AppStream 2.0 Base Image Release Notes - Amazon AppStream 2.0

AppStream 2.0 Base Image 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 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 G4, Graphics Pro, and Sample apps

  • Windows Server 2016 Base — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics Design, Graphics G4, and Graphics Pro

  • Windows Server 2019 Base — Available on the following image types: Base, Graphics G4, 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 Release Notes.

The following table lists the latest released images.

Image type Image name
Base
  • AppStream-WinServer2012R2-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-WinServer2016-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-WinServer2019-07-16-2020

Graphics Design
  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2012R2-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2016-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-Design-WinServer2019-07-16-2020

Graphics G4
  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2012R2-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2016-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-G4dn-WinServer2019-07-16-2020

Graphics Pro
  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2012R2-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2016-07-16-2020

  • AppStream-Graphics-Pro-WinServer2019-07-16-2020

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 base images were released on July 16, 2020. The following table lists the software components for the latest released base images.

Component Version
Amazon SSM Agent 2.3.1319.0
Amazon CloudWatch Agent 1.3.48707
Amazon WDDM Hook Driver 1.0.0.56
EC2Config service v4.9.4222.0 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only)
AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) 1.18.86
AMD Driver for Graphics Design instances 24.20.13028.3002
NVIDIA Graphics Driver for Graphics Pro instances 441.66
Important

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

  • Images released on or before June 2019

  • Images for the Graphics Desktop instance family

The following table describes all released base images.

Release Image Changes
07-16-2020
  • Base

  • Graphics Design

  • Graphics G4

  • 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
  • Base (Windows Server 2019)

  • Graphics Design (Windows Server 2019)

  • Graphics G4 (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
  • 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
  • Graphics G4

  • Adds support for Graphics g4dn instances based on the EC2 G4 family (Windows Server 2012 R2)

  • Includes Microsoft Windows updates up to February 11, 2020

  • Includes AWS CLI version 1.17.5

03-05-2020
  • Graphics G4

  • Adds support for Graphics g4dn instances based on the EC2 G4 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
  • Graphics Design

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

12-12-2019
  • 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
  • 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 version 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 version 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 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