Azure Virtual Desktop-Step-by-step Guide

Azure Virtual Desktop-Step-by-Step Guide

This is a basic step-by-step guide for configuring Azure Virtual Desktop.


Create a resource group.


Create a Virtual Network. Leave the IP address and advanced settings as their default.


Create an AVD Host Pool. The host pool contains all the required components, such as virtual machines, workspaces, network settings and application groups.


There are different settings that will be discussed in future blogs. In this case, use the Personal Host Pool type and automatic assignment.


Add virtual machines to the host pool.


For now, there is one important setting.

  • Domain to join – Choose where to join the VM (Azure AD or AD) and if you want to enroll AVD to Intune (Microsoft Endpoint Manager).
  • Note: License requirement: Microsoft Endpoint Manager.


Create a workspace. workspace includes application groups. There can be multiple workspaces and application groups.


Click “Review and create”. Deployment will start.


After deployment, check if the VM is registered with Intune.


Navigate to Azure Virtual Desktop and select a host pool.


Open the application group and associate users.


Allow the user to log in to the virtual machine. Assign permission at the resource group level.


Modify RDP properties in the host pool to enable web access to the VM.


Navigate to this:

Log in to the virtual machine.



Microsoft documentation: What is Azure Virtual Desktop? – Azure | Microsoft Learn




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