Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2

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Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2

Let’s understand the end-user experience for RD client subscription options in this post. We’ve different subscription options for different WVD versions/updates (A.K.A WVD v1 and v2). The default option (subscribe button) is to have an arm based subscription and that is for WVD v2 2020 spring update.

If you are early adopters of WVD, then you might have to make the users aware of the correct options of RD client subscription. Otherwise, it’s going to create many support tickets.

RD Client Subscription Options for WVD

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

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 WVD (WVD v1), the user needs to click on Subscribe with URL.
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
  • Copy the Workspace URL for WVD 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 WVD v2 Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery. This is required in a particular scenario where your subscribe option is working.

Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
  • Click on Next button
    • Wait until you get a message
      • We found workspaces at the following URLs.
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
  • Enter the Azure AD User Name and Password.
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2
Windows Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options for WVD v1 v2

Results – RD Client Subscription Options

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

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