Moving VDI Deployments to Azure Stack HCI

There are (I think) tens of millions of users of remote desktop / VDI instances out there in the world – most of which are hosted (gasp) outside of Azure! I know it may sound crazy, but sometimes VDI desktops need to be near data, and often that data hasn’t found it’s way to the […]

Advanced Device Redirection (in AVD, W365, and RDS) 

Microsoft RemoteFX and was introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and provided advanced device redirection capabilities for RDS, but many administrators are completely unaware of this capability. There is confusion about RemoteFX… the GPU enablement with Hyper-V was disabled a while back, but that’s just a small piece of what RemoteFX is used for… it […]

Moving VDI Deployments: Step 5 User Transition

This post is part of a series of posts showing how you might move an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This post talks a little about the user experience and RDP Shortpath. New Clients and URLs for User Access One of the best things about using AVD is eliminating […]

Moving VDI Deployments: PowerShell Samples

This post is part of a series of posts showing how you might move an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This particular post contains the Powershell script examples used as part of the blog series, with two code samples: ControlWrapper.txt RemoteAVDInstall.PS1

Moving VDI Deployments: Step 4 – Migrate VMs to AVD on HCI

This post is part of a series of posts showing how you might move an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This particular post walks through the automation that does the heavy lifting of moving personal VMs from an RDS virtualization host to Azure Stack HCI as well as registering […]

Moving VDI Deployments: Step 3 – Prep Azure / AVD Environment

This post is part of a series of posts showing how you might move an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This post goes over what needs to be done in Azure to setup the AVD host pool to work with VMs on Azure Stack HCI. Replacing the RDS server […]

Moving VDI Deployments: Step 2 – Installing Azure Stack HCI

This post is part of a series of posts showing how you might move an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This post talks a little about setting up the Azure Stack HCI cluster. I’m not going to go too deep here, except to say that I work primarily with […]

Moving VDI Deployments: Step 1 – Discovery

This one of several posts focused on how you might migrate an existing VDI deployment to Azure Virtual Desktop on Azure Stack HCI. This post is focused on reviewing and collecting some of the necessary information for migrating existing personal desktops from my example RDS deployment to AVD on HCI. Just to recap, here’s what […]