Configuring WorkSpaces for Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client - Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

Configuring WorkSpaces for Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

For WorkSpaces Thin Client to be used with Amazon WorkSpaces, your service will need to be configured to access the WorkSpaces directories. Amazon WorkSpaces are listed based on their directory names on the WorkSpaces Thin Client Create environment page within AWS console.

Note

Configurations must be made before using the console for the first time. It is not recommended that you modify any prerequisite features after you start using the console.

Before you begin

Make sure that you have an AWS account to create or administer a WorkSpace. Device users, however, don't need an AWS account to connect to and use their WorkSpaces.

Review and understand the following concepts before you proceed with your configuration:

  • When you launch a WorkSpace, select a WorkSpace bundle. For more information, see Amazon WorkSpaces Bundles.

  • When you launch a WorkSpace, select which protocol that you want to use with your bundle. For more information, see Protocols for Amazon WorkSpaces.

  • When you launch a WorkSpace, specify the profile information for each user, including username and email address. Users complete their profiles by creating a password. Information about WorkSpaces and users is stored in a directory. For more information, see Manage directories for WorkSpaces.

Step 1: Verify that your system meets WorkSpaces required features

For WorkSpaces Thin Client administrator console to work properly with Amazon WorkSpaces, your system must meet the following specific requirements. This table lists all of these supported features and their requirements.

Feature Requirement

Web access

Enabled

Supported operating system

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 10 (Bring Your Own License)

  • Windows 11

  • Windows 11 (Bring Your Own License)

Supported bundles

  • Microsoft Power with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based)

  • Microsoft Power with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based) w Office

  • Microsoft PowerPro with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based)

  • Microsoft PowerPro with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based) w Office

  • Microsoft Performance with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based)

  • Microsoft Performance with Windows 10 (Server 2016, 2019, and 2022 based) w Office

Supported protocol

WSP only

Step 2: Use advanced setup to launch your WorkSpace

To use advanced setup to launch your WorkSpace

  1. Open the WorkSpaces console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/workspaces/.

  2. Choose one of the following directory types, and then choose Next:

    • AWS Managed Microsoft AD

    • Simple AD

    • AD Connector

  3. Enter the directory information.

  4. Choose two subnets in a VPC from two different Availability Zones. For more information, see Configure a VPC with public subnets.

  5. Review your directory information and choose Create directory.