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Add An Account

Applies to: Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM) 

Version : 3.0+ and greater

Disclaimer : Nerdio Manager for MSP is an automation and management solution. NMM Partners are responsible for understanding, and managing Microsoft Identity Services, M365 and Azure Resources. For Identity and Azure support, please contact your Distributor or Microsoft directly.

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After installing NMM, you will need to connect an account to manage. Generally, this will be a customer account, though you can also connect to and manage your own Azure tenant.

The following prerequisites are required in order to add an account:

  • Azure AD login in the Customer tenant, with Global Administrator and subscription Owner roles
  • If using existing Active Directory, you'll need the domain name and an admin username/password 

In the Accounts section, click Add account




The process to add an account is divided into four steps.


Step 1: Link to Customer's Azure AD Tenant

On the next screen, click the Connect button and supply credentials to the Customer's Azure tenant.


After authenticating, check the box to "Consent on behalf of your organization" after reviewing the required permissions. Then click Accept.





Account name: The name that will appear in your NMM interface.

Select subscription: Choose the subscription that has (or will have) the AVD resources you want to manage. An NMM account is linked to a single subscription.

Active Directory: You can choose to have NMM create a new Azure AD DS instance, or choose an existing Azure AD DS or Windows Active Directory.

Click Save & next to proceed.


Step 2: Networking



This step allows you to create a new network or select an existing network. You will be able to add additional networks and resource groups once you have finished adding the account. 


Step 3: Active Directory



If creating a new AD DS instance, you will provide a new username and password. Creating a new AD DS will take 60-90 minutes.

If you are connecting to an existing AD DS or Active Directory, you will supply an admin username/password.

Click Save & next to proceed


Step 4: FSLogix Storage



The FSLogix storage is where user profiles will be stored. This can be on an existing Azure Files share or other SMB share, or NMM can create a new Azure Files share. The share location must be AD integrated.

If creating a new Azure Files share, you will see the following options:




Storage account name: a globally-unique name for the Azure storage account to be created. Must be lower case without spaces

Location: region for the new storage account. This should be the same region as your vNet and hosts.

Performance: We recommend Premium storage to avoid performance bottlenecks when loading user profiles at login.

File Share name: the name of the network share, e.g. "profiles" or "fslogix"

Provisioned capacity: The capacity of the file share

File Share access security: We recommend using a group that all remote desktop (AVD) users will belong to. This group will be granted access to the file share.


After providing the file share information, click Save & done to finish adding the account


After completing the storage step, you will see the new account in your NMM interface.




To begin managing the new account, click the Manage button to the right of the account.


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