Install Desktop Central at AWS 

How to install Desktop Central at AWS?

For those who wish to ease their server management using Amazon EC2 instance, can now install Desktop Central at your instance and manage your desktops and mobile devices with ease.

Pre-requisites 

Before installing Desktop Central at AWS, ensure that you meet the following pre-requisites

  1. Say if you are planning to manage upto 1000 computers using Desktop Central, we recommend you to have the following instance configurations
    • EC2 instance type m4.xlarge or above
    • OS - Windows server 2008 or above
    • 60 GB memory space

    Note: You may have to change the configurations according to the number of computers you are managing. To know more about creating instance click here or refer this presentation.

  2. Ensure that the instance's Public IP/DNS is not blocked by any firewall and is accessible to all client computers
  3. Open the ports of Desktop Central at Amazon security groups for smooth communication between the Desktop Central server and the client computers

Steps

After purchasing your instance from Amazon web service, you can install Desktop Central at your instance by following the steps given below,

  1. Remotely connect to your EC2 instance
  2. In that instance, open your web browser
  3. Download and install Desktop Central. 

You have now successfully installed the Desktop Central server. To proceed further you have to install Desktop Central agent on the computers you want to manage. You can install agent using any of the below ways

  1. Install agents manually
  2. Install agenst using Windows GPO
  3. Install agents from Desktop Central console

Note: When you access the Desktop Central using the public IP/DNS address, note that the "Public IP/DNS address" changes when the instance is stopped/terminated. As Desktop Central works on a agent-server model, it is recommended to use an Elastic IP address for uninteruppeted communication between the server and the client computers. For more details on Elastic IP address click here.

You have now successfully deployed Desktop Central at Amazon EC2 Instance.