marketplace and log in with the HTML5 client.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Now GA! Overview and Walk Through”
This is the fourth video in a series on setting up the new Azure Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). In this video, I do a step-by-step walkthrough of the prerequisites for FSLogix Profile management. After that, I configuring a template OS with FSLogix to use for a host pool deployment. Next, I verify profiles stay consistent between user logins in different VM’s in the host pool.Continue reading “Windows Virtual Desktop FSLogix Profile Management Walkthrough”
It has been about two weeks since the Azure Windows Virtual Desktop preview was announced. I have had several people ask about a specific issue when adding Windows Virtual Desktops to a domain during the provisioning process. The error is related to adding the new hosts to the Active Directory Domain and the message looks like below, indicating the “VM has reported a failure when processing extension ‘joindomain’’Continue reading “VM has reported a failure when processing extension ‘joindomain’”
This is the second video in a series on setting up the new Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). I start by going over some key concepts and terms needed to understand WVD. Next, I cover the different options for load balancing in WVD and give a demo on how to configure each. After that, I go over requirements of configuring users for accessing remote applications with a step-by-step walkthrough on adding applications to Remote Apps.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Load Balancing and Remote Application”
I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time elbows deep in a Remote Desktop Services deployment this week. As part of the effort, I published the RDS RDWeb IIS page with the Azure AD Application Proxy so MFA can be leveraged for remote desktop services.