Description: This is an tutorial on workspace login. Amazon WorkSpaces plays nicely with everyone. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. It can get access to your personal Windows environment on Android, iOS, Fire, Mac, PC and Chromebook devices.
This is Joy Banerjee from AskJoyB support. Today we are going to talk about one Amazon great service. It is a AWS service which Amazon provides, which is Amazon workspace. I will let you know how to set of workspace step by step.
I will walk through each step, if you have any questions you can shoot out in the comments. I will describe each query of yours, let’s start, I have already logged into my Amazon AWS console, what we need to do is to go to our workspace.
When you find the workspace, you need to go to desktop and app streaming, there is a box space, click it, it’s very straightforward, it doesn’t have other things that you need to worry about, I will walk through each step.
I have already created one, before that I will let you know what are the things you need before you create a workspace, it has a directory service as well, if you go to this directory, it has the directory service in which you need to create a directory.
Because it’s a directory by default created, you need to set up a new directory, you need to hit a setup new directory, it will give you option to utilize your own Microsoft AD and create a massive AD or simple AD by default.
I’m using a simple AD which is created, which has required up to 5,000 users, that is enough for me, if it is a small organization, it’s great. It is not going to charge you extra, it is included with the Amazon workspace which you have.
Let me go back because I have already created it, what you need to do is to go to workspace business and promotion, I want to let you know that this directory service is going to be used with the ID with which you log into this workspace.
If you go to workspace, you need to simply hit launch workspace, when you launch it, it says you want to use the existing directory which is there or you want to create a new directory, we have a listing, I will go with that and I will hit next step.
You need to create some users, what I can do is to put my name, first name, then last name, and the email address, you will hit create user, once that is done, you can see it created, 20 users can be selected at the time.
We have one user which you have added, this is the user name and this is the user ID on which we will use to log in, we need to click next step, in the next step there are options which we can go for, these are the two tiers which you get for free, you can use it.
If you need a Windows 7 along with office 2010 or if you need a standard Windows 10 along with office 2016, it is going to charge you extra, what I would suggest you to do is to go with this free tier and check out how it works for you.
We can go with standard Windows 10, it is going to give you some bundles along with this particular package like WinZip, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, those things will be set up, you will select one.
It is going to give you two CPUs, 4gb of RAM along with 50 GB of storage, but you have wider variety of options to choose from, you can go to up to 16 GB and 100 GB of space, that is enough for the office works.
We have selected Windows 7, we can choose this Windows 10, you will see option called next, whatever the option you choose, these are the two options which are free, we can go for them, I will click Next.
It is giving you a little bit of option which is very handy, they have a plan on which you go for a monthly plan for this particular box space, you pay $25 for a month for a workspace or you can go for paying of $8 for month, it will charge 22 cents per hour.
These are the types of plans, you can check exactly pricing, I’m giving you an idea, it has the option, you can choose auto stop, that means you are working on your workspace, after some time probably you forget to shut down the particular box.
After one hour it will give you a notification, it will shut down the lock box, once this workspace is shut down, it is not going to build you a value, this is a handy feature, I have also enabled on my workspace, you can also include your C or D Drive which is very good.
If you want to go on a trip, you can encrypt it, when you encrypt it, it is giving you an option, I would prefer to go for encryption, that is also good, once you click Next, you can give a tag as well, that is not mandatory.
When you click Next, it will spin up, it will take some time to build your workspace, next what you need to do is that once it is ready, you need to go to your workspace, your machine will be visible.
You can see the machine is ready, it says it stopped, in your case it will show as in progress, once it is ready, it will show as it is powered on or active or available, that status will be OK, I will go to action.
I will hit start workspace, that will refresh, it is starting, it will take some time because when the machine is spinning up, it is using a ec2 instance and it is creating a machine, then deploying the software of OS and the addition softwares, then it will join to the domain or a directory which you have.
You will have the capability to login, once it is created, you will get an email, that is very important, you get an email, that has password, they will tell you to go step by step, you need to click the first link, it will ask you to put the password of your user ID.
It will ask you to give the first login credential which you want to set up, you have a link which has a registration code, this registration code is required when you are trying to register a device from which you want to access this workspace.
That means if you want to access your workspace from your laptop computer, you need to register that device for the one-time, this password is required, the next thing is about the URL from which you will download the plug-in, on which you can launch this workspace and get the access.
We have already done this step, I will do the third step for downloading this app, I need to click the URL which is going to give you option like if you have Mac OS, you can use this one if you have iPad, you can use this one Windows Android tablet Chrome, then fire tablet and web access.
In case you want to launch it from web access, this is also possible, but I would like to prefer using Windows, because I’m using a Windows machine, it is asking you to save this, I will click Save.
I will go to next location and open this Installer, it is a MSI, it’s very simple, you need to click Next, you can install it for only this user on which you are logged in or for all users, I will prefer to go with all users, this is my machine, I am not worried about that.
I will install it in the same directory which is C program files, it is fine for me, I will click Next and hit install, this process will take a few minutes, once it is done, we can launch this API, it will ask us to register this device.
In that period when it is asking us to register this device, we give the registration code which has been given in that particular email, this is completed. We have Amazon workspace. If I click this adding asking to register, I will put the code and hit register.
It is loading the page and now it gives me the user ID, before I put the user in the credential, we need to ensure that our machine is available and it starts properly, for that I need to go to the particular console.
The current status says it is available, that means I can take the console now, I need to give the past ID and password, I will hit sign in, it will authenticate and it will login, I want to click this is my machine so that you can remember this machine and the password.
It is launching, it will take few minutes, we will have a workspace there for you, we have logged into Windows 10, it is the Amazon workspace which we are running, it’s good, it’s having a great performance and it also has capability in which you can browse and do whatever things you want to do.
If you go to Google and look for our website, our website which we can browse gives a very good performance, I like it and you can also use YouTube. It gives a very good attitude, ultimately he was using the bandwidth from this particular workspace, that is very good, it gives a very good performance.
I want to show you one more thing that if you go to the network, you can check what things are required. If you click that particular network setting, it would show that tcp/ip 4172 and UDP port 4172.
It is mandatory to open. Network connection, internet registration, service box, and user service should be alive, at the end it is checking how much capability of the network is. It’s giving a warning. It’s not up to the benchmark what Amazon recommends.
If we click check again, it will check the things again, but it still works, if it is not able to get the porch, it is a problem which you need to resolve. If I were to reconnect, I will hit reconnect, it is authenticating, setting up and launching this session.
If I forget to shut down this machine, what will happen is that it will automatically turn off this machine, that is already been set there as a policy, if you have any question, leave your comments below in the comment section.
I hope this is informative for you. In case you have any questions, you can get back to me with the commands or to our website, I will be happy to assist you. Thank you for reading.