Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed cloud desktop solution. Provision Linux and Windows virtual desktops in just a few minutes and deliver them securely to thousands of users. You pay either monthly or hourly and just for the WorkSpaces you deploy.
Get started with Amazon WorkSpaces in the AWS Management Console and use the resources below for step-by-step instructions on how to begin provisioning your cloud desktops.
Get Started in 3 Steps
Sign Up for an AWS Account
You will need an AWS Account to deploy Amazon WorkSpaces.
Launch Quick Setup
After selecting WorkSpaces in the AWS Console, launch your quick set up and select the bundle that best fits your needs.
Customize your WorkSpaces
Customize your deployment for your organization’s unique needs with the Getting Started Project.
WorkSpaces Getting Started Project
Projects on AWS provide self-service step-by-step guides to help you build and launch services. In the Getting Started Project, you’ll learn how to provision and manage Amazon WorkSpaces cloud desktops, including how to:
Provision Cloud Desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, and access them using the Amazon WorkSpaces client application, available for Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets.
Create a new directory using Microsoft AD and add users. As part of the project, you’ll learn how to assign Amazon WorkSpaces to users in your Microsoft AD.
Perform basic administrative tasks using the AWS Management Console. You’ll learn how to reboot and rebuilt Amazon WorkSpaces, create your own custom image which you can use for provisioning new Amazon WorkSpaces, and remove Amazon WorkSpaces.
You can access this project here.
Amazon WorkSpaces Primer
Introduces the fundamentals of the Amazon Workspaces service, and provides a step-by-step process for deploying cloud desktops.
Amazon WorkSpaces Deep Dive
Covers ways to optimize, maintain, and scale your cloud desktops through security best practices, software updates, automated provisioning, and more.
Introduction to End User Computing Services
Explore how you can address common use cases for remote work with our services, and provides an overview of the AWS End User Computing portfolio of services.
End User Computing Dashboard Workshop
Follow this self-guided workshop to build and deploy the End User Computing dashboard using AWS services. You can provide the dashboard to your help desk staff so that they can send the registration code email to a user, or stop, start, restart, and restore a user’s WorkSpace without having to access the WorkSpaces management console.
To get started, see Create End User Computing Dashboard.
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