Configuring Apps on a Session Host in Azure Virtual Desktop

An important aspect of any Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) environment is having the ability to configure and manage applications on a session host. This includes having multiple methods of deploying applications, managing applications, and troubleshooting any issues related to applications within AVD. Ensuring applications are deployed correctly within your environment is an important factor in giving the end-user a good experience when they are using Azure Virtual Desktop. This course will help you to deploy applications and allow you to streamline your Azure Virtual Desktop experience.  

Learning Objectives

  • Configure dynamic application delivery by using MSIX app attach
  • Implement Application Masking
  • Deploy an application as a remote app
  • Implement and manage OneDrive for Business for a multi-session environment
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Teams AV redirect
  • Implement and manage browsers and internet access for Azure Virtual Desktop sessions
  • Create and configure an application group
  • Troubleshoot application issues related to Azure Virtual Desktop

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to become an Azure Virtual Desktop Specialist and/or anyone preparing for the AZ-140 exam.


To get the most from this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of Azure administration, but this is not essential.


Hello and welcome to this course on installing and configuring applications on a session host. My name is Shabba Azdah and I'll be your instructor for this course. I am an Azure Virtual Desktop specialist and I've been working in the Microsoft Cloud services for several years. Specifically with Azure Virtual Desktop since its inception and multiple Azure-focused certifications. My contact information is available on the screen. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns, and I'll be happy to discuss these with you. For any other issues, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to One of our Cloud experts will follow up with you.

This course is intended for anyone planning to take the Azure Virtual Desktop specialty exam and anyone interested in learning how to deploy an Azure Virtual Desktop environment. By the end of this course, you will have knowledge on configuring dynamic application delivery by using MSIX app attach, implementing application masking, deploying an application as a remote app, implementing and managing One Drive for business for a multi-session environment, implementing and managing Microsoft teams AV redirect, implementing and managing browsers and internet access for Azure Virtual Desktop, creating and configuring an application group, troubleshooting application issues related to Azure Virtual Desktop.

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About the Author

Shabaz Darr is a Senior Infrastructure Specialist at Netcompany based in the UK. He has 15 years plus experience working in the IT industry, 7 of those he has spent working with Microsoft Cloud Technologies in general, with a focus on MEM and IaaS. Shabaz is a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility with certifications in Azure Administration and Azure Virtual Desktop. During his time working with Microsoft Cloud, Shabaz has helped multiple public and private sector clients in the UK with designing and implementing secure Azure Virtual Desktop environments.