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Roaming profiles. Replicated users sessions within AVD?


Looking at my Azure Virtual Desktop deployment, how do i ensure the users data is retained and replicated across the VMs within the hostpool?  I noted connection to VM number 3 whereby i saved a test document locally and shut the VM down, i presumed i would be reconnected or if after i manually connected to another session to see the file there, but no.

Without trawling through the MS docs, wWhat am i missing here?



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Jian An Lim

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Jian An Lim

you are you post 2 links exactly the same with one on AD and one on AADDS

you have AD so follows this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/create-file-share


Are you sure?  We are synchronising via ADConnect, so presume we can use either authentication AAD/AD method?
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Jian An Lim

yes, you should use the on-premises AD method https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/create-file-share

A ADDS is the cloud AD which not your use case. ( you don't have a AADDS at all)



I guess that a standard user would need; Storage File Data SMB Share Reader - Allows for read access to Azure File Share over SMB, rather than Storage File Data SMB Share Contributor - Allows for read, write, and delete access in Azure Storage file shares over SMB

I'm referencing both:


Jian An Lim

You will need as documented. which is as below

  • Storage File Data SMB Share Contributor
  • Storage File Data SMB Share Elevated Contributor (NTFS configurations)

I don't know where you read Storage File Data SMB Share Reader  (maybe the 2nd link, but that is a generic link)

The first link is good so if you can follow it end to end then you achieve what you want. 

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