Hopefully this helps until Ortus makes their AWS instances available.
I recently had to upgrade my AWS Win2008 instances so I figured I’d make the move to Lucee since my ACF11 was end-of-support as well. After struggling a bit here’s a powershell script I came up with to document launching one from scratch. I had to go through this process a few times to get it right. When it didn’t work I’d just fire up a new instance and start over (I love AWS). I finally got it working on a Win19 Base instance which was easier with the GUI, then replicated my steps on Win19 Core, which allows me to run smoothly on a t3a.nano instance (1GB RAM) for now.
My only complaint about Win Server Core is that I haven’t found a way to install the Services management console, or figured out how to access service management remotely.
This is just the basics and could be improved, so please contribute.
- Launch instance with a security group that allows ports 3389 (Remote Desktop) and 8172 (Remote IIS Mgmt)
- When you’re able to connect to the instance, open PowerShell (from command prompt type “start powershell”)
- Type the following commands. You can copy and paste several to run them one after the other. From this point on instructions are made with PowerShell comments…
# Change the Administrator Password $password = Read-Host "Enter new password for 'Administrator'" $securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force $UserAccount = Get-LocalUser -Name "Administrator" $UserAccount | Set-LocalUser -Password $securePassword # Install Windows Update Module (only needed once). You'll be prompted to approve the untrusted repository Install-Module PSWindowsUpdate # Get and install Windows Updates. To get or install individual updates, use parameter -KBArticleID (e.g. 'Install-WindowsUpdate -KBArticleID KB1234567') Get-WindowsUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate # You'll likely need to reboot after installing updates # Install Windows Explorer (optional) # I recommend this if you prefer to navigate the file system graphically.` Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name ServerCore.AppCompatibility~~~~0.0.1.0 # Mount additional EBS volumes # Only necessary if you've attached additional volumes when launching your instance invoke-expression -Command C:\ProgramData\Amazon\EC2-Windows\Launch\Scripts\InitializeDisks.ps1 # Install IIS and required modules for Lucee Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server # -IncludeManagementTools option doesn't activate inetmgr.exe Install-WindowsFeature Web-Mgmt-Service Install-WindowsFeature Web-Net-Ext45 # optional for lockdown Install-WindowsFeature Web-IP-Security # not sure if the following are required, but were for ACF Install-WindowsFeature Web-CGI Install-WindowsFeature Web-ISAPI-Filter Install-WindowsFeature Web-ISAPI-Ext Install-WindowsFeature Web-Asp-Net45 # Set IIS to start automatically Set-Service -Name WMSVC -StartupType Automatic Start-Service -Name WMSVC ### Enable IIS Remote Management ### # Windows Server Core doesn't include the IIS management console, but it's just as easy to manage remotely though from a Windows computer Set-Itemproperty -path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WebManagement\Server' -Name 'EnableRemoteManagement' -value '1' # Mount local drive (optional) # In this example my local drive D: will be available to the server as drive R: (remote) # This just makes it slightly easier when copying files from your local drive from command line # Not sure what happens if you connect to the server from a computer that doesn't have a local drive D: New-PSDrive –Name “R” –PSProvider FileSystem –Root “\\tsclient\d” –Persist # Change time zone (optional) # Instance defaults to UTC Set-TimeZone -Id "US Eastern Standard Time" # Download & install Lucee (Check for preferred version at http://lucee.viviotech.net) New-Item -Path 'c:\' -Name 'install' -ItemType 'directory' Invoke-WebRequest 'http://lucee.viviotech.net/lucee-5.3.3.062-pl0-windows-installer.exe' -OutFile 'c:/install/lucee.exe' Start-Process -FilePath 'c:/install/lucee.exe' # You probably want to install the IIS URLRewrite module too Invoke-WebRequest 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/F/F/CFF3A0B8-99D4-41A2-AE1A-496C08BEB904/WebPlatformInstaller_amd64_en-US.msi' -OutFile 'c:/install/WebPlatformInstaller.msi' Start-Process -FilePath 'c:/install/WebPlatformInstaller.msi'
To manage IIS on your instance, open IIS Management Console on your local computer and select “Connect to a Server…” from the File menu. Type in your instance IP address and you can initially use your Administrator account to connect.