Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Technical How-to

Automatically attach additional security groups to Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces

Both Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces have a default security group to attach to new instances. In highly regulated and controlled environments, a single security group does not always meet security requirements of the organization. Centrally managed security policies require attaching multiple security groups that are controlled by the security or other team. In […]

Using Python to power an AppStream 2.0 Linux Imaging Assistant GUI

In this blog, we show you how to add, launch, and use a graphical Imaging Assistant for Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux. With Amazon AppStream 2.0 Linux application streaming, you can stream Linux applications and desktops to your users, and greatly lower the total streaming costs. You can use the Linux command line to use the […]

Understand end-user access to Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch

Customers often ask how to gain additional insights into how their users are connecting to WorkSpaces. In addition, customers want to know environments that do not meet the required client supported version. In a previous post, to analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces, we highlighted how this can be accomplished using Amazon QuickSight. This can […]

Create a notification for changes to Amazon WorkSpaces gateway ranges

From time to time, the Amazon WorkSpaces service will add additional IP ranges to the service’s streaming gateways. This provides additional capacity to customers to give a first-rate streaming experience. When changes like this are staged, and deployed, we alert customers via email and the Personal Health Dashboard. A common customer ask is for a […]

Redirect an Okta SAML app to the Amazon AppStream 2.0 native client

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream applications and desktops to an HTML5-capable web browser. AppStream 2.0 through the web browser provides functionality for most users, including support for multiple monitors, touchscreen devices, file transfers, and webcams. Users can also access AppStream 2.0 with the native client for additional functionality such as peripheral devices or […]

Visualizing AppStream 2.0 session latency metrics using AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon OpenSearch Service

Authors: Peter Fergus (Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, ProdApps) & Mohamed Gamil (Cloud Support Engineer, Serverless) Customers require confirmation that end users meet network RTT requirements to ensure the best user experience when connecting to AppStream 2.0 sessions. Latency metrics are a useful means of confirming that the intermediate network is within the recommended latency thresholds […]

Configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this guide we look at how configuring Windows Remote Assistance for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 can expand the remote support options available for your AWS End User Computing (AWS EUC) infrastructure. This guide has been created to demonstrate how you can leverage the built-in Windows Remote Assistance tooling across your AWS EUC […]

Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Linux images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In a previous post, I walked you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 images running Microsoft Windows. Late last year, Amazon AppStream 2.0 introduced support for Amazon Linux 2 based images and fleets. This brought the […]

Using multi-Region AWS Managed Active Directory with Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is a fully managed Microsoft Active Directory that is often paired with Amazon WorkSpaces. Customers choose AWS Managed Microsoft AD because of its built-in high availability, monitoring, and backups. AWS Managed Microsoft AD Enterprise edition adds the ability to configure multi-Region Replication. This feature automatically configures inter-Region networking […]

Disaster Recovery considerations with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Introduction In this blog, we show you how you can architect your Amazon AppStream 2.0 environment for disaster recovery (DR). Part of architecting a resilient, highly available AppStream 2.0 solution is the consideration that failures do occur. These failures can be caused by natural disasters, technical failures, and human interactions resulting in a regional outage. […]