Desktop and Application Streaming

Tag: Automation

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 […]

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 […]

Automatically create customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images

Customers often ask how they can streamline the management and maintenance of their Amazon AppStream 2.0 images and fleets. In this blog, I walk you through automatically creating customized AppStream 2.0 Windows images. The AppStream 2.0 service includes a rich set of API operations with which you can programmatically interact with the service. Also, the […]

Automated Alerting on Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the addition of Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits within Service Quotas. This now allows customers to have visibility into what their current limits are for the various types of WorkSpaces in a given AWS Region. Combined with the API operations to query deployed WorkSpaces, customers now have the tools at […]

Scheduling managed image updates for AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 has released the Managed Image updates feature. This feature applies the AppStream 2.0 component and Windows updates to your existing AppStream 2.0 images with a single operation. Our previous blog covers the feature details. Customers ask, how can we schedule this? In this blog, we describe how to schedule your AppStream 2.0 […]

Creating an image programmatically with AppStream 2.0 Image Assistant CLI operations

September 2022: This blog has been updated to use a PSRemoting configuration file. Amazon AppStream 2.0 now lets you programmatically create an image using the Image Assistant command line interface (CLI) operations which are made available via an executable on the image builder. The CLI enables you to specify which applications your users can launch, […]