AWS-CreateManagedWindowsInstance - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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Create an EC2 instance for a Windows Server that is configured for Systems Manager.

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  • AmiId

    Type: String

    Default: {{ssm:/aws/service/ami-windows-latest/Windows_Server-2016-English-Full-Base}}

    Description: (Required) AMI ID to use for launching the instance.

  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Description: (Optional) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf. If no role is specified, Systems Manager Automation uses the permissions of the user that starts this runbook.

  • GroupName

    Type: String

    Default: SSMSecurityGroupForLinuxInstances

    Description: (Required) Security group name to create.

  • InstanceType

    Type: String

    Default: t2.medium

    Description: (Required) Type of instance to launch. Default is t2.medium.

  • KeyPairName

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) Key pair to use when creating instance.

  • RemoteAccessCidr

    Type: String


    Description: (Required) Creates security group with port for RDP (Port range 3389) open to IPs specified by CIDR (default is If the security group already exists it will not be modified and rules will not be changed.

  • RoleName

    Type: String

    Default: SSMManagedInstanceProfileRole

    Description: (Required) Role name to create.

  • StackName

    Type: String

    Default: CreateManagedInstanceStack{{automation:EXECUTION_ID}}

    Description: (Optional) Specify stack name used by this runbook

  • SubnetId

    Type: String

    Default: Default

    Description: (Required) New instance will be deployed into this subnet or in the default subnet if not specified.

  • VpcId

    Type: String

    Default: Default

    Description: (Required) New instance will be deployed into this Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) or in the default Amazon VPC if not specified.