How To Install FSLogix On WVD | Step-by-Step Guide?

In this article, we’ll learn a Step-by-Step Guide to Install FSLogix on WVD, Rule Editor, and Java Rule Editor. But before that, we have to understand the requirements for FSLogix.

Read: What is FSLogix? 

FSLogix Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022

Note: Windows 32-bit architecture has been deprecated since August 22, 2023.

Microsoft Licensing Prerequisites

  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/ Student Use Benefits
  • Microsoft 365 F1/F3
  • Microsoft 365 Business
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user
  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL)
  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access License (SAL)
  • Azure Virtual Desktop per-user access license

Configure Antivirus file and folder exclusions

Antivirus creates a problem with FSLogix to function properly. We have to exclude the file and folder which are mentioned below.

  • %TEMP%\*\*.VHD
  • %TEMP%\*\*.VHDX
  • %Windir%\TEMP\*\*.VHD
  • %Windir%\TEMP\*\*.VHDX
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHD
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHD.lock
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHD.meta
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHD.metadata
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHDX
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHDX.lock
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHDX.meta
  • \\server-name\share-name\*\*.VHDX.metadata

Cloud Cache-specific exclusions

  • %ProgramData%\FSLogix\Cache\* (folder and files)
  • %ProgramData%\FSLogix\Proxy\* (folder and files)

How to Install FSLogix on WVD

  • In the very first step, we’ll download the FSLogix application after downloading the FSLogixAppsSetup.exe executable file.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file.
  • Select the directory where you want to extract files.
  • Choose Win32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) based on your environment.
  • Open the Release folder and Double-click on FSLogixAppsSetup.exe file

FSLogix Apps Setup

  • Agree to the licensing terms, select Install.

You can also install FSLogixAppsRuleEditorSetup.exe or FSLogixAppsJavaRuleEditorSetup.exe which is located on the same folder.

How to Verify FSLogix product installation and version?

We can Verify the FSLogix product installation and version from settings and from the command.

Verify the FSLogix product installation using the settings

  • Press Windows + I to open the settings
  • Select on Apps > Installed apps
  • Locate Microsoft FSLogix Apps and you’ll see the app version. Verify FSLogix product installation and version

Verify the FSLogix product installation using Command

  • Sign in with local or administrative privileges.
  • Press the start button then search for the command prompt and open it.
  • Locate your directory to C:\Program Files\FSLogix\Apps using the cd and cd.. commands.command prompt frx utility
  • Run the frx version command and it’ll show the FSLogix product installation version.
  • Now we have installed the FSLogix app successfully. In the last steps, we have to set two main parameters. We can do so either through the registry or through local group policy. We’ll do it from the registry method which is easy to configure.

Registry Method to configure FSLogix

  • Here we have to enable the profile abstraction.
  • Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FSLogix\Profiles”
  • Right-click on Profiles and create a “DWORD (32-bit) Value” named “Enable” with its value set to 1.
    FSLogix profile abstraction
  • Again, right-click on Profiles and create a “Multi-String Value” named “VHDLocations” and make its value set to your profile file server UNC path or a local path depending on your desired topology.
    FSLogix VHD Locations UNC path
  • Ensure that users have the correct share permissions to “Full Control” as creator owner while excluding other users from accessing the data.

FSLogix product support Guide

  • If the problem can’t be identified in the logs captured by the FSLogix Support Tool, from a memory dump, or the trace ETL files then we need to clean the installation of Windows
  • If the VM crashes, the FSLogix application service crashes or faces a deadlock problem then the troubleshooting will be performed through a memory dump.
  • If you have configured your environment with a third-party setup then you are facing the problem like compatibility. So here issue can’t be resolved with a product update.

For more clarification Visit Microsoft FSLogix Product support page.

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