AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options

Let’s discuss AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup and Default Connection URL Options. I have already shared a manual way of subscribing to AVD feeds. You can read Azure Virtual Desktop RD Client Subscription Options For AVD.

Microsoft recently announced AVD auto registration policies for the insider version of RD client using Microsoft Endpoint Management (MEM) Intune policies. However, while writing this post, I couldn’t find more detailed documentation on this topic from Microsoft.

AVD ARM-based solution uses the following URL Auto Feed Registration for a subscription. This information is https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery (for AVD). This is required in a particular scenario where your subscribe option is working.

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NOTE! – You can learn MEM Intune from the following video series – 63 Episodes of Free Intune Training for Device Management Admins.

AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup

Now, it’s time to look into the actual Intune policy configuration for AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup and the actual policy called Default Connection URL (user).

NOTE! – I assumed you already have appropriate access rights to Endpoint Manager (Intune). Otherwise, you won’t be able to complete the following activity.

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  • Login to Endpoint Manager Intune portal https://endpoint.microsoft.com/#home
  • Try to navigate through Devices -> Windows -> Configuration profiles.
  • Click on +Create Profile.
  • Select Windows 10 and Later as platform.
  • Select Settings Catalog from Profile Type.
  • Click on Create button.
WVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options |  Auto Subscription Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options | Auto Subscription Options

Enter the Name of the policy – AVD Auto Feed Registration.
Enter the DescriptionSet AVD Auto Feed Registration Policy.
Click on the Next button.

AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options

NOTE! – Settings catalog – With the settings catalog, you can choose which settings you want to configure. Click on Add settings to browse or search the catalog for the settings you want to configure.

Click on the +Settings button to continue.

AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options

Enter “remote desktop” in the search field and click on the search button.

Click on RemoteApp and Desktop Connections from Browser by category.

Select the option called Specify default connection URL (user) from Setting name.

WVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options |  Auto Subscription Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options | Auto Subscription Options

You can see this policy is coming from Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > RemoteApp and Desktop Connections administrative template.

Specify default connection URL (user) – Click on toggle button Enable the policy.

You need to AVD RDS feed in the option called – specify the Default Connection URL: (User).

NOTE! – I think these text details are coming from previous group policy settings. So, I don’t think this is very accurate in terms of AVD. This policy setting specifies the default connection URL for RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.

The default connection URL is a specific connection that can only be configured by using Group Policy. In addition to the capabilities that are common to all connections, the default connection URL allows document file types to be associated with RemoteApp programs.

NOTE! – RemoteApp programs installed through RemoteApp and Desktop Connections from an untrusted server can compromise the security of a user’s account. This setting is only available to Windows Insiders.

WVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options |  Auto Subscription Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options | Auto Subscription Options

Assignment of AVD Intune Policy for Auto Feed Subscription

This is the phase where you need to decide whether this policy should go to which set of users or devices. I think it’s better to deploy this policy to the user’s group because this is a user-based policy.

Click on +Add groups and select the Azure AD user Group to deploy the Intune policy for AVD feed auto subscription. In this example, I have added TestUserGroup, as you can see in the below screenshot.
You can proceed further by clicking on Next and Next (scope page).

AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options | Auto Subscription Options
AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup | Default Connection URL Options | Auto Subscription Options

Click on Review + Create to complete the creation and assignment process of the AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy.

Client Side

I have not tested the client-side scenario. Because this scenario is not supported yet for any existing RD client versions? Have you tested this, let me know in the comments?

With the auto-subscription option, users don’t have to add a feed. Instead, they might need to add the required details when MFA is enabled.

Troubleshooting Options

The following posts might help you troubleshoot issues related to the Intune Settings catalog (and, in general, Intune troubleshooting).

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5 thoughts on “AVD Auto Feed Registration Intune Policy Setup Default Connection URL Options”

    • Hello – I have seen this working (the manual way) without any DNS changes for an enterprise. But you need to use two-factor authentication if you have enabled the same. I think the referenced document is basically for RD Server components?

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