Tag: WVD

WINDOWS VIRTUAL DESKTOP – BUILING YOUR IMAGE AUTOMATED (III)

In our previous post we talked about the scripts that can install applications and set settings automatically without even login-on to the system. In this post we will see how we can use those scripts in a JSON file, together with the Azure Image Builder. Within the JSON file we specify which OS we want, […]

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WINDOWS VIRTUAL DESKTOP – BUILING YOUR IMAGE automated (II)

In these last and future posts we will be building an image with the Azure Image Builder. The Image builder takes a standard OS (from the marketplace or your image gallery) and runs a number of scripts against that image fully automated. In this post goes into creating those scripts that the customizer can use […]

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WINDOWS VIRTUAL DESKTOP – Builing your Image (I)

In this post we will build our own image to be used with WVD. Apart from using the Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps by using Remote Desktop Services guide to install Office 365, we will also install Teams (optimized for WVD), Visual Studio Code, set some preferences and copy those to the default profile before optimizing […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – Tips and Tricks – Publishing RDP

When you have your pool up and running, you might want to do some special stuff. For example, you might want to enable Mic + WebCam redirection: Set-RdsHostPool -TenantName <tenantName> -Name <hostpoolName> -CustomRdpProperty “audiocapturemode:i:1;camerastoredirect:s:*;” And there are a lot more options you can enable / disable check: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/rdp-files?context=/azure/virtual-desktop/context/context For example, disabling Copy/Paste and Printers, so […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – Firewalls

When you deploy a new Pool, the VM’s in that pool will need access to some URLs and internal IP’s for the deployment to complete. First, the VM’s will be joined to your domain, meaning they will need the standard ports open to the domain controllers and DNS servers. Secondly, an agent is deployed that […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – SSO

One the of most annoying things is passwords. And as you might know, Microsoft is on a quest to remove them: which includes you users access to WVD. But unfortunately this is only possible in certain architectures where you have your users authenticate to AAD using ADFS, have a backend (Windows 2008 or higher) PKI […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – Expanding and renewing

Once you have your running WVD environment based on a template, you might run into the issue where you either need to expand your pool, or you need to update the running VM’s with new software based on a new or improved template. We’ve already discussed how to bring back your pre-Sysprepped image so you […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – AutoDeploy FSLogix

When you want to use the default images without too much alterations (because you only need to publish simple applications or just a desktop/browser/etc), you still might want to use the FSLogix profile manager. This post describes the installation of the agent in an automated way so quick deployment of marketplace images is now possible. […]

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Windows VIRTUAL DESKTOP – OVERVIEW

I’ve written a few posts already on WVD. This post is to make sure that all of them are in a single overview for you to view, and to give you a short description of which article you need: If you are new to WVD and you would like to deploy it in a simple […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop – Profile Management with Azure files & FSLogix

When we deployed our WVD VM’s, these VM’s are basically Windows 10 VM’s that allow multiple users to login. When users login to pooled VM’s they can be redirected to any of the available VM’s in a pool, and ideally we want to ensure that the users’ profile is the same on all of those. […]

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