Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
Windows User Guide

Document History

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  • Latest documentation update: October 17, 2019

The following table describes important changes to the Amazon FSx Windows User Guide. For notifications about documentation updates, you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

Change Description Date

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server releases support for managing user sessions and open files

You can now use the Windows-native Shared Folders tool to manage user sessions and open files on your Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems. For more information, see Managing User Sessions and Open Files.

October 17, 2019

Amazon FSx releases support for Microsoft Windows shadow copies

You can now configure Windows shadow copies on your Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems. Shadow copies enable your users to easily undo file changes and compare file versions by restoring files to previous versions. For more information, see Working with Shadow Copies.

July 31, 2019

Amazon FSx releases shared Microsoft Active Directory support

You can now join Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems to AWS Managed AD directories that are in a different VPC or in a different AWS account than the file system. For more information, see Active Directory Support.

June 25, 2019

Amazon FSx releases enhanced Microsoft Active Directory support

You can now join Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems to your self-managed Microsoft Active Directory domains, either on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, see Active Directory Support.

June 24, 2019

Amazon FSx complies with SOC certification

Amazon FSx has been assessed to comply with SOC certification. For more information, see Security and Data Protection.

May 16, 2019

Added clarifying note regarding AWS Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering connection support

Amazon FSx file systems created after February 22, 2019 are accessible using AWS Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering. For more information, see Supported Access Methods.

February 25, 2019

AWS Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering connection support added

You can now access Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems from on-premises resources and from resources in a different Amazon VPC or AWS account. For more information, see Supported Access Methods.

February 22, 2019

Amazon FSx is now generally available

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides Microsoft Windows file servers that are fully managed, backed by a fully native Windows file system. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides the features, performance, and compatibility to easily lift and shift enterprise applications to AWS.

November 28, 2018