Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Intermediate (200)

Automate Amazon WorkSpaces custom images across AWS Regions

Customers ask how they can automate copying Amazon WorkSpaces custom images between AWS Regions. Common use cases for synchronizing custom Amazon WorkSpaces images between Regions include: Consistency for multi-Region deployments: Multi-region deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces allow WorkSpaces to be deployed for user who need low-latency connection to a specific geographic area. One custom image with […]

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Web application redirection options for the AppStream 2.0 Client

The Amazon AppStream 2.0 client is powerful tool for extending the capabilities of AppStream 2.0 beyond what an HTML5 web browser can provide. Many features, such as local printer redirection, USB redirection and file system redirection are only available via the AppStream 2.0 client. Customers using the AppStream 2.0 streaming URL connection method often ask […]

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Using Microsoft AppLocker to manage application experience on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Customers are using Amazon AppStream 2.0 with application control software and policies to manage the streaming of desktop applications to their end users. Customers use the application control software and policies with the clipboard, file transfer, local print permissions, and VPC security groups to provide the right level of integration, control resource access, and manage […]

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Enable your organizational domain for the AppStream 2.0 client with a Route 53 DNS TXT record

AppStream 2.0 recently added support for creating a Domain Name Service (DNS) TXT record that enables you to enable the domain of the URL the user enters. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to stream your desktop applications to your users. Your users can use the AppStream 2.0 […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Amazon WorkSpaces to interact with AWS resources

There are situations where Amazon WorkSpaces users access AWS resources through API calls. For example, to upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, or to access parameters from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. There is no built-in option to attach an IAM role to an Amazon WorkSpace. However, we can assume an IAM role via […]

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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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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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Migrate your Windows desktop applications to WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 using Cloudhouse Containers

Our friends at Cloudhouse Technologies published a blog showcasing how you can encapsulate your Windows desktop applications for deployment to Amazon WorkSpaces, or streamed via Amazon AppStream 2.0. Cloudhouse’s encapsulation technology captures all of the application files, required runtimes, components, deployment tools, and other components the application requires, and creates a Cloudhouse Container. The Cloudhouse […]

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