Azure Virtual Desktop

The instructions below detail how to sign in and out of the Azure Virtual Desktop environment.

Signing in to the AVD

  • Go to
  • Enter your WatIAM credentials where prompted and click "Sign In."
    • Email:
    • Password: yourWatIAM password
  • Authenticate the 2FA prompt.
  • Optionally click "Yes" on the "Stay signed in?" prompt.
  • Click the desired icon (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • An "Access local resources" window will appear, select the desired resources from the list then click "Allow."
  • Enter your WatIAM credentials again when prompted then click "Submit."
  • You will be logged into a tab that has a full Windows 10 desktop.

Signing out of the AVD

  • Click the user icon in the top right corner of the tab
  • In the top right corner, click "Sign Out" 

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