Unified Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Integration

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Starting from RAS v.18,  Parallels Remote Application Server is compatible with Microsoft WVD.

From Parallels RAS you may configure, scale and use WVD environment.

Prerequisites 

In order Parallels RAS to be able to configure and use Microsoft WVD you need to configure some prerequisites:

  1. An Azure Tenant ID
  2. An Azure subscription with sufficient credit 
  3. Active Directory: Connection to an AD is required so either a VMs with a Domain Controller should be accessible or Azure AD Domain Services (Azure AD DS) + a VPN tunnel to an on premise  environment.
  4. The necessary Microsoft Azure resource providers must be enabled, including Microsoft.ResourceGraph, Microsoft.Resources, Microsoft.Compute, Microsoft.Network, Microsoft.DesktopVirtualization
  5. Create a Microsoft Azure AD Application: Go to Azure Portal-> Azure Active Directory-> App Registration-> New registration.
    Go to Certificates and secrets-> Add New client secret. Do not forget to save the client secret.

       
       

                 

                

               

               

              

 

Configuration

1. Enable WVD Management:

          

2. Go to Ras Console-> Farm-> Windows Virtual Desktop:

5. Create a workspace in Workspace tab or pick up an existing one:

6. Create a WVD Host Pool:

         

7. You may create a template from the same wizard as a Host Pool or manually from Templates tab. These are the main parameters you need to configure:

8. If needed you may add hosts to static host pools from Hosts tab.

9. Publish a Desktop or an Application from an appropriate Host Pool.


Note, based on Microsoft policies it is not possible to publish Desktops and Applications from the same Host Pools.

Client side

To launch an application client machine should be met the following requirements should be met:
Client side minimum requirements for WVD.
 

Note: WVD published resources are only shown in Parallels Client for Windows (Basic or Full). Other Parallels Clients or Parallels Client for Windows installed on Server OS or access through HTML5 will NOT show WVD published resources.

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