AVD & Desktop Virtualization resources

Introduction: Over the last year I have been collaborating with Microsoft on a number of FREE resources for those who are planning or looking at Azure Virtual Desktop and VMware Horizon Cloud or Citrix Cloud with Azure Virtual Desktop. Not only are these eBooks a great source of information, they can also be used for... Continue Reading →

MSIX App Attach Meet the Experts Community Event

If you missed the recent "MSIX App Attach" Meet the experts community event hosted with some great speakers. You can watch the on-demand video here: SpeakerSessionStefan GeorgievKeynote – Event IntroductionNeil McLoughlinAn introduction to MSIX app attach using NerdioTom HicklingGetting Started with MSIX app attach in Windows Virtual Desktop.Ryan ManganMSIX app attach community resourcesBram wolfsReal-time MSIX... Continue Reading →

MSIX Log Explorer

Introduction MSIX Log Explorer is a new tool you can use to review both MSIX and MSIX app attach Logs on Windows Virtual Desktop. Building on from the previous version known as "MSIX log Viewer" I have made some significate improvements to the tool to improve the admins experience when working with MSIX and MSIX... Continue Reading →

MSIX App Attach Resources List

Introduction Microsoft announced the general release of MSIX app attach on the 13th of April 2021. Microsoft's statement "We’re excited to announce that MSIX app attach for Windows Virtual Desktop is now generally available! MSIX app attach in Windows Virtual Desktop builds on top of MSIX and existing Windows Virtual Desktop features to dynamically deliver... Continue Reading →

WVD MSIX App attach Event Logs added to MSIX Log Tool

To help with troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with MSIX app attach packages on WVD, I have added some features to my MSIX Event log tool which helps you review the events from the RDAgent on Windows Virtual Desktop specifically for MSIX app attach. There are three options just like the first version of MSIX logs.... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting MSIX App attach Errors using the MSIX Log Tool

Introduction Before deploying your MSIX images to Windows Virtual Desktop for production use, you may want to test your apps first. This is to avoid disappointment and any issues with the apps. I have created a simple log tool which provides a graphic interface as well as the ability to export and clear the MSIX... Continue Reading →

MSIX app attach – How To Manage CIMFS File Sprawl – Tips and Tricks

Introduction CIMFS is a new file system known as the composite file system. A CIM is essentially a small collection of flat files containing one or more data and metadata region files, one or more object ID files and one or more filesystem description files. CIM's image format is a similar concept to a WIM... Continue Reading →

Identifying CIMFS Mounted Images

Introduction The Composite file system was introduced into Windows 10 Build 2004. One big difference between CIMFS and the Virtual Disk (VHD and VHDX) is that CIMFS does not show in both the Device Manager and Disk Management consoles. This makes it more tricky to diagnose issues or clear mounted CIM images. As you can... Continue Reading →

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