Creating a Custom Amazon Windows AMI for Database Application Migration

Create an Amazon Windows AMI so that you can migrate your SQL database to the cloud.


  1. Create a Windows EC2 instance using any public or private Windows AMI.

  2. Install the MSSQL server.

  3. Create an Amazon machine instance from the EC2 instance.

    For information, see the AWS article "Create an AMI from an Amazon EC2 Instance", Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Documentation.


    Before you create an Amazon machine instance, turn off the Windows firewall on the Amazon EC2 Instance so that the installation operation is seamless.

What to Do Next

Discover the newly created AMI by refreshing the Amazon region information.