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AWS Multiuser Workspace Environment


Is their anyway to two setup a multi-user environment for Windows Server 2008 in AWS. I am trying to test some software to see when it's installed for 'everyone', it's installed for all users assigned to the AWS workspace.

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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Recommend that you leverage on WorkSpaces Connect which can integrate with an existing Active Directory domain, users will use their regular Active Directory credentials. See the FAQ and group policy may be what will aid your use case
Q: Once users connect to their WorkSpace can they personalize it with their favorite settings?

An administrator can control what a user can personalize in their WorkSpace. By default, users can personalize their WorkSpaces with their favorite settings for items such as wallpaper, icons, shortcuts, etc. These settings will be saved and persist until a user changes them. If an administrator wishes to lock down a WorkSpace using tools like Group Policy, this will restrict a user’s ability to personalize their WorkSpaces.

Q: Can users install applications on their WorkSpace?

By default, users are configured as local administrators of their WorkSpaces. Administrators can change this setting and can restrict users’ ability to install applications with a technology such as Group Policy.

Furthermore referring to the Workspace admin guide, you can see GPO capability as
Because Amazon WorkSpaces uses an Active Directory-compatible directory, you can apply Group Policy settings to the WorkSpaces and users that are part of your directory.We recommend that you create and manage an organizational unit for your Amazon WorkSpaces machine accounts, and another organizational unit for your Amazon WorkSpaces user accounts.You can then apply Group Policy settings that are specific to your WorkSpaces to these organizational units, and those settings are applied to all of your WorkSpaces or Amazon WorkSpaces users.
Guide - http://docs.aws.amazon.com/workspaces/latest/adminguide/workspaces-ag.pdf
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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