MSIX packages with AADDS and Azure Files

Florian Eber 21 Reputation points


i tried to add a msix package to a host pool in my azure virtual desktop. The package is located in Azure Files and permission for the session host and user is set.
The Azure Files are connected to my Azure Active Directory Domain Service and also to the virtual machines.


When i try to add the path of the msix package from my file share, i get an error.


Is it even possible to add a msix package to a AADDS or is it only with normal AAD possible?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points

    Hello @Florian Eber

    Have you tried putting the VHD on a different drive, for example C drive? I believe it was not recommended to manually add files into the VHD that are not part of the MSIX, That breaks the validity of the MSIX package and we will report no valid MSIX is present. I would recommend that on 1 of your machines you create a c:\share folder. Share it to everyone (read) put the package there and pass the path \shares\<name of msix image>

    Hope this helps with your query,

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  2. Tom Mason 6 Reputation points

    "Can I use Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) with MSIX app attach?
    MSIX app attach doesn't currently support Azure AD DS. Because Azure AD DS computer objects aren't synchronized to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), the administrator can't provide the required role-based access control (RBAC) permissions for Azure Files."

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