VPN clients on AVD

fernando freitas 1 Reputation point

Good night people,

I have a situation that maybe you can help me.

I have a HostPool with AVD for some advanced users who need to connect to VPN's from other locations to do some work.

I use HostPool Pooled, where multiple users use the same multisession VM.

The problem is: when a user uses a VPN on a client (OpenVPN or Forticlient) another user cannot use the same client.

Is there any workaround?

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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,637 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @fernando freitas

    The use of VPN software in Azure VMs is generally not recommended as it can cause the VM to lose network connection.
    Windows 10 multi session is very likely not supported by any of the major VPN software vendors as their software expect to be used exclusively by one user per device. So, you might want to try personal VMs and use split tunnel configuration to maintain the VM network connection to azure and the AVD endpoints.

    Let me know if you have further questions.

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  2. Arvind Sindhu 6 Reputation points

    Can you confirm if you are using latest Checkpoint client on VM ?

    I was facing similar issues & installing Checkpoint harmony client E84.50 resolved the issue. I think minimum version required is E84.20

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  3. testuser7 271 Reputation points

    Hi @Arvind Sindhu

    So you are saying you were able to install Checkpoint harmony client E84.50 and establish the full-tunnel VPN with your on-prem datacenter ??

    What was the VM in AVD i.e., pooled or personal ??

  4. testuser7 271 Reputation points

    Thanks @Arvind Sindhu This was very helpful. So yours was personal vm from AVD. Meaning one user at any time and hence one session at any point of time. I believe it was windows10 multi-session OS . Am I right ? Appreciate your help.

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