Azure Virtual Desktop Classic vs ARM

This article takes you through some of the differences between Azure Virtual Desktop Classic vs ARM.

Wait a minute, what is ARM? – Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure account. You use management features, like access control, locks, and tags, to secure and organize your resources after deployment.

Azure Virtual Desktop Classic vs ARM

Azure Virtual Desktop Classic (non-ARM)

  • Management GUI not integrated to Azure Portal
  • Dedicated PowerShell Module
  • Limited regional service locations

Azure Virtual Desktop Classic (v2 / ARM-based)

  • Managed in the Azure Portal
  • Managed by AZ PowerShell module
  • Azure AD group integration
  • Improved ARM integrated logging and monitoring leveraging Log Analytics
  • Improved session troubleshooting
  • Azure Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Managed RDP settings such as clipboard or drive redirection in the Azure Portal
  • Support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager / Intune

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Andrew Morpethhttps://ucgeek.co/author/amorpeth/
Andrew is a Modern Workplace Consultant specialising in Microsoft technologies based in Auckland, New Zealand; Andrew is a Director and Professional Services Manager at Lucidity Cloud Services and a Microsoft MVP.

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Andrew Morpethhttps://ucgeek.co/author/amorpeth/
Andrew is a Modern Workplace Consultant specialising in Microsoft technologies based in Auckland, New Zealand; Andrew is a Director and Professional Services Manager at Lucidity Cloud Services and a Microsoft MVP.

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