Category Archives: Windows 365

Windows 365

Cloud PC Usage Report With PowerShell

By | June 27, 2022

Knowing how often users connect to their Cloud PC gives you an idea if they are using it or not. From here, you can investigate if there is a reason for a user not to use the Cloud PC as first intended. Ultimately you can track down the users who no longer need a Cloud PC and can save that license cost. as you might know, there is no built-in usage report in the MEM portal. Therefore I have cooperated with Donna Ryan on a PowerShell script that will gather information about login count over a period and the last login date.

Resize group-based licensed Cloud PC with PowerShell

By | June 4, 2022

Resizing a Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC is very easy and can be done directly within the MEM portal. I like this feature and how seamless it’s working. However, we cannot resize our Cloud PC if we have assigned the license through group-based licensing.
Group-based licensing is a must to gain better visibility and control of your licenses. Therefore it’s a big issue if you ask me.
This article will showcase the PowerShell script I have created to resize group-based licensed Cloud PC.

Hyper-V and nested virtualization on your Cloud PC

By | April 8, 2022

Many types of people are using virtualization on local devices. For organizations that use Windows 365 Enterprise, Nested virtualization is now available. This empowers users to create virtual instances on their Cloud PC as they would on their local device. Users can use the following systems with this new feature:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
  • Windows Subsystem for Android
  • Sandbox
  • Hyper-V

In this article, I will go through the requirement for nested virtualization on Cloud PC and how to get started with it by enabling Hyper-V.

Change google search language in your CloudPC

By | February 3, 2022

Google country redirection is very annoying when having the virtual machine in another country than your users. Services like google detect the users’ location (internet breakout) and redirect them to a language page based on that. he issue is not within Windows 365 / CloudPC. Google redirects users based on where it thinks users are coming from (Internet breakout). Imagine the virtual machine are located in West Europe (Netherlands), then Google will display everything in Dutch.

Non-admin users are unable to restart their Cloud PC from Windows

By | January 21, 2022

When a user is logged into their Cloud PC, non-admin users cannot see the Restart button in the power menu. Therefore they can only restart their Cloud PC from the Windows 365 web interface. I don’t think this is an issue if users only use the Windows 365 web interface. However, I see a “user experience” issue if they are using the Remote Desktop Client instead.

Manage local resource redirection in Windows 365

By | January 9, 2022

Redirecting local resources such as printers and local drives can be helpful for users to work properly and more efficient. Users can choose which local resources they would like to redirect. There might be reasons to prevent redirection of printers, clipboards, audio, etc.
Let’s look at what options are available and how we, as administrators, can manage them.

Get started with Windows 365 and PowerShell

By | December 29, 2021

If you manage Active Directory, Windows Server deployment, or something else, PowerShell is an essential tool to master. When it comes to Windows 365, there is no difference. The capability to deploy or get information on environments is handy, especially if you want to automate something.
This article will go through how to get information about your Windows 365 environment with PowerShell. But how is it possible when there is no PowerShell module for Windows 365?

Windows 365 custom image management

By | December 21, 2021

To create an Azure Managed image, you have to “Generalize” the VM. once it’s Generalized, it will become unusable. You have to create a new VM and begin from scratch if any changes are needed. You can create a temporary VM to resolve this, but it doesn’t come without some flaws.