How to Deploy your ‘Cloud-Only’ RDS environment – Part 1

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In the next two blogposts I want to describe how you can create a cloud-only RDS environment with using as much Azure PaaS services as possible. In these two blogposts I want to focus on setting up a RDS environment based on Windows Server 2016 and using Azure AD Domain Services, Azure AD Application Proxy and Azure SQL Database. The support for these Azure PaaS services is added in Windows Server 2016. So this blogpost is not compatible with earlier versions of RDS. This blogpost will focus on setting up the virtual networks, virtual network peering and the Azure Active Directory including Domain Services. The second blogpost will focus on deploying the RDS environment in this newly created environment.
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Publish your RDS environment with Azure AD Application Proxy – Part 3

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This is the last blogpost in the series of publishing your RDS environment with Azure AD Application Proxy. In the first post of this series I’ve described the steps needed to configure Azure AD Application Proxy pass-through authentication to publish a RDS environment. In the second post of this series I’ve focused on pre-authentication and explained the steps needed to configure pre-authentication for a RDS environment. In this last part of the series I’m focusing on High Availability of both the RD Web and RD Gateway roles and the Azure AD Application Proxy. I’m ending the series with sharing some excellent guidance provided by Microsoft of designing your Azure AD Application Proxy environment.
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Publish your RDS environment with Azure AD Application Proxy – Part 2

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This blogpost is the second part in the series about publishing your RDS environment with Azure AD Application Proxy. In the first part of the series I’ve described the improvements made to RDS 2016 and the basic configuration of Azure AD Application Proxy for publishing both the RDWeb and RD Gateway role. In the first part we’ve configured pass-through authentication, this blogpost will cover all the changes needed to configure pre-authentication with Azure AD. When configured users will be redirected to the AzureAD login form and after a successful logon you will get the logged-in RDWeb feed.

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Publish your RDS environment with Azure AD Application Proxy – Part 1

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In the coming series of blogposts, I want to focus on publishing your RDS environment through the Azure AD Application Proxy. Publishing your RDS environment with the Azure AD Application Proxy has several advantages compared to publishing it without the Azure AD Application Proxy. This blogpost will cover the advantages and disadvantages of publishing your environment through the Azure AD application Proxy and this part will also cover the configuration of Azure AD Application Proxy with pass-through authentication. In the next blogpost I want to focus on pre-authentication with Azure AD and in the last part I want to focus on making all components high-available. All blogposts are based on Windows Server 2016 TP5 which is in public preview at this moment.
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