AppStream 2.0 Base Image and Managed Image Update Release Notes - Amazon AppStream 2.0

AppStream 2.0 Base Image and Managed Image Update Release Notes

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides base images to help you create images that include your own applications. Base images are Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that contain software configurations specific to the operating system. For AppStream 2.0, each base image includes the AppStream 2.0 agent and the latest version of one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics Design, Graphics G4dn, Graphics Pro, and Sample apps

    Note

    Public base images powered by Windows Server 2012 R2 will no longer be available from AWS after 10/10/2023 due to Microsoft End-of-Support for Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Windows Server 2016 Base — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics Design, Graphics G4dn, Graphics Pro, and Graphics G5

  • Windows Server 2019 Base — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics Design, Graphics G4dn, Graphics Pro, and Graphics G5

  • Windows Server 2022 Base — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics G4dn, and Graphics G5

  • Amazon Linux 2 – Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics G4dn, and Graphics Pro

After you create your own image that includes your own applications, you are responsible for installing and maintaining the updates for the operating system, your applications, and their dependencies. AppStream 2.0 provides an automated way to update your image using managed AppStream 2.0 image updates. With managed image updates, you select the image that you want to update. AppStream 2.0 creates an image builder in the same AWS account and Region to install the updates and create the new image. After the new image is created, you can test it on a pre-production fleet before updating your production fleets or sharing the image with other AWS accounts. For more information, see "Keep Your AppStream 2.0 Image Up-to-Date" in Administer Your Amazon AppStream 2.0 Images.

For information about the latest AppStream 2.0 agent, see AppStream 2.0 Agent Release Notes.

The following table lists the latest released images.

Image type Image name
Base
  • AppStream-WinServer2016-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-WinServer2019-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-WinServer2022-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-AmazonLinux2-05-08-2023

Graphics Design
  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2016-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2019-05-08-2024

Graphics G4dn
  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2016-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2019-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2022-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-AmazonLinux2-05-08-2023

Graphics G5
  • AppStream-Graphics-G5-WinServer2016-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G5-WinServer2019-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G5-WinServer2022-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-G5-AmazonLinux2-05-08-2023

Graphics Pro
  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2016-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2019-05-08-2024

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-AmazonLinux2-05-08-2023

Sample apps

Amazon-AppStream2-Sample-Image-03-29-2023

For information about how to access this base image, see Get Started with Amazon AppStream 2.0: Set Up With Sample Applications.

The latest Windows base images were released on May 8, 2024, and the latest managed AppStream 2.0 image updates for the Windows platform were released on May 20, 2024. The following table lists the software components for the latest released base images and the components that are available if you update your image using managed image updates. If the version is marked “latest”, the current stable software component available from the vendor will be installed. If the version is marked “not included”, managed image updates is not managing the component and the version will not be changed when you update your image.

The following table lists the software components for the latest released Windows images.

Software component Latest base images (May 8, 2024) Managed AppStream 2.0 image updates (April 25, 2024)
Amazon AWS (AvsCamera) Driver 1.0.0.6 1.0.0.6
Amazon CloudWatch Agent 1.4.37895 1.4.37890
SSM Agent 3.3.380.0 3.2.2303.0
NICE DCV Virtual Display

1.4.78.0

1.4.78.0
AMD Driver for Graphics Design instances 24.20.13028.7002 24.20.13028.7002
AppStream 2.0 Agent 05-03-2024 04-25-2024
AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

1.32.89 (Windows Server 2016/2019)

2.15.40.0 (Windows Server 2022)

Not included
Firefox 125.0.2 (Windows Server 2016/2019) Not included
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Installed with Windows Server Installed with Windows Server
NVIDIA Graphics Driver for Graphics Pro, G4dn, and G5 instances

552.08 (Windows Server 2022)

538.33 (Windows Server 2019)

512.78 (Windows Server 2016)

551.61 (Windows Server 2022)

538.33 (Windows Server 2019)

512.78 (Windows Server 2016)

Process monitor 3.96 Latest
Quality Windows Audio/Video Experience (qWAVE) Installed with Windows Server Installed with Windows Server
Visual C++ redistributable packages Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) - 12.0.40664.0 Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) - 12.0.40664.0
Windows Server updates Base image updates as of April 2024 Latest
WinSCard Filter Driver 1.0.19.0 1.0.19.0

The latest Linux base images were released on May 8, 2024. The following table lists the software components for the latest released Linux base images.

Software component Latest base images (May 8, 2024) Managed AppStream 2.0 image updates (March 24, 2024)
AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) 1.18.147-1 Not included
Amazon CloudWatch Agent 1.300033.0-1 1.300033.0-1
SSM Agent 3.3.131.0-1 3.3.131.0-1
NICE DCV Server AppStream 2024.0.16698-17 2024.0.16698-17
Cloud-init 19.3-46 Not included
AL2 Kernel 4.14.336-257.568 Not included
NVIDIA Graphics Driver for Graphics Pro, G4dn, and G5 instances 535.161.07 535.161.07
Cuda Version 12.4 Not included
Important

The following public images are deprecated and therefore no longer available from AWS:

  • 2016/2019 Windows images released before February 2024

  • Linux images released before February 2024

  • Images for the Graphics Desktop instance family

If you want to use an image for a multi-session fleet, the image must meet the following conditions:

  • The image must be created from a base image released on or after June 12, 2023. Or, the image must be updated by using managed AppStream 2.0 image updates released on or after September 6, 2023. For more information, see Update an Image by Using Managed AppStream 2.0 Image Updates.

  • The AppStream 2.0 agent release version must be 09-06-2023 or later. For more information, see Manage AppStream 2.0 Agent Versions.

  • If you have updated your image using Managed AppStream 2.0 Image updates, then the AppStream 2.0 agent release version is not applicable. Your image must be updated using a Managed Image Update released on or after September 6, 2023. For more information, see Update an Image by Using Managed AppStream 2.0 Image Updates.

  • Multi-session fleets are supported only for Microsoft Server 2019 and 2022.

The following table describes all released base images.

Release Platform Image Changes
05-08-2024 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to May 2024

  • Includes latest NVIDIA Graphics Driver (552.08) for Graphics Pro and G4dn instances for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

  • Includes CloudWatch Agent 1.4.37891

  • Includes SSM Agent 3.3.131.0-1

  • Includes AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) 1.32.89

  • Includes AWSVirtualSmartCardReader 1.0.0.59

05-08-2024 Linux
  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

03-24-2024 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to March 2024

  • Includes latest NVIDIA Graphics Driver (551.61) for Graphics Pro and G4dn instances for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

  • Includes CloudWatch Agent 1.3.50742

  • Includes SSM Agent 3.2.2303.0

  • Includes AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) 2.15.33.0

  • Includes AWSVirtualSmartCardReader 1.0.0.59

03-24-2024 Linux
  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

  • Updated Linux to version 2.0.20240318.0. For more information, see 2.0.20240318.0.

01-26-2024 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to January 2024

12-11-2023 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics G5

  • Add support for Windows Server 2022

11-13-2023 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to November 2023

11-13-2023

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Graphics G5

06-12-2023 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to June 2023

06-11-2023

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

03-29-2023 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to February 2023

03-15-2023

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Updated Linux to version 2.0.20220805.0. For more information, see Amazon Linux 2 2.0.20230221.0 release notes.

  • Improves Webcam experience

  • Resolves an issue that prevents AppStream 2.0 fleet instances from provisioning when the system cryptography is set to use FIPS-compliant algorithms

10-05-2022 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to September 13, 2022

09-21-2022

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

09-14-2022

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver (510.85.02)

09-01-2022 Windows
  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver (473.47) for Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver (512.78) for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

07-12-2022 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to June 14, 2022

  • Includes latest AMD Driver (24.20.13028.7002) for Graphics Design instances for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

  • Includes latest NVIDIA Graphics Driver (472.98) for Graphics Pro and G4dn instances for Windows Server 2012R2

  • Includes latest NVIDIA Graphics Driver (511.65) for Graphics Pro and G4dn instances for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

  • Includes CloudWatch Agent 1.3.50742

  • Includes SSM Agent 3.1.1575.0

  • Includes AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) 1.23.11

06-20-2022

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

03-03-2022 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to January 11, 2022

02-18-2022

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

11-19-2021

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Latest Linux base images, including blank screen fixes on small instance types

11-15-2021

Amazon

Linux 2

  • Base

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Linux base images

10-08-2021 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Sample apps

  • Includes Microsoft security updates up to September 15, 2021

  • AWS Tools for PowerShell updated to version 3.15.1398

07-19-2021 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to July 13, 2021

06-01-2021 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to April 14, 2021

  • Includes AMD driver version 24.20.13028.5012 for Graphics Design instances

12-28-2020 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes a driver that adds support for using smart cards. Smart cards can be used for Windows sign in, Active Directory-joined streaming instances, and in-session authentication for streaming applications

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to December 9, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.18.138

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver version 451.48 for Graphics Pro and Graphics G4dn instances

07-16-2020 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4dn

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to June 9, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.18.86

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver version 441.66 for Graphics Pro instances

04-22-2020 Windows
  • Base (Windows Server 2019)

  • Graphics Design (Windows Server 2019)

  • Graphics G4dn (Windows Server 2019)

  • Graphics Pro (Windows Server 2019)

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to March 10, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.18.21

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver version 441.66 for Graphics Pro instances

03-18-2020 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to February 11, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.17.5

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver version 412.16 for Graphics Pro instances

03-16-2020 Windows
  • Graphics G4dn

  • Adds support for Graphics G4dn instances based on the EC2 G4dn family (Windows Server 2012 R2)

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to February 11, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.17.5

03-05-2020 Windows
  • Graphics G4dn

  • Adds support for Graphics G4dn instances based on the EC2 G4dn family (Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019)

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to February 11, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.17.5

01-13-2020 Windows
  • Graphics Design

  • Adds support for Windows Server 2019, with Microsoft Windows updates up to November 12, 2019

12-12-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to November 12, 2019

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.16.284

  • Includes a new version of the SSM Agent (v2.3.760.0), which resolves an issue that prevented streaming instances from being provisioned

09-18-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to August 13, 2019 for all Base and Graphics Pro instances and for Graphics Design Windows Server 2012 R2. Graphics Design Windows Server 2016 instances already include this version.

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.16.222 for all Base and Graphics Pro instances and Graphics Design Windows Server 2012 R2. Graphics Design Windows Server 2016 instances already include this version.

  • Includes a fix to prevent Windows Defender from being enabled by default on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 image builder instances. For more information, see Windows Update and Antivirus Software on AppStream 2.0.

09-05-2019 Windows
  • Graphics Design

  • Adds support for Windows Server 2016

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to August 13, 2019

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.16.222

  • Includes AMD Driver version 24.20.13028.3002 for Graphics Design instances (compatible with Windows Server 2016)

06-24-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Pro

  • Adds support for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

05-28-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to May 14, 2019

04-29-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to April 20, 2019

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.16.126

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver 412.16 for Graphics Pro instances

01-22-2019 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to December 10, 2018

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.16.84

  • Includes NVIDIA Graphics Driver version 391.58 for Graphics Pro instances

06-12-2018 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to May 9, 2018

  • Includes Windows PowerShell 5.1

05-02-2018 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to April 10, 2018

  • Adds the following language packs: Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

03-19-2018 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to February 23, 2018

  • Includes the following language packs: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

  • Resolves intermittent issues with using Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project applications during streaming sessions

01-24-2018 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to January 5, 2018

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

  • Enables a default profile to be created on image builders and used for the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) during streaming sessions

01-01-2018 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Resolves an issue with connectivity to AppStream 2.0 instances

12-07-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to November 19, 2017

  • Adds support for managed AppStream 2.0 agent updates

11-13-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Resolves an issue with Microsoft Office 365 applications not working during streaming sessions

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to October 11, 2017

09-05-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • New Graphics Design instance family

  • Support for On-Demand fleets

  • Updated approach for session context

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to August 9, 2017

  • Resolves an intermittent issue with applications not coming to the foreground

  • Resolves an intermittent issue with applications not appearing in tile view

07-25-2017 Windows
  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • New Graphics Desktop and Graphics Pro instance families

  • Adds support for 2 K resolution

07-24-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to July 13, 2017

  • Adds support for Microsoft Active Directory domains

06-20-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Sample apps

  • Optimizes application launch performance

  • Resolves an issue with applications not displaying in tile view

  • Resolves an issue with applications displaying in tile view only

  • Resolves an issue with applications displaying multiple times in tile view

  • Resolves an issue with recently launched application windows not appearing in the foreground

  • Resolves an issue with page margins when printing

05-18-2017 Windows
  • Base

  • Sample apps

  • Adds support for AppStream 2.0 home folders

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to May 16, 2017

  • Resolves an intermittent network issue that affects internet connections from streaming instances

  • Resolves an issue with application tiles not functioning correctly