Setting Up the Amazon WAM Installer and Accessing Assigned Applications - Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager

Setting Up the Amazon WAM Installer and Accessing Assigned Applications

Your users use the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager client application (Amazon WAM) on their WorkSpaces to access the applications that you assign to them. If it's not already available, you must set up the Amazon WAM installer on the WorkSpace desktop. After you set up the Amazon WAM installer, your users will be able to access the applications that are assigned to them.

Note

The Amazon WAM client application requires 4 GB of disk space on the WorkSpace for caching.

To set up the Amazon WAM installer and install and start assigned applications

  1. Connect to your WorkSpace using your preferred client application or web browser. For more information, see Getting Started with Your WorkSpace in the Amazon WorkSpaces User Guide;.

  2. If it's already available, choose the Amazon WAM shortcut on the desktop of your WorkSpace to start the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager client application.

    If there is no Amazon WAM shortcut on the desktop, reboot the WorkSpace to add the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager client application. If the Amazon WAM shortcut is still not there after rebooting the WorkSpace, do the following:

    1. On the Windows Start menu, choose Windows System, then choose Command Prompt.

    2. In the Command Prompt window, enter the following commands, one at a time, and press Enter after each command:

      c:
      cd "C:\Program Files\Amazon"
      .\WorkSpacesApplicationManager.exe

      If the WorkSpacesApplicationManager.exe file is not present on your WorkSpace, contact the AWS Support Center.

    3. When asked whether to allow Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager to make changes to your device, choose Yes.

    4. After the WorkSpaces Application Manager installation program has finished running, choose Finish.

    5. Close the Command Prompt window.

      You should now see the Amazon WAM shortcut on your desktop.

      
                            The Amazon WAM icon.
  3. Choose the Amazon WAM shortcut to access your applications. Do one of the following:

    • To access the applications that have been assigned to you and are already installed, choose MY APPS.

    • To find applications that have been assigned to you but have not been installed, choose DISCOVER. To install an application, choose the triangle (install).

    Note

    Required applications are installed on a user's WorkSpace automatically when the user starts the Amazon WAM client application and appear in Amazon WAM under MY APPS. Optional applications must be installed manually and appear in Amazon WAM under DISCOVER. For more information about specifying whether applications are required or optional, see Assigning an Amazon WAM Application to Users and Groups.

  4. You can start your Amazon WAM applications by using the Amazon WAM client application or the Windows Start menu. For more information about working with the Amazon WAM client application, see Using the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Client Application in the Amazon WAM User Guide.

Note

You cannot access applications through the Windows Start menu until after the Amazon WAM application has been installed on the WorkSpace. If the Amazon WAM application is not running, you won't see your installed Amazon WAM applications on the Windows Start menu. To start the Amazon WAM application, choose the Amazon WAM shortcut on the desktop of your WorkSpace.