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Chris Calaf
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What is the preferred method of creating custom images for WVD? Should we use an unmanged image and store the VHD in a storage account or create a VM with a managed disk and capture if after we run sysprep. If use a managed disk and capture the image, what is the method of updating the master image? Create a new VM from the image, update then re capture? 

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@Chris Calaf  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/set-up-customize-master-image

 

Did you take a look at this documentation? I think it should answer your questions.

I've tried both and both seem to work ok for creating the master image. Updating the image after this though isn't slick though. This will hopefully become irrelevant to a certain extent when msix app attach becomes available.

@Pavithra Thiruvengadam Thank you. I have reviewed the document and decided on the capture approach using the vm from the gallery, customizing it then creating the image using the capture feature. Is there a benefit from using the multi-user version of Windows 10 to create a the VM for WVD even though I never plan on using the multi-user features? 

@Chris Calaf 

 

You should take a look at Azure Image Builder.

I wrote a blog post about how to use it, you can check it out here: https://roeleverink.nl/Building-WVD-Images/

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