Posted On: Oct 26, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of Amazon EC2 Run Command, a feature that enables you to securely manage the configuration of your Amazon EC2 Windows instances. Run Command provides a simple way of automating common administrative tasks like executing scripts, running PowerShell commands, installing software or patches, and more. Run Command allows you to deploy these commands across multiple instances and provides visibility into the results, making it easy to manage configuration change across fleets of instances. Through integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), you can control the actions users can perform against a set of instances. AWS CloudTrail records all actions taken with Run Command, so you can seamlessly audit change throughout your environment.

You can start using Run Command today with your Windows instances from the EC2 Console or the AWS CLI or API in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland).

To get started, please see our blog, and visit the EC2 Run Command webpage.