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Restart Amazon AWS EC2 instance from PowerShell

Posted by vivekcek on July 25, 2016

In this post i will show you how can we restart a windows ec2 instance by using powershell.

1. Go to your account, select Security Credentials and create an AWS access key and secret key.

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2. Open Power-Shell for AWS, which will ask your AWS Access key and Secret Key.

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3. If Power-Shell not prompted for keys go to “C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\AWSToolkit” and delete the Registered Account Jsonfile and open Power-Shell again.

4. Now get your instance id by using this url from EC2 instance

http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id

5. Now from powershell give below command

Restart-EC2Instance -InstanceId i-12345678
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