This is part 5 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
- Part 4 – FSLogix – Part 4
Now it’s time to give it a test spin.
Let’s start out by trying the Windows client, it can be downloaded here:
Let’s download the x64 version, and start the installation.
On the welcome page click Next.
Accept the license agreement.
In this test setup I will install it for all users.
Close the installation and start the client.
Enter password and click sign in.
Now our available desktops or applications are shown, let’s start the MC
Enter password for our test user. Seamless SSO will for now require ADFS.
And here are our desktop also notice that OneDrive has been setup.
Using Winver we can see that this OS is Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops.
On the fileserver we now got the FSLogix profile disk for our test server.
Let’s also try to connect to an on-premise file share, this works as expected.
Now let’s try to connect with the webclient
Since my test device is Hybrid Azure AD joined, it will do SSO on the first page and present the same as the Windows client.
Allow selected local resources.
Now we must enter credentials. Seamless SSO will for now not be available when using the HTML5 client.
And now the desktop is shown using the HTML5 webclient.
Finally I will use my android phone, first thing is to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
Then open the app.
The first time you use the app you need to accept license terms.
Use the plus sign and select Remote Resource Feed.
Enter the address https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com and select Next.
Enter password and select sign in.
Click on our available session.
In this test Local storage access will be allowed.
Android will ask you to allow access.
Enter password and select connect.
And here are our desktop on the phone.
Here we see the same desktop using a big screen and Samsung DEX with mouse and keyboard working connected through a USB dock, this is really nice.
This will for now complete our Windows Virtual Desktop blog series, but trust me – we will be back later with more on this very useful solution from Microsoft.