WVD First Login User Experience

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I'm using the Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, Version 2004 - Gen1 market place image and i'm surprised at how bad the first login user experience is.

First you need to login to Teams.

Then into OneDrive.

Then Outlook.

Then Activate Office which requires to enter in your email and password.

Plus the following popups to accept license agreement, privacy, diagnostics data and experiences.


Is there anyway to disable these or configure them using group policy so the user doesn't have to spend the first 5 minutes getting the Microsoft 365 Apps configured?

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@Mark Aldridge 

Do you have AD Connect in your environment and Single Sign-on enabled?

When you installed Office 365, did you enable autoactivate in the XML configuration file (assuming you used the Office Deployment Tool to install Office)?

You can enable silent sign-in for OneDrive, have you enabled this (either in registry or through GPO)?

Outlook should first prompt the user to setup a mail profile, but it should detect the user's email address so they just need to click a button.


I recommend you read the docs for installing Teams on WVD: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/teams-on-wvd and installing Office and OneDrive (per-machine install) on WVD: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/install-office-on-wvd-master-image

Also some further information regarding auto profile creation in Outlook using ZeroConfigExchange


Thanks for the response.


We are using AD connect with seamless SSO.


I've tried with and without the AUTOACTICATE option but I see that the market place image for Windows 10 2004 and Microsoft 365 Apps didn't have this set.


I've installed OneDrive using the per-machine option and configured with auto sign-in option without any luck.


Outlook detects the users email address when creating their profile but then I get promoted to activate which required manually entering their email address. Then you have to accept a number of prompts.


@Mark AldridgeYou may need to hybrid-join the WVD hosts. This is what I've done and OneDrive silent sign-in works.  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/use-silent-account-configuration


In regards to Office activation, I add VM from the Windows 10 multi-session image without Office pre-installed and just install Office manually using the Office Deployment Tool. Then after installing other apps and settings, I capture the image and use this custom image to deploy new session hosts.

So yes it could be a behaviour of how Office has been installed in that image in the marketplace.