This template deploys an Ubuntu Server VM, then uses the Linux CustomScript extension to install the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop and Remote Desktop support (via xrdp). The final provisioned Ubuntu VM support remote connections over RDP.
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|vmName||The name of the Virtual Machine|
|adminUsername||User name for the Virtual Machine.|
|vmSize||The size of the virtual machines used when provisioning|
|ubuntuOSVersion||The Ubuntu version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Ubuntu version. Allowed values: 12.04.5-LTS, 14.04.5-LTS, 15.10.|
|location||Location for all resources.|
|authenticationType||Type of authentication to use on the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.|
|adminPasswordOrKey||SSH Key or password for the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.|
|_artifactsLocation||The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a private location in the subscription will be used and this value will be automatically generated.|
|_artifactsLocationSasToken||The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a sasToken will be automatically generated.|
Use the template
New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deploymentInstall and configure Azure PowerShell
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/ubuntu-desktop-gnome-rdp/azuredeploy.json
az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deploymentInstall and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/ubuntu-desktop-gnome-rdp/azuredeploy.json