This topic introduces the workflows to manage and maintain cloud desktops in the Elastic Cloud Desktop (ECD) console as the administrator.

Create a cloud desktop by using the default template

The system provides the default policies and desktop template, from which you can create a cloud desktop in a quick manner. You can assign the created cloud desktop to regular users. Create a cloud desktop
Procedure:
  1. Create a workspace of the convenience or enterprise Active Directory (AD) account type. For more information, see Create a workspace of the convenience account type or Create a workspace of the enterprise AD account type.
  2. Create a convenience user or an AD user based on your account type. If AD users are available in the enterprise AD domain, you can skip this step. For more information, see Create or import a convenience user or Create AD users.
  3. Configure the billing method, workspace, users, policies, desktop template, and the number of cloud desktops that you want to create. For more information, see Create a cloud desktop.

Create a custom cloud desktop

You can create a custom cloud desktop and use it as a template to create more cloud desktops that have identical configurations. Create a custom cloud desktop
Procedure:
  1. Create a Windows or Linux cloud desktop by using the default template and build your custom desktop environment based on your business requirements, including installing common office software, configuring the printer driver, and prepare required files.
  2. Create a custom image to store the operating system, configurations, and business or application data on the custom desktop. For more information, see Create an image.
  3. Use the custom image created in Step 2 and select specifications as needed to create a custom desktop template. For more information, see Create a desktop template.
  4. Use the custom desktop template created in Step 3 to create a cloud desktop. You can create multiple cloud desktops that have the custom desktop environment at a time. For more information, see Create a cloud desktop.

Assign a cloud desktop

If a new regular user wants to use a cloud desktop, you must create an account for the user and assign the cloud desktop to the user. Assign a cloud desktop to users
Procedure:
  1. Create a convenience user or an AD user based on the account type of the workspace. For more information, see Create or import a convenience user or Create AD users.
  2. Create a cloud desktop and assign it to the user. You can also assign an existing cloud desktop to the user.
    Note A cloud desktop can be assigned to multiple regular users. However, only one regular user can use the desktop at a time.