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  1. Native Scaling capabilities from the ARM Portal

    Integrate the existing Auto Scaling script into the Azure Portal for faster integration. Add more capabilities like scale down to 0 machines. Additionally more options could be added to scale out when a certain number of users have logged on to the Session Hosts.

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  2. Gallery image is not saved in the WVD administration portal

    Only the default gallery images are saved in the WVD portal after the first host server is added to a pool. When you used another image (Windows Server 2016 for example) from the gallery the image selection option is greyed out when you want to add additional servers.

    Please support all gallery images.

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  3. Provide the option to delete domain joined computer object when deleting WVD Session Hosts.

    Provide the option to also delete domain joined computer objects when deleting WVD Session Hosts.

    This is specifically in reference to the computer object created in Active Directory that is left behind when deleting Session Hosts.

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  4. Need Sandbox VM Class - Inexpensive, For Proofs of Concept, Demo

    Looking at WVD, but when researching costs must often be strictly limited. I need to be able to size VMs for configuration and adminstration testing only - little real work - or for just two or three users. Ideally I'd like to be able to configure VMs for exactly what I want, and that cost less than $50/mo.

    2 votes
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  5. Integrate Task Scheduler-based Scaling Script into Azure Automation with Hybrid Runbook Worker

    We should automatically scale session hosts. Currently, such a script is published by Microsoft, but the script must be configured in the task scheduler and have additional VM that runs the scheduled task. We don't like additional VM to reduce costs.
    Therefore, we want an environment that can implement the script without using an additional VM, using Azure Automation with Hybrid Runbook Worker configuration.

    20 votes
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  6. Application enumeration across regions

    The ability to enumerate and aggregate applications across regions would be a great benefit. Currently only ZRS type WVD implementations can be achieved in active / active across 3 zones within a region but some clients would like greater distance separation between redundant sites and the ability to enumerate and aggregate across different implementations across multiple regions would allow great active / active redundancy.

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  7. Ask the end user for a 1-5 star rating of the WVD experience

    Basically the same as Microsoft Teams does. Ask the users if they had a great experience using the WVD service. Collect this information and also expose the answers to partners/customers.

    Peter Selch Dahl - APENTO

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  8. Improve host pool creation workflow and documentation

    I have made this same mistake twice now. When creating a host pool, I've tried to use an Azure AD account named Admin. This passes the validation in the Review + Create stage, but then fails during deployment because this name (among others) is not allowed. However, the deployment only fails after several objects are created, which means I have to delete the objects and start over with a new pool (or else I'll get billed for them). Also the error messages presented during the host pool creation process, whether for this error, domain join failure, or others, are terribly…

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  9. using P2S VPN Software on Session Host

    Can Enterprises use the P2S VPN software installed on the WVD User Sessions to connect to On Prem resources

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  10. The RDS experience tool only shows latency from current location. Need the ability to find best servers for multiple or other locations

    While planning a deployment, your experience tool only shows latency from your current location. I'm in Atlanta so unsurprisingly, "US East" has the lowest rate. However, my final deployment will involve teams in the Ukraine and Manila as well as the U.S. I'd like to see a planning tool that lets me input the number of users planned, their location, and maybe even the planned workload

    For example, if I have a 8 person graphic design team in Estonia needing a power setup and a 5 person content creation team in Manila mainly using Word and not needing as much…

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