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.
Subscribe -  Install RD Client for WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop
Subscribe – Install RD Client for WVD – Windows Virtual Desktop

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 1

Shortcuts to Launch Remote Desktops and Apps

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