WVDAdmin supports AAD only deployments for AVD / WVD - AAD: Azure AD
One of the announcements of the Microsoft Inspire 2021 was the option to join session hosts #AAD only. I’m happy to have the implementation also ready in #WVDAdmin.
There are some prerequisites for AAD joined session hosts:
- Host pool in a validation environment
- RDP settings contains targetisaadjoined:i:1
- User must have RBAC with role Virtual Machine User Login or Virtual Machine Administrator Login to the VM or resource group
- Client device must be AAD joined (or use the web interface)
Even FSLogix cannot be used.
Check the full description here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/deploy-azure-ad-joined-vm
To rollout a session host AAD only tick “AAD only” in the rollout tab. OU, domain user and password are not needed.
An AAD-only session host shows up with the host name in the session host list - the domain suffix is missing. You can also check Azure AD to verify the connection to the AAD domain.
What’s about #Hydra? Hydra auto-scales and manages even AAD only joined session host. Early next week, you can deploy AAD only hosts even with #Hydra
More about my project “Hydra”: https://github.com/marcelmeurer/wvd-hydra