In this project, you’ll learn how to set up an account and resource domain configuration using Amazon WorkSpaces and the AWS Directory Service. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure desktop computing service which runs on the AWS cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to easily provision cloud-based virtual desktops and provide your users access to the documents, applications, and resources they need. The AWS Directory Service makes it easy to set up and run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the AWS cloud, or connect your AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory. 

What you'll accomplish:

Set up a one-way trust for Amazon WorkSpaces, with separate identity and resource Active Directory domains.

Configure AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory to integrate into your environment and ensure user accounts are available from the account domain.  

Launch an Amazon WorkSpace in the resource domain using Amazon WorkSpaces.

What you'll need before starting:

An AWS Account: You will need an AWS account for Amazon WorkSpaces. Sign up for AWS.

Skill level: A basic understanding of desktop computing and Microsoft AD is helpful, but not required.

AWS Experience: Some prior experience with AWS is helpful to complete this project.

Tutorial Billing Estimate:

The total cost of setting up a one-way trust for Amazon WorkSpaces will vary depending on your needs and configuration. If you use the resources described in the implementation guide for 4 hours, and choose the Auto-Stop running mode for Amazon WorkSpaces, your cost will be about $19. This excludes the cost of bandwidth consumed accessing the public Internet from your Amazon WorkSpaces or any data transfer out (DTO) charges.

To see a breakdown of the services used in this project and their associated costs, see Services Used and Costs.

Need more resources to get started with AWS? Visit the Getting Started Resource Center to learn more.

This whitepaper addresses best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces for your organization. 

Visit the Amazon WorkSpaces Resource page for access to technical documentation and webinars.