Windows 10 Image Series – Part 3.1 – Deploy test VM

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 3.1! This is a blog which describes how you can deploy a VM from your newly created Shared Image Gallery Image via Bicep. Prerequisites Part 1, 2 & … Read more

Windows 11 SKU’s for Automation

Need to upgrade your Windows 11 Sku’s in your automation like Packer, Azure Image Builder or manual Bicep/ARM Templates? Use these tables below in order to find the correct information for your scripts. I will list the Windows 11 SKU’s for these versions: Windows 11 PRO ZH-CN – Gen2 Windows 11 PRO N – Gen2 … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 6 – YAML/Bicep SessionHost Deployment

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 6! We built the image, but I would like to show you another sessionhost deployment type. The type where YAML and Bicep are used to create the sessionhost. … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 5 – YAML Image Build Pipeline

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 5! We built the image, deployed a sessionhost in the previous parts. Next up is converting the Image Pipeline to YAML Pipelines. In addition, YAML pipelines hold all … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 4 – Deploy SessionHost Powershell

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 4! We built the image in the past parts. It’s now time to actually built hostpools from our image. So, part 4 is about building hostpools! Prerequisites Part … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 3 – Shared Image Gallery

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 3! Part 3 is about the Shared Image Gallery. This is a service within Microsoft Azure to publish images and we are publishing our managed image in the … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 2 – Artifacts and Applications

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 2! Part 2 is about artifacts. Uploading the image variables to an artifact, uploading applications to an artifact, downloading applications from the artifacts and creating artifact feeds. Prerequisites … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 1 – Create The VM

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 1! Part 1 is about building the Windows 10 machine, sysprepping it and creating an image from it. Prerequisites There are some prerequisites. Firstly, I am assuming that … Read more

Powershell Function for Creating WVD Hostpools

I have written a Powershell Function which I use for Creating WVD Hostpools. Instead of clicking through the portal you now can create multiple hostpools by running this function. Prerequisites An Azure subscription The Azure subscription needs to be prepared for WVD deployment Install Powershell Modules (This is listed in the blog) Powershell Function This … Read more

WVD Create HostPool

This is a blogpost about how to create a WVD HostPool. I demonstrate two methods. The GUI based method and the Powershell method. In addition, you can also create the Hostpool via an ARM template but that’s a topic for another time. The GUI based method Firstly, log on to Microsoft Azure. After that, go … Read more