Archive of posts with category 'Azure Virtual Desktop'

Hydra is publicly available and listed on the Azure Marketplace

I’m pleased that my project Hydra is now listed in the Azure Marketplace as a deployable solution into the customers’ subscription - which is essential to make sure that no...

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.

Hydra: Automize, scale and manage Windows Virtual Desktop / Azure Virtual Desktop like a pro - including multi-tenancy

Project Hydra for Azure Virtual Desktop Six months ago, I started a new project to provide a solution to manage Azure Virtual Desktop / Windows Virtual Desktop in an automated...

Power-On-Connect Feature in Azure Windows Virtual Desktop and custom role for Power On Connect preview

Power-On-Connect Feature in Windows Virtual Desktop Power-on-connect is in preview for assigned session hosts and pooled session hosts (multi-user host pool). With the new feature, users are triggering the start...

Shrink and resize an Azure VM disk or session host disk and create smaller images from a Golden Master

A Windows 10 image from the marketplace has a size of 128 Gbyte. So, all of your VM based on that image are deployed with a 128 Gbyte disk -...

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Fileupload with the HTML5 client

Microsoft is extending the HTML5 web client. Today (May 2021), there is a new function to allow uploading files directly into the session. The user can select the feature while...

Changing the disk type automatically while starting or deallocating a session host / VM for WVD

The costs of running virtual machines in Azure summarize the costs of their components like VM type (compute), storage, network, and some other parts. While the spendings for the compute...

Sysprep error: RunPlatformActions:Sysprep data was marked corrupt; cannot proceed

I’m working in the WVD/AVD area and often create golden images to deploy session hosts for WVD/AVD - mainly based on Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session. To do that, I create...

Push Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Host state to Log Analytics to create alerts if hosts become unavailable or failed

Microsoft offers an easy way to monitor a WVD/AVD environment’s basic metrics directly integrated into the Azure portal. I mostly extend the monitoring using sepago’s Azure Monitor for WVD (https://www.sepago.de/en/azure-monitor-en/),...

WVDAdmin videos on YouTube

WVDAdmin is my free community solution to manage and work with WVD/AVD / Windows Virtual Desktop. Mainly, building images and rolling out session hosts are key-value-adds. But you can also...

Push Azure AD User properties into Azure Monitor Log Analytics to build Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) performance data based on these

Azure Monitor / Log Analytics is my first choice to store log and usage data. Even for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD/AVD), it is crucial to have an eye on...

Least privileges with custom roles for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Administration, deployment, user support of Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) needs permission in Azure. But these permissions are depending on the task a group of users/administrators have to do. For...

Shadow a WVD/AVD user with least privileges

WVD allows local administrators to shadow user sessions. You can do this easily with WVDAdmin or using the command-line like this:

What's wrong with Windows 10 and UWP and Sysprep?

I’m working in the WVD/AVD area and often create golden images to deploy session hosts for WVD/AVD - mainly based on Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session. To do that, I create...

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop - Monitoring the Spring Backend - WVD

The long await update from WVD/AVD is public. It comes with a full ARM integration and is natively useable in the Azure Portal. Some things changed from the Fall to...

Migrate Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Host Pools from Fall to Spring Release - WVD

The long await update from WVD/AVD is public. It comes with a full ARM integration and is natively useable in the Azure Portal. The change from Fall to Spring (the...

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop - Spring Release / Spring Update with WVDAdmin

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop - Spring Release / Spring Update goes public today. I’m tremendously happy about that while this is the next big step that we have eagerly awaited....

Using Azure AD groups to assign users to Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Today (early April), it’s not possible to join groups to application groups or desktop in Windows Virtual Desktop. Users have to be assigned directly with their user principal name (UPN)....

WVDAdmin - A native administration Gui for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop - Preview Version

Feel free to use it and download the 64-bit Windows application “WVD Admin Preview” from here: WVDAdmin-Preview.msi

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop and Language Packs - Detecting Host Pool and Tenant Name issue

Language packs on Windows sometimes cause some issues or strange behaviors to some applications. One problem I can reproduce is the impact of the RDAgent from Microsoft - the agent...

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop - Azure Starter for WVD

This month I started to build my fourth tool around Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. This new one, called “Azure Starter for WVD” is a self-service portal for users using WVD....

Using WVDAdmin for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop in 2-AAD-Environment (Microsoft Demo Case)

Using Azure Starter for Azure Windows Virtual Desktop in 2-AAD-Environment (Microsoft Demo Case)

WVDAdmin - Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Administration for CSP and Consulting Partners

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Administration for CSP and Consulting Partners

Automatic MSIX App Attach script for Windows Virtual Desktop

Automatic MSIX App Attach script for WVD

Announcing the community version of "Project MySmartScale"

Windows Virtual Desktop is released and gateways around the world are available - even in Europe which cause in a low latency - perfect.