Showing posts from June, 2020

How to Shadow across multiple host pools and multiple users

* **Update 07/07/2020** The below multi host pool, multi user shadowing tool now supports both Spring and Fall Releases in the same tool. The updated tool is available here: * I get a lot of customer questions about how to shadow user sessions in Windows Virtual Desktop, and so I started listing the various options on Twitter and LinkedIn. #WVD Tip - (well reminder!) Do you need to shadow another WVD session? We have a cmd for that: mstsc.exe /v:<VMName> or <IP> /shadow:<sessionID> /noconsentPrompt #WindowsVirtualDesktop — Tom Hickling (@tomhickling) June 17, 2020   #WVD Tip – How to shadow option 2. Do you need to shadow another WVD session? We have an app for that: "Quick Assist" #WindowsVirtualDesktop @wvdcommunity — Tom Hickling (@tomhickling) June 20, 2020 These options all work fine, but they all require you as the admin to go into the tooling and

Using Azure Image builder and Azure Shared Image Gallery with WVD

Here at Microsoft we love three letter acronym's, so much so that we have a three letter acronym, TLA for three letter acronym's. This blog manages the triple of TLA's, namely AIB, SIG and WVD. This blog is about how you can use Azure Image Builder with Shared Image Gallery to deploy WVD Host pools. If you are doing anything with Windows Virtual Desktop you are going to want to start using Azure Image builder to create images to be used in WVD Host pools, as well as Azure Shared Image Gallery to store and distribute these images. This will make your life a lot lot easier. In this article I show you a simple "kickstarter" example of how you can use Azure Image Builder (AIB) to build a Windows 10 Multi Session image and then place this in Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG) to version the image and then distribute the image to a number of global Azure regions. This then allows you to create a Windows Virtual Desktop host pool locally based upon that replicated image. A