AVD with Server 2019 Datacenter

Vassilis Klissouras 61 Reputation points

Hello, I set up an AVD with Server 2019 Datacenter image. When I log in I get a warning about rds expiring in 119 days. The Server doen not need a gateway. I will only be logging in through the new remote desktop client (rdweb). So I think I do not need rds. Can i unistall the rds role? Any other ideas? Thank you.

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Azure Virtual Desktop
A Microsoft desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Azure. Previously known as Windows Virtual Desktop.
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  1. Alan Kinane 16,796 Reputation points MVP

    If you are using Windows Server as the guest OS then you will need RDS CALs even if you are using Azure Virtual Desktop, the licensing model for Windows Server still requires RDS CALs. See here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/virtual-desktop/


    If you use Windows 10/11 instead then the licensing would be based on user's Microsoft 365 license plan.

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