Installing WSL2 on an Azure Virtual Desktop


I have an Azure Virtual Desktop VM that is running on the Standard F8s v2 (8 vcpus, 16 GiB memory) SKU with the Windows (Windows 10 Enterprise) operating system. I am trying to install WSL2 on it and have followed the online documentation including:

  • Running wsl --install
  • Ensuring the Virtual Machine Platform feature is installed
  • Restarting many times
  • Confirming that my SKU is a valid SKU for nested virtualization Each time I launch the Ubuntu terminal, I get this error: Please enable the Virtual Machine Platform Windows feature and ensure virtualization is enabled in the BIOS. For information please visit Any advice on what I could be missing?
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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,637 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Anonymous Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    Please check this documentation and ensure that your chosen Azure VM size supports nested virtualization:

    The ones marked with *** are Hyper-threaded and capable of running nested virtualization. I am not seeing F8s in this document as supporting nested virtualization.

    Please check and let me know in the comments. Thanks.

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  2. Dimitris Katsios 0 Reputation points

    Any solution for this? I have the same issue.