Configure apps for users

Now we have a host pool and workspace that we can use to deploy a remote app. Let's create a RemoteApp application group to share an application to a different user in the organization.

To complete the exercise, you'll need the credentials for a different non-administrative user account that's in Active Directory.

Create and assign remote applications

Step 1: Basics

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Use the search box to find Windows Virtual Desktop.

  3. Select Application groups > Add.

  4. Select the subscription, resource group, host pool, and application type.

    Screenshot of the application groups basics tab filled out using values from table.

    Field Description
    Subscription Subscription where you want the app group to run
    Resource group Resource group you've created for Windows Virtual Desktop resources
    Host pool wvd-host-pool-1
    Application group type RemoteApp
    Application group name RemoteApp1
  5. Select Next: Assignments.

Step 2: Assignments

  1. Select Add Azure AD users or user groups.

    Screenshot of the assignments tab with Add Azure AD users or user groups highlighted.

  2. Select single or multiple users or you can select user groups.

  3. Select Next: Applications.

Step 3: Applications

  1. Select Add applications.

    Screenshot of the applications tab with add applications highlighted.

  2. Use the information in the following table to help you add an application. Accept the rest of the default values where not listed in the table.

    Screenshot that shows WordPad selected.

    Field Value
    Application source Start menu
    Application WordPad
    Display name WordPad
  3. Select Next: Workspace.

Step 3: Workspace

  1. For Register application group, select Yes.

    Screenshot that shows workspace tab with yes selected.

  2. Select Review + create.

  3. Review what you've entered and select Create.

Verify access to application

  1. Go to the Windows Virtual Desktop web client.
  2. Sign in by using the user credentials for the user you assigned to the RemoteApp application group.
  3. You should see the application in the workspace.