Custom Domain and Users

rainbow_guy 41 Reputation points


I am creating AVD for some users. Setting up:

  • Azure DC vm

I would like to know if am signed up with M365 business basic and my users are already registered in Azure AD, then how do I setup the DC for those users? Do I need to delete these Azure AD accounts and create them in the DC to sync back to the AAD?

Also, I am already using a registered custom domain for the M365, Can we use same for the custom domain for AVD? Adding the verification for that custom domain Name server wont mess up things?


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  1. rainbow_guy 156 Reputation points

    Hi Tim

    Thanks for the reply.

    Think you got most of it covered. One thing though, say I have userA registered directly in Azure AD. Do we need to delete it and create userA in DC, then sync back?

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  1. Tim Anderson 16 Reputation points

    Not sure I have the answer to all your questions but note a few things:

    You need M365 Business Premium to be licensed for AVD

    Normally AVD needs old-style domain-joined VMS. This can be Azure AD Domain Services (essentially a read-only DC) or on-premises DC via VPN.

    If you are using AD Connect then yes your AVD users will need to be logged into the DC not cloud-only users.

    However there is a new option in preview for AVD without a DC but Azure AD joined. In this case the DC requirement is removed.


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