After seeing how to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop, in session mode, we will see how to deploy applications.

Using the basic image, I only have the basic applications to publish. If you want to deploy custom applications, you will need to create an image and use it as a base image for your deployment.

To publish an application, you must first create a group, with the following commands:

To publish an application, you must first create a group

You can then retrieve the applications that can be published, with the following command:

You can then retrieve the applications that can be published

To publish an application or applications, use the following commands:

Publish an application or applications

You can verify that the applications have been published:

You can verify that the applications have been published

You must then assign this group to a user. Be careful, for the moment, a user can be assigned to a single group and this user must not have MFA:

Assign this group to a user

By logging in with this user, you can see that applications have been published on the portal:

Applications have been published on the portal

Applications have been published

Or from the application:


Task Manager

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Note that shortcuts appeared in the start menu of your Windows:

Start menu

Windows Virtual Desktop is still in Preview, so some features are missing. However, in a near future, WVD should be a serious competitor to Citrix on Azure.

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Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.
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