AT: Moving Ahead With Amazon EC2 (Creating AMI by modifying the existing one)

  1. Login to the AWS Management Console
  2. Switch to EC2 tab
  3. Click on AMIs
  4. Select EBS image and Launch it
  5. Do not select micro or small instance at this step to avoid long running configuration
  6. Click on Instances
  7. Wait ~5 minutes and try to Get Windows Admin Password of your started instance
  8. RDP to your instance by using Public DNS (you can find it at the description tab for the running instance)
  9. Install latest Windows updates
  10. Make your additional changes
  11. Create Image (EBS AMI). Don’t worry about running state of the instance. It will be stopped automatically while making the new AMI.
  12. Click on AMIs
  13. Wait. You should get the new image Owned By Me
  14. Terminate running instance. You don’t need it anymore
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