Aug 04 2021 02:48 PM
Aug 04 2021 02:48 PM
I'm trying to provision one of these devices. My business is pretty much 100% virtual. I don't have or need local server. But I've hit a wall trying to provision my "Cloud PC" when the device fails to connect to because "hybrid Azure AD connectivity check failed." And that I should "make sure that Azure AD Connect is working and syncing."
I know that AADC is for connecting and syncing an on-prem AD to Azure AD services. But, if I don't have a local on-prem AD, given that my environment is virtual, what do I do?
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Aug 05 2021 09:01 AM
@Eric Orman Thanks for the quick reply, but my business works a lot with healthcare businesses. I need to show proof of HIPAA and cybersec compliance. Moving to Business doesn't seem give me that capability. I lose Intune device management and significant cybersec control. From my interpretation, Business also reduces the value my Win10 Enterprise and M365 E5 licenses.
If MSFT can set up these cloud PCs without AADC on the Business tier, why have they restricted this capability on the Enterprise tier? It seems counterintuitive to have less functionality. I hope they are reading these comments and will address this soon. I can't continue to test viability of this program until it's fixed.
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Aug 12 2021 09:26 AM
@imariaguila - Are you able to run a Windows Server 2016 (or later) machine in your environment? My understanding is that the domain controllers don't need to run Windows Server 2016, only the server or servers (for redundancy) that you install Azure AD Connect on must.
Is that still a limiting factor for you?
Aug 26 2021 02:28 AM
Aug 27 2021 01:27 PM
Hi @Tom Davison, business version has less cybersecurity controls and less Intune capability. I need a highly secure, SOC2-like capability. It's why I moved everything but desktops to the cloud. And why I was attracted to virtualizing my desktops to the cloud, too. Unfortunately, "Business" edition doesn't support those needs.