Category - Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

How to start OneDrive (and automatically sign-in) when using a RemoteApp in Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Recently I had a use case where a customer uses Windows Virtual Desktop with RemoteApps, and files had to be opened and saved on the user’s OneDrive within these applications. Not a very exceptional situation if you ask me. I know that with some GPO settings / registry keys you can configure silent sign-in and Files on-demand (recommended within environments like Windows Virtual Desktop)...

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Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Host Pool deployment error – Subscription is not registered

Recently I was deploying a new Windows Virtual Desktop environment in a complete new Microsoft Azure tenant with a new Azure subscription. Although my user account has the right permissions in the Azure tenant, the WVD tenant and on the Azure Subscription, I still got a deployment error when provisioning a WVD Host pool.

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How to configure Conditional Access with Session Management for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Recently I implemented Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) for a customer. This customer has the policy that you always needs to get challenged by Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) before you get access to a Remote Application or Desktop, except when connecting from a managed device. To achieve this with Windows Virtual Desktop, an Azure Conditional Access policy must be created with session settings...

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How to provision a Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Host Pool with Service Principal

As described earlier in this blog you can easily provision a Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) host pool with an user account that have “RDS Owner” or “RDS Contributor” permissions on the Windows Virtual Desktop tenant. However, this will not work as this user has Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled.

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How to implement and manage Azure AD Domain Services (Azure AD DS) for a fast Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) PoC deployment

I recently visited a customer who wanted a Windows Virtual Desktop PoC. And although it is customary for me to implement a Windows Virtual Desktop PoC within the current production environment and take it in production after a successful PoC right away, this customer wanted the PoC to be in a completely separate environment. The customer even wanted to implement this Windows Virtual Desktop PoC...

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How to update a custom Windows 10 multi-user image with LOB applications for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Preview

In my previous blog I showed step-by-step how to create a custom Windows 10 multi-user image with Line Of Business (LOB) installed on it for use with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Most of the time updates are needed after a few days or weeks, there are the Windows updates off course, but also the LOB application updates. Or perhaps new LOB applications needs to be added to the image. How do you...

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How to create a custom Windows 10 multi-user image with LOB applications for Windows Virtual Desktop Preview (WVD) Hostpool deployments

A few months ago I wrote a blog about How to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop (Preview) and publish a Full Desktop and the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications. That blog was based on a Windows Virtual Desktop Hostpool deployed with a standard Gallery Image. In this blog I will show you how to deploy a Windows Virtual Desktop Hostpool with a custom Windows 10 multi-user image with your own LOB...

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How to fix “Server App” is not consented, So please consent Server App.” error when logging in to the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Management Tool

Recently, I helped a customer, who is testing with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). This customer has installed the Windows Virtual Desktop – Management Tool within their Azure portal. This Management Tool makes managing your WVD environment a lot easier and I definitely recommend looking at this if you have not already done so.

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How to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop (Preview) and publish a Full Desktop and the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications

As you have probably already heard or read is that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is now available in Public Preview. Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and application virtualization service running in Microsoft Azure. The backend is completely managed by Microsoft itself. You can create host pools to publish full desktops or to publish your LOB applications. A big advantage is that Windows 10...

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist working for Microsoft with focus on the Modern Workplace. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

For more information, see the About Me page or my LinkedIn profile.

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