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  • in this video I'm gonna walk through setting up the new as your Windows

  • virtual desktop service

  • hello everyone this is Ciraltos and I'm Travis this

  • week Microsoft announced Windows virtual desktop is now in public preview I've

  • been waiting for over two years for this to become available so super excited to

  • dig in and try it out in this video I'm gonna walk through setting up a Windows

  • virtual desktop tenant before that let me take a minute ask everyone watching

  • to subscribe go ahead hit that button down there or maybe it's over here

  • I'll wait okay now that that's over let's move on first why is this

  • important ever since Server 2000 Microsoft has offered some version of

  • terminal services these are servers that provide a multi-user environment for

  • users to log in remotely and access desktops and applications terminal

  • servers or the latest version called Remote Desktop Services worked but there

  • were some issues not every application worked on the server OS the same as it

  • did in desktop OS more significantly setting up a fully redundant RDS

  • environment required multiple servers for remote gateway services redundant

  • connection brokers a SQL database load balancers and multiple session

  • hosts these could all be deployed in Azure but they weren't intended for

  • cloud services and required a large and probably costly number of servers I had

  • an opportunity to do an RDS deployment in Azure a couple years ago and came up

  • with this chart of services used for the deployment looking at this you may

  • understand why I've been looking forward to a simpler solution how does Windows

  • virtual desktop differ from a traditional RDS environment first the

  • entire remote access gateway a remote web the connection broker are all part

  • as the platform as a service offering no need to deploy and configure servers for

  • supporting that infrastructure it's so new I couldn't even find an image for

  • the PowerPoint also Windows 10 1809 now supports multiple users that means you

  • no longer need to set up a remote Desktop session host on a server you can

  • simply deploy Windows 10 image you may already have and allow users to connect

  • to that even if you don't have an image you can use an image from Azure

  • gallery and then use the same management tools you already have in place for your

  • Windows 10 workstations in the virtual desktop environment no more setting up

  • GPOs for a remote desktop session hosts that try to mimic existing workstation

  • GPOs and astute remote desktop professional may have noticed I haven't

  • mentioned anything about Remote Desktop licensing servers that's because there

  • aren't any the RDS license was used to cover users connecting to a server OS

  • with Windows virtual desktop and Windows 10 multi-user no RDS license is required

  • desktops can be deployed for persistent named users or for a more traditional

  • shared VDI experience and Windows 7 deployments in WVD get three years of

  • security updates at no additional charge so this is a great option if you're

  • holding out for Windows 7 because you may have an application that can't be

  • migrated to Windows 10 now that that's out of the way let's start the

  • walkthrough and please note that WVD has been in preview for just a couple days

  • at the time of recording things may and probably will change by the time you see

  • this ok everyone let's get started with demos in this section we're going to

  • grant Azure active directory permissions to the Windows virtual

  • desktop service assign the tenant crater application role to user in Active

  • Directory and then we're going to create a Windows virtual desktop tenant so

  • we're going to start at the documentation which is always a good

  • spot to start and from there we're going to go over to the Windows virtual

  • desktop consent page and here we are going to give consent to virtual Windows

  • virtual desktop now I need my tenant ID for this I'm going to go over to

  • properties of my default directory and I'll get that tenant ID

  • and then I'll add that in and once I submit I'll get a prompt for

  • authentication and I'm just gonna read through it real quick and hit accept and

  • it's very courteous it's gonna thank me I'm gonna go back and we have to do this

  • again for the client so we just did server now we're gonna do client our

  • server app so when you change that drop-down it does take a couple seconds

  • to populate so give it some time if it's not behaving the way you expect it to

  • I'll hit submit it's gonna ask me for my account again I'll read and accept so

  • now we have consented to Windows virtual desktop services in this section we're

  • going to assign the tenant crater role to a user and as your Active Directory

  • I'm going to go into all my applications and look for Windows virtual desktop

  • there it is

  • I'll select that and I'm going to go into users and groups and from here I'm

  • going to add a user

  • and I'll add the admin, global admin account for this directory and the

  • assignment has done now we're gonna go over to powershell where i'm going to

  • create a virtual desktop tenant before that i do that i have to add the new RDS

  • module into powershell so that's going to be a simple install module and you do

  • have to run this as administrator so i'll install the module

  • and now I'm gonna import the module that's Microsoft dot Rd infra dot Rd

  • PowerShell is the module name now that that's done I'm going to create the

  • Windows virtual desktop tenant there's a couple commands I need to run first is

  • the add RDS account and the next one is the new RDS tenant so for tenant name

  • I'm just going to give this a name Ciraltos and I need the Active Directory ID

  • so I'll go over to properties of my default directory and I can get that

  • information from there and I'll get the subscription ID from my subscription

  • page there's other ways to get this but this is the most handy right now

  • now that I have that entered we'll just run the command so first I'm going to

  • run that ad RDS account and I'll need to sign in this is the same account I gave

  • permissions to in the previous step and here it looks like and it looks like

  • I've put in the wrong password so let me try that again there we go so now I have

  • a deployment URL and I'll be able to go to that later once we set up the pool so

  • now I'm going to run the new RDS tenant and that's going to create the tenant of

  • Sur altos tenant named Ciraltos and the tenant group name is default tenant

  • group so now I have that tenant setup and let's move on to setting up the pool

  • now it's time to set up the host pool so we're gonna do this by going to create a

  • resource and the host pool is the actual pool of computers that users will be

  • connecting to and unlike a traditional RDS environment this will use Windows 10

  • multi-user OS instead of a server OS we'll start by going and searching for

  • Windows virtual desktop and here you can see the option to provision a host pool

  • I'm gonna go to crate and let's start filling out some information so the host

  • pool name will be let's just call this ciraltos one and here are the options

  • to do pooled or personal pool is more of a traditional VDI environment where

  • users will connect to any available machine in the pool personal is more of

  • a one-to-one relationship where somebody has dedicated workstation and you can

  • always hover over this little eye to get more information on each here I'm going

  • to add the default desktop users now you have to do this in a comma separated

  • value here it gives you an example so you would have to enter every user who's

  • going to connect manually or you could pull it from

  • Active Directory with PowerShell and create a CSV file this is something I

  • hope Microsoft intends to change it would be better to use group membership

  • for this for sure but as it's in preview I suspect this is going to change pretty

  • quickly or at least before it becomes GA so I'm just gonna add one user into this

  • now I select my subscription I'm gonna create a new resource group and I'll

  • leave it in central us now you can create these pools in any location you

  • want but the data that's stored any user settings profile data is going to be in

  • East US 2 us too that's something that's specified in the preview that will

  • change but just so you know that data is gonna be stored in east US 2 so I'll

  • click OK and here's where we can provision the

  • actual VMs so it does a calculation for you based on the type of use and the

  • number of users you can see it's changing the virtual machine count as I

  • move through I actually don't want to do a d8 sv3

  • and I only have one user so what's interesting is if I click five it's

  • gonna change to one let's change it to 50 and we'll see that it goes up to two

  • VM's so I'm gonna change size again because I don't want that and I'll just

  • go into something a little bit more cost efficient which is a b-1 ms now you can

  • see a change from two to nine so it's doing some calculations on the number it

  • thinks you're gonna need based on the users you add I'm going to go back to

  • three and it'll change it to one and just to point out that I'm doing this as

  • a demo to show how to deploy a pool this isn't what I'd use in production

  • but I'd also don't want to spend a lot of money on my demos so here we go into

  • the virtual machine prefix I'll going to add the prefix of CIRWVD couple

  • things to note it will add the - after this you cannot use underscores in the

  • prefix so just be aware of that the first time I did this I added a dash and

  • then it also added a dash so I had two dashes it look kind of silly so we'll

  • just leave it at that and we're going on to the next one so here's where we can

  • select the image if you have your own image you can upload it to blob storage

  • or create a managed disk I'm gonna use the gallery and I'm gonna use this

  • Windows 10 enterprise and multi-session will go a standard hard drives next I'm

  • going to need an account used to join these virtual machines to the domain I

  • have one set up called domain add and now we have to add in the password and

  • something interesting about the password the password you enter although it's a

  • domain password that meets my domain policies it has to meet their policies

  • which is 12 characters and the use of special characters and stuff so most of

  • my passwords are 8 characters long and that didn't work we can go see it says

  • it has to be 12 I just thought that was kind of interesting that they're

  • enforcing their passwords on my domain accounts but anyway that's fine

  • okay so I am gonna specify an OU so if I click yes something else to

  • point out here and I miss this and it kind of causes an error the first time

  • it auto populates the domain with contoso and that is not the domain so

  • that will not work so I need to put in my domain and then

  • I'm gonna put in a path as well and here I'm gonna select the virtual network I

  • have in place and I'll use my default subnet that's good for now so now it's

  • asking me for my virtual desktop tenant group and name you can get that from the

  • powershell command we ran before but I know that is Ciraltos here you can have

  • a Windows virtual desktop tenant RDS user you can either use a UPN or service

  • principle I'm gonna use the UPN for now

  • okay now I have that it's gonna ask for a summary and it's gonna run the

  • validation I'll click OK and now it's gonna ask me to buy read the Terms of

  • Use and I'm gonna click create and let's hope that this works as intended

  • all right the deployment is finished that took about 25 minutes so you can

  • plan anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes for that deployment to run I was able to

  • shorten it through the miracle of editing couple things I want to point

  • out first the virtual machine that was created is using managed disks keep in

  • mind that managed discs are charged a set rate per month no matter how much

  • data is on them that's unlike blob storage where you're charged per amount

  • of data used and data transfer so basically managed disks have their

  • advantages but they're a little bit more expensive so if you're running this on a

  • pay-as-you-go subscription like I am and you're trying to keep those costs down

  • you may want to only deploy this when needed so here we can go in and we can

  • see that the virtual machine is running there it is and this virtual machine is

  • on my domain that's why I had to add the domain add password I should point out

  • because I didn't when we're making this deployment the v-net that I connected

  • this to has a domain controller on it so there was no issue with communication

  • for this VM during the deployment to be added to the domain ok let's see if this

  • works so I'm going to go to the URL that's in the document Microsoft has

  • published and I did this once already so I'm gonna click on the second session

  • desktop have you noticed that it named them the same name which is a little

  • confusing so I'll have to go back and figure out why that is it seems like

  • they should have different names but anyway let's continue on

  • turns out I entered the wrong password and here we go so this is the

  • web client there's also a desktop client that you can use but I don't have that

  • installed yet so this really shows though that it is working I'm logging in

  • to the domain with a domain account as a comparison when I did the RDS deployment

  • in Azure that took me days to get everything figured out from setting up

  • all the servers the load balancers the SQL connection broke sequel database

  • where the connection brokers all that took a long time this took literally

  • like what half an hour and I could set up hundreds of these with thousands of

  • users connecting and only do it when I actually need it so even if you don't

  • have an immediate need for Windows virtual desktop you could see how an

  • application like this could be very valuable even in a business continuity

  • scenario you could have an image ready to go and if there was a disaster or a

  • need for a large number of people to connect remotely this could be spun up

  • in a couple hours and be available for those users so there it is a functioning

  • Windows desktop on an html5 client thanks for watching I have more videos

  • planned right away or at least as time allows to go over things like deploying

  • remote applications preparing custom images or just about anything else to

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