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Enable RDP ShortPath for Windows Virtual Desktop on an image version automated

Since Windows Virtual Desktop is generally available a lot of improvements has been done. Think about ARM template deployment, MSIX app attach through the Azure portal and performance improvements in the WVD client and latency improvements at the most of the regions. Since 16 November 2020 a really nice improvement has been added to the list, Windows Virtual Desktop RDP Short path. In this blogpost I will show you how to configure this feature with some automation tasks. Introduction First some basic background information about …

Windows Virtual Desktop Image Management Automated – Part 5 – Monitor Image versions with Azure Monitor

When using the Windows Virtual Desktop for a longer time and created images several times you will noticed you are not able to remove old images directly when a new version has been deployed. Or in case of a MSP when you need to manage more then one image after some time you will lose sight on images and versions. In that case an image overview would be nice to have. In this part I will describe some options how to create an image overview …

Windows Virtual Desktop Image Management Automated – Part 4 – WVD Clean up unused resources

The current situation, we have created new disks, snapshots, virtual machines, networks, images and session hosts. All the resources has been added to the existing WVD hostpool. Now it is time to cleanup the old resources, to keep everything nice and clean. In this part we will take care of removing components related to the old image version. This post is a part of the series Windows Virtual Desktop Image Management Automated. Create WVD image version based on existing config with PowerShell – Part 1Save …

Disaster recovery plan for Azure KeyVault using tags, PowerShell and Azure Function

By default the Azure Key Vault has softdelete enabled with a 90 day retention. This option will protect Key Vault items when deleted by accident. When deleted you are able to restore that item through the portal or PowerShell. But what if someone has deleted the Key Vault itself with all the items and softdeleted items included. There is no option to restore a Key Vault. In this article I will describe a way how to backup and restore a Key Vault when deleted. Table …

Windows Virtual Desktop Image Management Automated – Part 3 – Create WVD sessionhosts on image version with ARM

This article is a part of the serie WVD Image Management Create WVD image version based on existing config with PowerShell – Part 1Save WVD image with Sysprep as Image Gallery version – Part 2Create WVD Sessionhosts based on Shared Image Gallery version – Part 3WVD housekeeping, removing all unused sessionhosts, disks and images – Part 4 (coming soon) Table of contents IntroductionLet’s startHostpool registration keyHostpool informationWVD Sessionhost informationTagsSplatting parametersDeploy with ARMDrainmode Introduction The situation so far: we have created a new image, did a …