• Recent blogs

    How to Connect AWS WorkSpaces with Windows client application

     Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop virtualization service for Windows and Linux that enables you to access resources from any supported device. An Amazon WorkSpace is a cloud-based virtual desktop that can act as a replacement for a traditional desktop. A WorkSpace is available as a bundle of operating system, compute resources, storage space, and software applications that allow a user to perform day-to-day tasks just like using a traditional desktop.

    In this article we'll see how to connect AWS WorkSpaces Windows though a Windows Client Aplication. 


    The 4.x client requires 64-bit Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.

    The 3.x client requires 32-bit Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

    Setup and installation

    Download and install the version of the client that you need as follows:

    To install...Do this
    4.x clientOpen Amazon WorkSpaces Client Downloads and find the WorkSpaces Windows client. Under Get the latest 64 bit client, choose the Download button.
    3.x clientOpen Amazon WorkSpaces Client Downloads and find the WorkSpaces Windows client. Under Get the latest 32-bit client, choose the Download button.
    2.5.11 clientOpen Previous Versions. Find the WorkSpaces Windows client version and choose the Download button.

    You have two choices for how to install the Amazon WorkSpaces Windows client application:

    • Install just for you. If you choose this option and you share your local machine with other users, the WorkSpaces client application is available only to you. If other users on the machine also want to use the WorkSpaces client application, they must install the application for their own use.

    • Install for all users of this machine. If you choose this option, the WorkSpaces client application is available to anyone who logs on to the local machine, including those with Guest accounts.

    Installing the WorkSpaces client application for all users requires you to have administrator privileges on your local machine. When installing the client 4.0+ version, you will have an option to install the USB redirection driver for features like USB mass storage device support. 

    How to Install?

    After downloading the ".msi" package for your windows , Double Click on the Installation Package and Follow the Prompts.


    On the Amazon WorkSpaces Setup page, select Install for all users of this machine. Choose Next.


    Select Install driver for USB redirection to enable the USB redirection features (the default setting is not selected). Choose Install. You must have administrator privileges to install the driver.


    1. The first time that you run the client application, you are prompted for your registration code, which is contained in your welcome email. The WorkSpaces client application uses the registration code and user name to identify which WorkSpace to connect to. When you launch the client application later, the same registration code is used. To enter a different registration code, launch the client application, and then choose Change Registration Code at the bottom of the login page.

    2. Enter your user name and password in the login screen and choose Sign In. If your WorkSpaces administrator has enabled multi-factor authentication for your organization's WorkSpaces, you are prompted for a passcode to complete your login. Your WorkSpaces administrator will provide more information about how to obtain your passcode.

    1. If your WorkSpaces administrator has not disabled the Keep me logged in feature, you can select the Keep me logged in check box at the bottom of the login screen to save your credentials securely so that you can connect to your WorkSpace easily while the client application remains running. Your credentials are securely cached up to the maximum lifetime of your Kerberos ticket.

      After the client application connects to your WorkSpace, your WorkSpace desktop is displayed.


    No comments