Sizing and Performance benchmark testing – Windows Virtual Desktop

Introduction In this article, we will take a look at Azure Virtual Machine benchmarks to better understand which Virtual Machines are better suited to deploy with Windows Virtual Desktop. One of the most common question's I'm regularly asked, is , "How do I get the most value for money ($/£) in terms of performance and... Continue Reading →

A Quick Guide to Deploying GPU’s on Windows Virtual Desktop

Introduction This article details the process of deploying a configuring a GPU WVD Session Host. I will cover the resize of a VM to a NV6 Series Azure VM Size and the use of pre-build custom script extensions to simplify the driver install to Windows Virtual Desktop. Getting Started: Resize the VM or choose the... Continue Reading →

Configuring Microsoft Teams for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Introduction Microsoft announced the General Release (GA) of Microsoft Teams on Windows Virtual Desktop (with media optimisation) on Monday the 27th of July 2020. A/V Redirection for Microsoft Teams is one of the GA features that many have been waiting for. Read more here from KamVedBrat on the announcement https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-windows-virtual-desktop-capabilities-now-generally-available/ In this article, I will... Continue Reading →

Automate WVD Teams Deployment Including WebRTC

Introduction This article will show you how to automate the full process of deploying Microsoft Teams on Windows Virtual Desktop. This deployment also includes the features of the recent GA of A/V redirection for Windows Virtual Desktop. Getting Started: Download the PowerShell Script from my repository. https://github.com/RMITBLOG/WVD_TeamsDeploy/blob/master/WVD_teamsInstall.ps1 Import the script to your Azure Storage Account.... Continue Reading →

Firewall Considerations – Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Introduction: This article covers both firewall and perimeter security considerations when deploying or enhancing an existing WVD Deployment. It would not be wise to deploy a Windows Virtual Desktop solution with users directly connecting to the public network without some form of security provision. In this article, we will look at the options available and... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting Performance issues in Windows Virtual Desktop (CDRN)

Introduction: This article will look at identifying and resolving the most common performance issues that can occur in Windows Virtual Desktop Environments. Following the provided steps in this article, you will identify issues relating to capacity, constraint and overall performance lag. There are four (4) Key areas when troubleshooting performance in WVD. These are: CPUDISKRAMNetwork... Continue Reading →

WVD Reverse Connect – The Fish Tank Analogy

Introduction: The concept of secure browser isolation and Hardware\OS isolation has been raised a few times in relation to Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). I thought it would be prudent to delve into a bit of detail on the security possibility's and to mention a analogy I came up with to assist with explaining how Reverse... Continue Reading →

Understanding Load balancing – Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Introduction Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) offers two flavours of Load balancing known as Breadth-First and Depth-First. In this article I cover both methods. Please note that load balancing is assigned and configured per Host pool, If you operate multiple host pools, you would need to deploy the load balancing configuration to each host pool required.... Continue Reading →

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