Windows 10 Multi-Session

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Hi all,

 

I have recently inherited a project where we are trying to create a single base Windows 10 VM (hosted on a server running Windows Server 2019). The VM is to be built in Hyper-V and accessed by up to 5 thin clients. In order to access the Windows 10 image we have been supplied Microsoft VDA E3 licensing. 

 

My question is this, can we have a single on-premises Windows 10 image hosted in this fashion accessible by the thin clients?

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@Justin_Jones Windows 10 Multi-session can't be used On-prem regardless of VDA licensing (see below).  You can have that one VM be accessed by the 5 thin clients just not at the same time, it would only be 1 session per Win 10 VM.  You would either need 5 Win 10 VMs or a RDSH host.  Depending on what was invested on the Hyper-V host I would investigate just using Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/m365-wvd-intro/).  You can get a pretty small VM hosted in Azure to allow just 5 sessions depending on the work load and you can do Remote App delivery as well with no extra licensing cost you just pay for the Azure hosting costs.

 

"Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session can't run in on-premises production environments because it's optimized for the Windows Virtual Desktop service for Azure. " (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/windows-10-multisession-faq)