Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager
Administration Guide

What Is Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager?

Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (Amazon WAM) offers a fast, flexible, and secure way for you to deploy and manage applications for Amazon WorkSpaces. Amazon WAM accelerates software deployment, updates, patching, and retirement by packaging Microsoft Windows desktop applications into virtual containers that run as though they are installed natively.

Amazon WAM is fully integrated with the AWS Management Console, and allows you to build an application catalog from your line-of-business applications, third-party applications that you own the license for, and applications purchased through the AWS Marketplace.


You can deploy subscriptions to your Amazon WorkSpaces users from the AWS Marketplace, your line-of-business applications, or applications where you already own the licenses. The following illustration shows the process to deploy applications.

Your users only have access to the Amazon WAM applications that you assign to them. The following is the process to assign an application in your application catalog to a user.

Amazon WAM is only available on Amazon WorkSpaces. For more information, see the Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager FAQ.


Amazon WAM is available in two versions: Amazon WAM Lite and Amazon WAM Standard. With Amazon WAM Lite, you can manage and deliver applications from the AWS Marketplace free of charge. You pay only for the applications that your users activate. With Amazon WAM Standard, you can build your application catalog with line-of-business applications, third-party applications for which you own licenses, and applications from the AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps.

With Amazon WAM, you pay only for the applications that are used, on a per-user basis. For more information, see Pricing and Plans.