Azure Virtual Desktop Deployment

Principles, Session Host and Remote Apps Deployment Procedures and Resource Accessing Techniques of Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud.

Azure Virtual Desktop combines the scale, security, and cost benefits of Azure and Microsoft 365 for a secure remote desktop from virtually anywhere. It manages the infrastructure and brokering components, while customers manage their own desktop host virtual machines (VMs) and clients. Microsoft manages the Remote Connection Gateway, and Connection Broker services as part of Azure.

Here’s what you can do when you run Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure:

  • Set up a multi-session Windows 11 or Windows 10 deployment that delivers a full Windows experience with scalability
  • Present Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise and optimize it to run in multi-user virtual scenarios
  • Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer
  • Virtualize both desktops and apps
  • Manage desktops and apps from different Windows and Windows Server operating systems with a unified management experience

Azure Virtual Desktop platform is the most cost-effective and simple solution for educational institutions, training centers, corporate organizations for everyday computing and implementing hybrid cloud workspaces or cloud-based labs.

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Objectives

  • OS Virtualization
  • Apps Virtualization

Platforms

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Windows OS

AVD Benefits

  • Flexibility and Cost-Saving
  • Cloud Based IAM
  • Supporting Remote and Hybrid Work at Scale 
  • Individual Remote Apps Access without OS interface
  • Platform Independent Clients
  • Refreshing Outdated Hardware  
  • Strengthening Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience
  • Automated Upgrades

Prerequisite to deploy AVD

  • Basic knowledge on Azure infrastructure
  • Knowledge and skills on Azure AD
  • Skills on Windows OS administration
  • Skills on Computer Networking

Step by step procedures for deployment

Login your Azure Dashboard

Create resource group

Create Virtual Network (internal)

Go to Azure Virtual Desktop Landing page

Create a host pool

Create Azure virtual desktop (create a session host)

Assign AD users at application groups and resource group

Setup Access Control

Assign Role Assignment

Add members

Add virtual desktop workspaces

Create remote application group, add user with RBAC and join wprkspaces

Configure Virtual Desktop host pools

Configure RDP access for Azure AD and multisession

Open the session with user credentials

AVD Workspace user dashboard

Desktop Session-OS level Access
Individual Remote Apps Access without OS interface

Connecting AVD Resources

Remote Desktop client installer: Download the Remote Desktop client installer

Learn Azure Virtual Desktop

What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/overview

Azure Virtual Desktop documentation in Microsoft Learn

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/.

Learn and earn certification: Exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/exams/az-140

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