Windows Virtual Desktop – Part 4

Windows Virtual Desktop – Part 4

This is part 4 of our posts regarding Windows Virtual Desktop, until now we have covered:

  • Part 1 – Created a Windows Virtual Desktop tenant – Part 1
  • Part 2 – Created a service principal and some customization of our on-premises AD – Part 2
  • Part 3 – Provisioning a host pool – Part 3

In this post we will take a closer look at incorporating FSLogix to the solution.

In this test we will use a file server joined to our on-premises domain running in Azure.

On this file server we first create a share (here called FSLogix)

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With the following share permissions.

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Then setting NTFS permissions as shown:

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Now let’s download the FSLogix agent here https://aka.ms/fslogix_download

Inside the downloaded file we can find the admx and adml files needed for our central store.

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Lets copy the ADMX file (fslogix.admx) to [DC]sysvol[domain]policiesPolicyDefinitions

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and the ADML file (fslogix.adml) to [DC]sysvol[domain]policiesPolicyDefinitionsen-US

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In next step we create a group policy for the WVD OU in Active Directory, this is the OU where our Windows virtual desktops will end up.

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Name the policy.

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Edit the policy.

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Go to Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – FSLogix – Profile Containers – Enabled

Enable it as shown.

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Go to Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – FSLogix – Profile Containers – VHD location

Enable it and set the location to the share we created earlier.

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Both settings enabled.

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On our Windows Virtual desktop host, we need to install the downloaded FSLogix agent.

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Execute FSLogixAppsSetup.exe and agree to license terms and click Install.

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If you wish to change the installation folder you do that by clicking Options

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Click Close .

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If you check registry HKLMSoftwareFSLogixProfiles you will find the defined in our GPO

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In the next post we will test our new Windows Virtual Desktop setup. 

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