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Developer Guide

This documentation is for an older version of Amazon AppStream. For information about the latest version, see the Amazon AppStream 2.0 Developer Guide.

Deploying with the Interactive Deployment Wizard

You will need the following to deploy your streaming application using the interactive deployment wizard:

  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser

  • The installer file for your streaming application. Upload your installer file to a file hosting service such as Amazon Cloud Drive or Dropbox.

  • Installers for dependency files or data files that are required by your streaming application. Upload these files to a file hosting service such as Amazon Cloud Drive or Dropbox.

To deploy your application to Amazon AppStream with the Interactive Deployment Wizard

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon AppStream console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream/.

  2. Click Deploy an application.

  3. In Set up your application, do the following:

    • For Application name, type the name of your streaming application. This text identifies your streaming application in the console.

    • For Application description, type a short description of the streaming application. This text appears in the application summary page.

    • Select Required Components.

    • Click Open Windows & install your application to display the Windows live host desktop.

  4. Download the installer for your streaming application to the Windows live host desktop from the file hosting service.

  5. Start your installers and install your application and dependency files. Set the video resolution of the application to 720p.

  6. If you do not have to set environment variables, skip to the next step. To set environment variables required by your streaming application, do the following:

    1. In the live Windows host desktop, click Computer.

    2. Navigate to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

    3. Click cmd.exe.

    4. In the command prompt, type setx <environment variable> where <environment variable> is the environment variable and setting. For example, to configure Amazon AppStream to use the mouse pointer of the streaming application, type the following:

      setx VDI_CAPTUREMOUSECURSOR true /m

    5. Press Enter.

    6. Type exit and press Enter to close the command prompt.

  7. If your streaming application does not require additional files, skip to the next step. To add other files required by your streaming application, do the following:

    1. Download your files to the Windows live host desktop. Double-click Save Sample Files Here to open the My Documents folder.

    2. Move or copy your files to the My Documents folder.

  8. Click Set Launch Path.

  9. In Set launch path - Amazon AppStream, do the following:

    • For Launch path, click Browse, navigate to the folder, and then select your executable file.

    • For Parameters (optional), type the parameters required to start your streaming application.

    • Click Deploy application.

  10. Follow the on-screen instructions.