Desktop and Application Streaming

Using Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to store AppStream 2.0 Windows Event Logs

The recently released Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows version 1.1.202.1 introduced support for AppStream 2.0’s AWS Identity and Access Management Role assertion. Besides Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, the Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows supports uploading to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Using this, with an AppStream 2.0 session start script, it […]

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Storing AppStream 2.0 Windows Event logs in S3 with IAM roles and Windows Task Scheduler

Recently, AWS announced support for using IAM roles with image builders and fleets. Now, Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming instances can take advantage of the flexibility and security of role-based access to AWS API actions. One useful application of this feature is easily uploading and storing Windows Event logs for troubleshooting. Because of the ephemeral and […]

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Creating custom logging and Amazon CloudWatch alerting in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances are ephemeral. Because of this, application event logs are lost with the instance once the streaming session ends. If your AppStream 2.0 users have an issue with an application during their streaming session, it can be difficult to troubleshoot without detailed log data. Customers often ask how to configure alarms […]

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Customizing the Amazon Linux WorkSpace

When you’re creating a custom bundle for your Amazon WorkSpaces deployment, you might choose to include desktop experience settings as part of your customization.  With an Amazon Windows WorkSpace, this is achieved using user profiles and Active Directory Group Policies. Can Amazon Linux admins join the manage-user-experience party? Absolutely. Amazon Linux WorkSpaces use the MATE […]

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How Johnson & Johnson uses AppStream 2.0’s Usage Reports

This post is contributed by Brandon Tedesco, Senior Analyst, End User Virtualization, Johnson & Johnson About the Author I am a Senior Analyst at Johnson & Johnson based in Raritan, New Jersey. I have been with Johnson & Johnson for 5 years working with AWS for a little over 2 years supporting the End User Virtualization […]

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Monitoring Amazon AppStream 2.0 with Amazon ES and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides scalable application streaming solutions. But the sheer number of sessions can complicate insight into each session’s information, such as logs and performance metrics. You can use the Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to simplify the log and metric collection. Kinesis Agent for Windows can push logs and metrics through Amazon […]

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How to use SSM Run to perform programmatic actions on AppStream 2.0 image builders

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to centrally manage your desktop applications and deliver them to any computer. AppStream 2.0 streaming instances are created based off an AppStream 2.0 image that you build by installing and configuring your desktop applications. AppStream 2.0 recently released the Image Assistant command […]

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Amazon WorkSpaces

In my customer conversations, I am frequently asked how customers can use Amazon WorkSpaces in their Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Questions involve what are the design options for their Amazon WorkSpaces service, and what other services must be planned for. This is especially important when end users are running Amazon WorkSpaces […]

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Five reasons to enable Amazon WorkDocs within your Amazon WorkSpaces environment

Amazon WorkDocs is a fully managed, secure, content creation, storage, and collaboration service. WorkDocs makes it easy to collaborate with others, and lets you easily share content, provide rich feedback, and collaboratively edit documents. WorkDocs lets you integrate with your existing systems, and offers a rich API so that you can develop your own content-rich […]

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