AWS VSS solution version history - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

AWS VSS solution version history

AwsVssComponents package versions

The following table describes the released versions of the AWS VSS component package.

Version Details Release date
2.3.2

Fixed a case where VSS provider registration is not removed on uninstallation.

May 9, 2024
2.3.1

Added new default tag AwsVssConfig to identify snapshots and AMIs created by AWS VSS.

March 7, 2024
2.2.1
  • Added support for using the DescribeInstanceAttribute API.

  • Bug fixes and reliability improvements.

  • Deprecated support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. AWS VSS components version 2.2.1 installation on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 will fail. AWS VSS components version 2.1.0 is the last version to support Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

January 18, 2024
2.1.0

Added support for using the CreateSnapshots API.

November 6, 2023
2.0.1

Added support for using the WinHTTP proxy settings.

October 26, 2023
2.0.0

Added capability to the AWS VSS component to create snapshots and AMIs, which enables compatibility with PowerShell module logging, script block logging, and transcription features.

April 28, 2023
1.3.2.0

Fixed a case where installation failure is not reported correctly.

May 10, 2022
1.3.1.0
  • Fixed snapshots failing on domain controllers in relation to an NTDS VSS writer logging error.

  • Fixed VSS agent error when uninstalling version 1.0 VSS provider.

February 6, 2020
1.3.00
  • Improved logging by reducing unwanted verbosity.

  • Fixed regionalization issues during installation.

  • Fixed return codes for some provider registration error conditions.

  • Fixed various installation issues.

March 19, 2019
1.2.00
  • Added command line parameters -nw (no-writers) and -copy (copy-only) to agent.

  • Fixed EventLog errors caused by improper memory allocation calls.

November 15, 2018
1.1 Fixed AWS VSS components that were being used incorrectly as the default Windows Backup and Restore provider. December 12, 2017
1.0 Initial release. November 20, 2017

Windows OS version support

The following table shows which AWS VSS solution versions you should run on each version of Windows Server on Amazon EC2.

Windows Server version AwsVssComponents version AWSEC2-VssInstallAndSnapshot version name AWSEC2-CreateVssSnapshot version name AWSEC2-ManageVssIO version name
Windows Server 2022 default default default default
Windows Server 2019 default default default default
Windows Server 2016 default default default default
Windows Server 2012 R2 2.1.0 not supported 2012R2 2012R2
Windows Server 2012 2.1.0 not supported 2012R2 2012R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 1.3.1.0 not supported 2008R2 2008R2