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JoinDomain VMExtensionProvisioningError when deploying WVD (aka Conflict Error)

Deploying WVD Fails with a conflict error and when clicking for more information it presents a conflict and not much else that is useful by way of toubleshooting. Hopefully this helps someone else as it had me head scratching for a little while.. When creating the Host Pool, make sure that you haven't made the fatal error of using the Azure Active Directory Credential INSTEAD of the Local AD Domain Credential.  i.e do not use USER@m365xxxxx.onmicrosoft.com to domain join, even if it links back to the domain - this is where the conflict arrises.    Instead, use your full internal domain UPN.  USER@prefix.domain.co.uk  Re-deploy your same configuration and you should find it goes through now without any problems. Additional findings.... Albeit my mistake above was an easy one, it does appear the error is directly linked to the domain join process. If you go into your resource groups, locate the session host and MSTSC directly to it.  Try the domain join pr

Are you ready for the end of SBS & migrating to Hosted Exchange?

As you will probably already know, Microsoft's popular Small Business Server (SBS) comes to the end of its successful career on 31st December.  Its not-so-popular successor Windows Server Essentials, provides some elements of on-site functionality for very small businesses, however there's the added expense of a separate Exchange server, or the choice of using Cloud-based Hosted Exchange services such as Delta Web's Hosted Exchange or Office 365. Delta Web runs host to one of the UK's largest and most popular provider of Exchange in the Cloud for SMEs.  With the demise of SBS, it allows the use of Cloud-based Exchange for file storage and collaboration in the Cloud. Exchange 2010 is just £4.95 per mailbox, per month and Microsoft SharePoint is £2.50 per user, per month.  If you haven't thought about moving to the cloud for hosted exchange, here are 8 reasons you could benefit from moving to the cloud! 8 Reasons you should move your business Excha