Install Subscribe Windows RD Client for WVD End User Step by Step Guide

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RD Client for WVD

In this post, you will see an end user guide to install & Subscribe Windows RD Client for WVD manually. I will cover the automatic installation of Windows RD Client for WVD in the upcoming posts.

NOTE! – Microsoft announced WVD is GA’d Generally Available. I’m expecting many exciting announcements in Microsoft Ignite 2019.

Download RD Client for WVD

Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

Install

  • Install the MSI Remote Desktop_***.msi (Admin access is required if you are installing it manually)

NOTE! – I will cover Intune/SCCM installation options of RD client for WVD in the future posts.

  • Click Next
Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Click on Accept and Next
Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Select Install Just for you and click Next
Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Click on Finish and Launch
Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

Subscribe RD Client for WVD

  • Click on Subscribe Button
 Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop - Subscribe
Subscribe – Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

NOTE! – MFA options will be available with subscription and AAD Conditional Access

  • Sign-in / Login with your user ID with cloud UPN (@howtomanagedevices.com) and click NEXT
Subscribe -  Install RD Client for WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client for WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

NOTE! – This will redirect to the Federated Login Page (AD FS) where you have to enter password (username might automatically get populated) and click Sign-In

  • Once successfully signed in with your user ID you would be able to see host pools and remote apps assigned to your user.
Subscribe -  Install RD Client for WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client for WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Right Click on the host pool icon to change the display settings (the default settings is FULL Screen). Click on Settings
Subscribe -  Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Select the following options DISPLAY as per your preference (following is my favorite settings).
  • User Default Settings => Off
  • Display Settings => Off
  • Start in full screen => Off
  • Update the resolution on resize => Yes
  • Resolution => 200%
  • Fit session to Windows => On
 Subscribe -  Install RD Client for WVD  - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client for WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Double click on Host Pool the icon to launch the Remote Desktop. Enter the password and click ok OK.
Install Subscribe Windows RD Client for WVD End User Step by Step Guide 1

NOTE! – SSO is coming soon into RD WVD client. More details here.

  • Remote Desktop will get connected
Subscribe -  Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

How to check the RD Client Update

New versions of Windows RD Client for WVD is automatically updated.

  • Check the version of WVD RD Application – Click on (…) About -> Check for Updates to check whether there any update.
Subscribe -  Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Windows Virtual Desktop

Troubleshooting RD Client for WVD

  • Check the version of WVD RD Application – Click on (…)  -> Update Status – Click on Update Now.
Subscribe -  Install RD Client WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

NOTE! – If there are any error here near update status. You won’t be launch Remote Desktop and Remote Apps

Install Subscribe Windows RD Client for WVD End User Step by Step Guide 2

Shortcuts to Launch Remote Desktops and Apps

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