Amazon AppStream 2.0
Administration Guide

AppStream 2.0 Base Image Version History

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 Windows platform. For AppStream 2.0, each base image includes the AppStream 2.0 agent and the latest version of one of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

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

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

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

You are responsible for installing and maintaining the updates for the Windows operating system, your applications, and their dependencies. 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 software, see AppStream 2.0 Agent Version History.

The following table lists the latest released images.

Image type Image name
Base
  • AppStream-WinServer2012R2-09-18-2019

  • AppStream-WinServer2016-09-18-2019

  • AppStream-WinServer2019-09-18-2019

Graphics Design
  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2012R2-09-18-2019

  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2016-09-05-2019

Graphics Pro
  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2012R2-09-18-2019

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2016-09-18-2019

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2019-09-18-2019

Sample apps

Amazon-AppStream2-Sample-Image-02-04-2019

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

The latest images released on September 18, 2019 include the following software components:

  • Amazon SSM Agent — v2.3.701.0

  • Amazon CloudWatch Agent — 1.3.14217

  • Amazon WDDM Hook Driver — 1.0.0.56

  • EC2Config service — 4.9.3519.0

  • AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) — 1.16.222

  • AMD Driver for Graphics Design instances — 24.20.13028.3002

Important

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

  • Images released on or before May 2018

  • Images for the Graphics Desktop instance family

The following table describes all released images.

Release Image Changes
09-18-2019
  • 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
  • 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 24.20.13028.3002 for Graphics Design instances (compatible with Windows Server 2016)

06-24-2019
  • Base

  • Graphics Pro

  • Adds support for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

05-28-2019
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to May 14, 2019

04-29-2019
  • 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
  • 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 391.58 for Graphics Pro instances

06-12-2018
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to May 9, 2018

  • Includes Windows PowerShell 5.1

05-02-2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • Resolves an issue with connectivity to AppStream 2.0 instances

12-07-2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Graphics Desktop

  • Graphics Pro

  • New Graphics Desktop and Graphics Pro instance families

  • Adds support for 2 K resolution

07-24-2017
  • Base

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to July 13, 2017

  • Adds support for Microsoft Active Directory domains

06-20-2017
  • 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
  • Base

  • Sample apps

  • Adds support for Amazon 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