How to install the Elastic Desktop Service (EDS) client

Last week Alibaba Cloud announced the launch of their VDI solution called Elastic Desktop Service (EDS). I posted an article explaining in detail what does the service, what are the benefits, and the common use cases.

In this tutorial, I am going to guide you from a user perspective on how to install and configure the Alibaba Cloud EDS client.

How to install the Elastic Desktop Service (EDS) client

The picture below gives you an overview of the steps required to configure and use the EDS client. It is really a very easy and fast process.

Use a cloud desktop
Overview of how to use Alibaba Cloud EDS service

Step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Download the EDS client (Windows & Mac supported).
Download EDS client
Step 2: Install the client on your computer.
Installing EDS client on Mac

Note: When you log on to the client for the first time, you must wait for the plug-in download to be completed.

Waiting for the installation to be completed
Step 3: Log on to the client using your Directory ID.

Note: When you log on to the client for the first time, you must enter a directory ID. You can contact the administrator to obtain the directory ID. The next time you log on to the client, the system skips this step and uses the configured directory ID. If you want to change the directory, modify the logon settings.

Enter your Directory ID
Step 4: Enter your RAM username to login to EDS.
Login to EDS using your RAM username
Step 5: Enter your password.
Enter your RAM password

And that was it! Those are the 5 steps in order to Login to Alibaba Cloud EDS.

In the picture below you see the message when you log in to EDS but no cloud desktops are available for your RAM user. In that case, contact your administrator to create cloud desktop resources for you.

Alibaba Cloud EDS client with no cloud desktops available

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