Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD | Remote Desktop Client for AVD

Let’s understand the end-user experience for RD client subscription options in this post. We’ve different subscription options for different Azure Virtual Desktop versions/updates. The default option (subscribe button) is to have an arm-based subscription and that is for the AVD spring update.

If you are an early adopter of AVD, then you might have to make the users aware of the correct options for RD client subscriptions. Otherwise, it’s going to create many support tickets.

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RD Client Subscription Options for AVD

I have a post about Installing & Subscribe to Windows RD Client for AVD End User Step-by-Step Guide. However, the end-user experience got changed with the release of the new AVD experience (a.k.a AVD v2 spring 2020 release).

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NOTE! – There are two ways you can subscribe to a Workspace. The RD client can try to discover the resources available to you from your work or school account. The other option is that you can directly specify the URL where your resources are for cases where the client is unable to find them.

  • Once the RD client is installed, the users shall get two options
    • Subscribe
    • Subscribe with URL
  • For the Non ARM version of AVD, the user needs to click on Subscribe with URL.
Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD
  • Copy the Workspace URL for AVD v1 (Windows Virtual Desktop Fall 2019).
    • https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/feeddiscovery/webfeeddiscovery.aspx
  • Paste the above URL to the Email or Workspace URL box.

NOTE! – User the following URL for AVD Azure Virtual Desktop Spring 2020https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery. This is required in a particular scenario where your subscribe option is working.

 Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD
Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD

Click on the Next button. Wait until you get a message

We found workspaces at the following URLs.

 Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD
Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD

Enter the Azure AD User Name and Password.

  Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD
Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD

Results – AVD RD Client Subscription Options

Your WVD VMs are available for you now! The Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription is completed.

Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc……………

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1 thought on “Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for AVD | Remote Desktop Client for AVD”

  1. Anoop, thanks for the post. Would you please provide on how to perform auto subscribe to a workspace using a registry or group policy option? We do not have MDM solution yet.

    Thank you

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