AWS WorkSpaces – Creating an AD Connector

In order to join an AWS WorkSpace to and then login using existing "on-prem" Active Directory domain credentials, a WorkSpace directory using an AD Connector must be created. Amazon WorkSpaces uses a directory to store and manage information for your WorkSpaces and users. AD Connector Prerequisites Before jumping directly into creating the AD Connector, be …

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“LDAP is not ready” when upgrading VMware Horizon Connection Servers

I must admit I think very little about the VMware Horizon ADAM database but this week I was forced to when a customer called to say they were having problems when attempting to upgrade their Horizon connection servers from 7.5 to 7.6.  Specifically the error was stating that "LDAP is not ready for an upgrade." …

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Thinking about AWS WorkSpaces….

Recently, two events got me thinking more and more about AWS WorkSpaces.  What is AWS Workspaces?  Basically it's VDI on AWS, but here's the official AWS definition/description: Amazon WorkSpaces enables you to provision virtual, cloud-based Microsoft Windows or Amazon Linux desktops for your users, known as WorkSpaces.  Amazon WorkSpaces eliminates the need to procure and deploy …

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VMworld 2018 Recap

It's been a week since I've returned from VMworld and I am finally getting to wrapping my head around everything that took place last week.  It was an exciting and hectic week, with lots of announcements and even more networking.  As I mentioned in my previous Tech Field Day Extra post, I had originally planned …

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