Edit Windows Virtual Desktop Properties in the Azure Portal

In one of our most popular blog posts on Device Advice, we go over how to Enable Audio and Video Redirection for Windows Virtual Desktop by using PowerShell to change the properties. Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) now makes this even easier – because there’s a pane in Azure to change the properties!

Start by opening the Windows Virtual Desktop pane in the Azure Portal: https://portal.azure.com/#blade/Microsoft_Azure_WVD/WvdManagerMenuBlade/overview

Select Host Pools > Your host pool > Properties > and RDP Properties:

WVD RDP Properties

For Audio & Video redirection, we’ll need the following properties:

  • audiocapturemode:i:1 enables audio capture from the local device and redirects audio applications in the remote session.
  • audiomode:i:0 plays audio on the local computer.
  • camerastoredirect:s:* redirects all cameras.
WVD Custom Properties

But just like before, you can add in any of the supported RDP settings from this Microsoft Docs page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/rdp-files

Once you click save – that’s all! Much easier than before with the same result. Just remember that this requires the WVD Desktop Client, because it’s not supported over HTML5. Happy video chatting! ?

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3 Responses

  1. edgar says:

    I don’t have a host pool, of my virtual machine, could you help me please.

    • Janusz says:

      If you’re not seeing any host pools, it’s either that you haven’t deployed Azure Virtual Desktop or that you previously configured it via PowerShell (pre-release of the AVD pane). I’m not sure there’s any migration instructions but you’ll need to recreate the AVD deployment in the Azure Portal to see the host pools there.

  1. September 1, 2020

    […] Microsoft recently updated Teams to make it even easier to use audio/video within WVD! While the blog post below may still be useful, check out our more recent post on Enabling Audio and Video for Microsoft Teams on Windows Virtual Desktop using Media Optimizations. If you prefer using Audio & Video Redirection instead of Media Optimizations, you can now even configure that without PowerShell (if you created your tenant via the Azure Portal). Check out that post here: Edit Windows Virtual Desktop Properties in the Azure Portal […]

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