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Watermarking for Azure Virtual Desktop will help you prevent sensitive information leaks

Watermarking in Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft recently announced the preview of Watermarking in Azure Virtual Desktop. Watermarking in Azure Virtual Desktop will allow you to protect sensitive information leaks by enabling watermarks to appear as part of remote desktops.

When you enable watermarking, QR code watermarks will be displayed on remote desktops. The QR code will contain the connection ID of a remote session that admins can use to trace the session.

There are some key things when it comes to watermarking:

  • Once watermarking is enabled on a session host, only clients that support watermarking can connect to that session host. If you try to connect from an unsupported client, the connection will fail and you’ll get an error message that is not specific.
  • Watermarking is for remote desktops only. With remote apps, watermarking is not applied and the connection is allowed.
  • If you connect to a session host directly (not through Azure Virtual Desktop) using the Remote Desktop Connection app (mstsc.exe), watermarking is not applied and the connection is allowed.

You can find more information about watermarking in Azure Virtual Desktops in the link below.

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