Posted On: Apr 7, 2020

You can now run license included Windows Server instances on EC2 Dedicated Hosts, which enables you to use fully compliant Windows Server software licenses from AWS with a pay-as-you-go model. This new capability helps in scenarios where you have eligible SQL Server licenses to use on Dedicated Hosts but do not have accompanying Windows Server licenses to run the SQL Server workloads. 

Until now, you could only bring your own eligible Windows Server licenses to Dedicated Hosts. Now, in addition, you can use the Windows Server AMIs provided by Amazon to run the latest versions of Windows Server on Dedicated Hosts. You can use the Windows Server AMIs via the AWS Management Console, APIs, and CLI in all AWS regions outside of China.  

For pricing information see Dedicated Host Pricing. For more information on licensing, please visit the Windows on AWS FAQ. Additional information on Microsoft licensing options on AWS can be found here