One aspect of managing Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is keeping it up-to-date. One strategy is periodically building a “golden” image and re-deploying AVD session host VMs using the updated image. In this post, we’ll use Packer and GitHub Actions to build a Windows 11 image and push it to Azure.
Infrastructure as Code
With Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), you can deliver secure Windows 11 desktops and environments anywhere. It’s pretty easy to deploy and scale. You can provide a coherent user experience from any end-user device and reduce costs by leveraging Windows 11 multi-session licensing. This tutorial will guide you through setting up AVD with AADDS using Terraform.
I wanted to revisit this topic for a while because the previous guide I wrote about setting up Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AADDS) with Terraform is outdated. However, the article still attracts around 100 visitors per month. People also keep downloading the deprecated Terraform module I created. Time to set things right!