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Workspace 365 with Windows Virtual Desktop

In this article we describe how you can use Windows Virtual Desktop directly from Workspace 365. From update V3.9.0 we created a direct integration with Windows Virtual Desktop and Workspace 365, this means that you can start Windows Virtual Desktop apps directly from your Workspace 365.

IMPORTANT: You'll need to add an additional oAuth2 permission to the Workspace 365 Single sing on application, you can do this by following these steps:
  1. Go to https://aad.portal.azure.com with the admin account
  2. Go to Active Directory
  3. Go to App Registrations
  4. Select the Workspace 365 Single Sign-On app
  5. Go to API Permissions
  6. Click Add a permission
  7. Select API's my orginazation uses

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  8. Search for Windows Virtual Desktop
  9. Select the API -> Delegated permissions
  10. Check the user_impersonation
  11. Click Add permissions
  12. When that's done click the Grant admin consent for ****

When the API permission is added, you can add the Windows Virtual Desktop app(s) to the Workspace 365 environment. 

  1. Go to the app store and select Windows Virtual Desktop:

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  2. Fill in the following information:
    • App name, this is the name how the app is represented in the workspace
    • Windows Virtual Desktop app name, this should be the exact name like the app name in Windows Virtual Desktop

Now your app is added to the workspace and can be published to the users. 

IMPORTANT: When opening an app from the Workspace 365 the client PC must be connected to the Windows Virtual Desktop environment. 

This can be done in 2 different ways

Manual:

  1. Navigate to:
    1. Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\RemoteApp and Desktop Connections. Then Click on the Access RemoteApp and desktops.
  2. Add the following Windows Virtual Desktop Feed URL: https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/feeddiscovery/webfeeddiscovery.aspx
  3. Click Next and sign in with the account which has access to the Windows Virtual Desktop environment

Automating the feed via GPO:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor on the domain controller and create a new GPO.
  2. Go to User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  3. Double click the Specify default connection URL key and enable it. Enter the feed URL in the Default Connection URL field.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Roll out your new GPO to your domain.

If that's done your able to open the application directly from the Workspace 365, first time you'll need to fill in your Windows Virtual Desktop credentials, but you can check the "Remember me" option. And you are able to launch the apps directly from Workspace 365. 

 

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