Overview

If you are wanting to deliver apps in Windows Virtual Desktop to your end users with the help of AppsAnywhere, you will need to link it with a Windows Virtual Desktop environment. In this article, we will discover how to create a new connection to a Windows Virtual Desktop environment.

Creating the connection

Navigate to the Manage Windows Virtual Desktop Environments page:
  1. Log into AppsAnywhere as an admin user

  2. Click on Return to Admin to access the AppsAnywhere admin portal

  3. On the sidebar menu, go to Connectors > Windows Virtual Desktop Environments

Here you will see a full list of the Windows Virtual Desktop environments AppsAnywhere is linked to. 

   4. Click on the Add button on the top right of the page

Enter the details of your Windows Virtual Desktop environment:

Form Field Name

Explanation

Expected Value

Example

Name

A friendly name for the connection.

You can call the connection anything you want.

My Windows Virtual Desktop Environment

WVD Tenant ID

The WVD Tenant ID is the ID assigned to a Windows Virtual Desktop tenant by the Azure platform.

The Tenant ID can be found by following the instructions in the Adding a Windows Virtual Desktop Environment#Finding the WVD Tenant ID section.

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Feed Url

The Feed URL allows Windows Virtual Desktop to discover the available resources and is required to be input by the user when configuring their local Windows Virtual Desktop client.

The Feed URL will be provided to the user when they are launching a Windows Virtual Desktop delivery method.

There are several possible values for the Feed URL, each of these values and in scenario in which to use each one is outlined in the following Microsoft documentation page.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/connect-windows-7-10#subscribe-with-a-url

https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/api/arm/feeddiscovery

Web client URL

The Web client URL gives access to Windows Virtual Desktop resources from a web browser without the lengthy installation process, this location is where the user is directed when launching a Windows Virtual Desktop Delivery Method via the HTML5 client.

There are several possible values for the Web client URL, each of these values and in scenario in which to use each one is outlined in the following Microsoft documentation page.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/connect-web#access-remote-resources-feed

https://rdweb.wvd.microsoft.com/arm/webclient

Finding the WVD Tenant ID

Finding the Tenant ID requires a machine which has the WVD client configured. This means that the WVD client must be installed and set up, to set up Windows Virtual Desktop on a windows device follow these steps.

  1. Locate and launch Windows Virtual Desktop client

  2. When the client opens you may be asked to sign in with your university account

Once the WVD client has been configured, go to the %localappdata%\rdclientwpf\ folder. In this folder you will find a file named ISubscription.json, within this file you will find the Tenant ID for each of the Windows Virtual Desktop feeds the current user account is subscribed to; searching for TenantId will allow you to quickly find the configured Tenants and the ID required for the AppsAnywhere environment. Where there are multiple Tenant IDs listed the Title key alongside each Tenant ID can be used to identify the required one.


Save the connection

Once you have entered all of the relevant details of the connection, hit the button

You will then be sent back to the Viewing Windows Virtual Desktop Environments page, where you should see your new connection and the following message: 

That's it!