How do I remove local administrator rights from WorkSpaces users?

Last updated: 2022-12-30

I want to turn off local administrator rights for Amazon WorkSpaces users.


To turn off administrator rights, update the Local Administrator Setting from the WorkSpaces console. For instructions, see Manage local administrator permissions.

Note: When you update the directory details to turn off access for local administrators, the change applies only to newly created WorkSpaces. To apply the change to an existing WorkSpace, rebuild the WorkSpace.

To make changes to a WorkSpace's operating system after removing local administrator rights, connect to the WorkSpace using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client. When connecting with an RDP, you still must use a WorkSpaces user account that has administrator permissions, such as a domain administrator. If you connect to the WorkSpace with RDP as a regular WorkSpaces user or domain user, then you're prompted for elevated access rights.

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