Deploy Horizon Cloud on Azure – Part 4: Deploy Windows 10 Multi-Session Host Image

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Part 1 – Azure Environment Preparation

Part 2 – Deploy Horizon Cloud Infrastructure 

Part 3 – Configure General Settings

Part 4 – Deploy Windows 10 Multi-Session Host Image – (This Post)


Previously we have configured Azure, Deployed a Horizon Cloud pod, and Integrated with Active Directory. But now for the main amazeballs, deploying Windows 10 multi-session hosts with Horizon o/.

So what is a Windows 10 Multi-Session host I hear you ask? Let’s see what Microsoft has to say on the matter.

Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, formerly known as Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops (EVD), is a new Remote Desktop Session Host that allows multiple concurrent interactive sessions. Previously, only Windows Server could do this. This capability gives users a familiar Windows 10 experience while IT can benefit from the cost advantages of multi-session and use existing per-user Windows licensing instead of RDS Client Access Licenses (CALs)

Oooof, so what does that mean for us? It means we can enjoy the full Windows 10 desktop experience whilst offering user to server consolidation ratios that you could only expect to find when using a Remote Desktop Session Host.

Why is that good? It means that you can

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