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Client Hardware requirement for AVD

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Occasional Contributor

Hi Community

 

I've looked for official statement from Microsoft on hardware requirements for the client machine that needs to access AVD Session Hosts for remote desktops or RemoteApp in production. However, the only resource I could find is this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/overview#requirements

 

Is there something recently released or any specific recommendations from wider community?

 

 

Thanks

Taranjeet Singh

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best response confirmed by Taranjeet Malik (Occasional Contributor)
Solution
I haven't seen anything specific, but it should be low end, most consumer devices you buy should be more than enough, take a look at Thinclient specs as well:

https://support.hp.com/nz-en/document/c05240287

It's probably not AVD performance, but the actual client running Windows etc that you need to worry about, while it does antivirus scans/updates etc. I've used AVD successfully, while my PC was grinding to a halt due to overheating, but Azure Virtual Desktop was still quick etc.

You want something that you if there were performance issues, you could easily exclude either AVD or the Desktop, and can run the host OS comfortably on.