Configuring Cloud Cache
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This course will help you implement and manage FSLogix on Azure Virtual Desktop and allow you to understand how it integrates with other Azure services. It covers what FSLogix is, how to deploy it, and how to configure its various features.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan for FSLogix
  • Install and configure FSLogix
  • Configure profile containers
  • Configure cloud cache
  • Migrate user profiles to FSLogix

Intended Audience

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


To get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of Azure administration, however, this is not essential.


Welcome to this module on configuring cloud cache. We will cover the following topics in this module: we'll complete a walk-through demo of configuring Cloud Cache with FSLogix for profile containers. Here we are logged into our Windows 10 session host where we will be configuring the environment for the profile container, but this time we are going to use Cloud Cache for SMB. As we did in the previous demo where we configured a standard profile container, we open up the registry and navigate to the same location. HKey Local Machine, then software, FSLogix and profiles.

If we right-click in the center window, select new and then DWORD 32-bit value. Enter the word Enabled for the value, and set the value data to 1, as we did before. And as we did before, we right-click in the center window again, select new, and this time we want to choose a multi-string value. This time however we call it CCDLocations and need to enter a different string that looks like this: type=smb,connectionString=// and your file path of your file store. This is using the SMB protocol and telling the system that the location for this Cloud cache provider is that specific location and folder. If you want to add multiple provider details, you simple separate them with a semicolon. You can configure Cloud Cache for Office Containers and for Azure Page Blob.

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.