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AVD and Azure Active Directory Domain Join public preview

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On Wednesday July the 14th 2021 we announced the public preview of Azure Active Directory domain join for Azure Virtual Desktop. This post discusses how to set this up and troubleshooting tips. Let's, just start with some background.  Azure Active Directory Join for the Azure Virtual Desktop session hosts has been the number one feature request from customers from day one of Windows Virtual Desktop as it was known at launch, followed very closely by Microsoft Endpoint Manager - specifically Intune managing those session host Virtual machines. This public preview brings both of those capabilities. Why are we doing this? Currently AVD requires both Azure Active Directory (AAD) as well as traditional Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). AD DS can come in one of two formats: Traditional AD DS from Windows server. The AD DS domain controllers can either be located on-prem and accessed over a site-to-site VPN or ExpressRoute. Or they can be virtual machines located within Azu