Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!

To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!

In the first post of this AppStream series, we created an AppStream Image using the Image Builder. With the image created, we will focus on the task of building our fleet. Remember from the first post that a fleet consists of a number of “streaming instances” that service the streaming demand. If you're familiar with … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

Getting Started with Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) Beta

A Bevy of AWS Announcements!! AWS re:Invent is next week….it’s almost hard to believe I’ll be leaving in just a few days. What’s been equality hard to believe is the speed of announcements about new features/services coming from AWS just this week, including but certainly not limited to: • Amazon Athena adds support for running … Continue reading Getting Started with Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) Beta

Quick Hit #2 – The One with AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs

Just a couple tidbits regarding AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs... An Error Restoring An Unhealthy WorkSpace when using PowerShell for AWS In an effort to reduce the workload of your IT support staff and provide end users more control over their experience, AWS WorkSpaces provides some self-service WorkSpace management capabilities including the following: Increase the personal … Continue reading Quick Hit #2 – The One with AWS WorkSpaces and WorkDocs

Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603

Recently I was tasked with migrating View Composer from one VM to another.  Typically, this is a fairly straightforward task, but on this day the installation of View Composer on the new server failed/rolled back almost as soon as I clicked the Install button. When doing a quick Event Viewer search, I saw an event … Continue reading Quick Hit – View Composer Install Exits with Code 1603

Deploying FlexApp Packages To/From AWS S3 using ProfileUnity 6.8

As you may very well know, one of the new features of ProfileUnity 6.8, is the ability to save and host FlexApp application packages on object-based cloud storage including AWS S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.  Perhaps this points to a measure of shortsightedness on my part, but this is the feature I was most … Continue reading Deploying FlexApp Packages To/From AWS S3 using ProfileUnity 6.8

No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

After recently completing a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade, I received a login message within AWS WorkSpaces that stated, "No ProfileUnity License server defined. Please contact your system administrator." This message, to me, seems expected at some level as the licensing file I obtained from Liquidware for version 6.7 was to be replaced with a … Continue reading No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade

Updating the ProfileUnity Client for Cloud-based Desktops

Just today, I was working on a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade so as to use AWS S3 for FlexApp packages.  Updating the ProfileUnity Management and FlexApp Packaging consoles was pretty easy and straightforward, but I wasn't exactly sure how to update the ProfileUnity client on deployed AWS WorkSpaces.  Originally, the client was deployed to … Continue reading Updating the ProfileUnity Client for Cloud-based Desktops