Secure a Windows Virtual Desktop deployment

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Windows Virtual Desktop

Introduction to Microsoft security capabilities that can help keep your applications and data secure in your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Secure the user identity that can access the Windows Virtual Desktop environment.
  • Use AppLocker to secure the accessed desktop.


  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Azure services such as core Azure compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Azure operational concepts, such as monitoring, logging, and alerting.
  • Familiarity with Windows Virtual Desktop.
  • Knowledge of security concepts at a fundamental level.
  • An Azure subscription to enable a Windows Virtual Desktop deployment by using setup scripts.
  • The Remote Desktop app for Windows. If you're using an operating system other than Windows, download the appropriate Remote Desktop client by using the links in the Remote Desktop clients article.