NEW FEATURE: Smart card authentication for Windows Virtual Desktop!

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Today, we are excited to announce that Smart card support for Windows Virtual Desktop using KDC proxy has reached General Availability!

 

Smart card authentication is now supported via the use of the KDC proxy service, a key component in the Remote Desktop Services Gateway role in Windows Server 2016 and later.

 

Here is the functionality of how the KDC proxy service is inserted into your Host Pool RDP properties to make your Windows Virtual Desktop Environment even more secure:

 

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KDC Proxy RDP Properties:
This will enable Kerberos authentication for the RDP portion of a WVD session, to include permitting Network Level Authentication without a password.

 

Getting Started:
Configure a Kerberos Key Distribution Center proxy in WVD - Set up Kerberos Key Distribution Center proxy Windows Virtual Desktop 

How to manage the Remote Desktop Services side of the KDC proxy - Deploy RD Gateway role Windows Virtual Desktop

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