Connecting to your Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

Modified on Fri, 17 May 2024 at 04:36 PM

There are two ways you can login to your Azure Virtual Desktop platform. You can do this on a range of devices, but we always recommend using your school provided devices.

You will usually use AVD to access legacy software, such as SIMS, FMS or Sage when you have moved to the cloud.

Method 1 - Web Access

Simply visit and ensure you are logged in to your school or work Microsoft 365 account. You will be able to access the remote desktop via the web browser. If no remote PCs show, you will need to contact us to enable access.

Method 2 - Using the Remote Desktop App. 

On school managed devices, you may have the Remote Desktop App 

Search for Remote Desktop on your device, the icon is a red circle, with two white arrows - on first login you will need to subscribe and enter your email (use the three dots at the top of the program window:

You will be asked to login with your school account, it's important if you are presented with the screen below on any device, you uncheck the box, and click to sign to this app only

You will then see your available remote resources on the screen, double click to launch:

You will only need to subscribe once. In future, you will be able to launch the remote desktop app, and click directly into the device you wish to connect too.

Please remember to log out of AVD from the start menu at the end of your session.

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