Secure an Azure Virtual Desktop deployment

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft 365
Azure Virtual Desktop

Learn about the Microsoft security capabilities that help keep your applications and data secure in your Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop deployment.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Secure the user identity that can access the Azure Virtual Desktop environment.
  • Use AppLocker to secure the accessed desktop.


  • An Azure account with an active subscription
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Azure services such as core Azure compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Azure operational concepts, such as monitoring, logging, and alerting.
  • Familiarity with Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Knowledge of security concepts at a fundamental level.
  • The Remote Desktop app for Windows. If you're using an operating system other than Windows, download the appropriate Remote Desktop client by using the links in the Remote Desktop clients article.