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How to manage your Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts (single user) with Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Microsoft Intune.

By default all Windows Virtual Desktop session hosts are joined with your domain. And in most cases you will apply policy configurations to them via Group Policy Objects (GPO). If you also using Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Microsoft Intune for managing Windows 10 devices, it might also be worth considering to manage your WVD session hosts VMs with it as well.

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How to enable Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop

At the end of March 2021, Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop went GA. It will provide a dashboard built on Azure Monitor Workbooks that gives you insides of your Windows Virtual Desktop environment, including; Connection Diagnostics, Connection Performance, Host Diagnostics, Host Performance, Utilizations, Users, Clients and Alerts. In this blog post I will guide you step-by-step how to...

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How to setup Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment with Microsoft Intune

Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME) is a Zero Touch provisioning solution. You can fully automate the enrollment of new, or factory reset devices into an MDM solution like Microsoft Intune. The end user only have to turn on their company-owned Android device and connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. This will start the enrollment which the end user cannot cancel or work around.

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How to apply Outlook.com mail rules on the Junk Mail folder and delete email based on words saved in a txt file on OneDrive

Outlook Mail Rules cannot be applied to the Junk Folder. This was a bit frustrating for me because after several years of using Outlook.com for my private email, I get quite a bit of spam every day. The problem is that sometimes legitimate messages also ends up in this folder and is deleted after 10 days by default. This forces me to go through my spam mail folder every few days to check if there...

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How to remove Microsoft Store for Business apps in Microsoft Intune

The Microsoft Store for Business is a powerful service to distribute and manage modern Windows 10 applications from the Windows 10 Store (both free and paid applications). You can connect the Microsoft Store for Business with Microsoft Intune to sync the applications for easy deployment via Microsoft Intune. After the application is synced to Intune you only have to assign the application to a...

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How to add Windows 10 devices to Windows Autopilot even faster

In July, 2018, I wrote this blog about how to setup Windows Autopilot and add existing devices the quickest way. After publishing this blog the Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo script has been updated several times by the author Michael Niehaus. New functionalities have been added to the scripts. Therefore Windows 10 devices can be added to Windows Autopilot even faster then described in my old blog...

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How to start with Shared iPads for Business with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) and Apple Business Manager

I get the following question regularly; “can we configure our Apple iPads as Shared device. Where you as a user, can login and logoff without seeing each other’s data?”. Most of the time it’s about medical personal that works in shifts and don’t have a personal device. But you can also think of maintenance and field agents or flight crew members for example. In this case you want to let the...

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How to fix the borderless window “problem” in Windows Virtual Desktop

First of all, it is not really a Windows Virtual Desktop problem, this has been a Microsoft Windows setting for many years now. However, when publishing a Desktop or a RemoteApp from a Windows Virtual Desktop host pool where the session host VMs running Windows 10, there are no visible borders around the windows by default. For example, see the blow screenshot. A File Explorer window is open...

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How to shadow an active user session in Windows Virtual Desktop via Remote Desktop Connection (MSTC)

During our session last week during the “Microsoft meets Community : Windows Virtual Desktop – second edition:” event, I briefly mentioned the possibilities of shadowing an active user session in Windows Virtual Desktop, if you are interested, you can watch the demo over here. In this blog I want to go into more detail about which steps are required before you can shadow an active user session in...

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How to deliver a GPU powered Azure VM (example for CAD applications) with Windows Virtual Desktop

It’s not uncommon for customers to ask for the possibilities to deliver a GPU (graphics processing unit) powered desktop with Windows Virtual Desktop. If employees have to work with multimedia enabled applications, you can hardly do without it. Or for example, a construction company that wants to deliver the Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk InfraWorks CAD applications.

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How to implement FSLogix Profile container using Azure Files and Active Directory authentication for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

With FSLogix Profile container you can maintain user context (for example application settings) in non-persistent environments like within a Pooled Windows Virtual Desktop Host pool. It will optimize the sign-in time for the end user because the user profiles are stored in VHD(X) file that is mounted to the concerning Session host VM every time the user signs in and therefor nothing has to be...

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How to get the Windows Virtual Desktop – Remote Desktop client for Windows – Insider version

Just like with the rapid development of Windows Virtual Desktop itself, the Remote Desktop client for Windows also get at least an update every month. Microsoft keeps a good record of what’s new with every new version, you can find here. Beside a 32-bit and a 64-bit version, you also have the Public and an Insider version. The Insider version is intent for testing upcoming features before...

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How to publish the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables the IT administrator to remotely manage the (local) domain with tools like “Active Directory Users and Computers”, “DNS” and “Group Policy Management”. You can install RSAT locally on a Windows device, but to use the tools, you still need to be connected to the local network or, if you are working remotely, setup a VPN connection first.

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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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