The EC2Config service runs in the local system account and is primarily used during the initial setup.
For information about the tasks that EC2Config performs, see EC2Config Tasks.
There are, however, a few differences in the installation defaults.
AWS Windows AMIs come with an additional service installed, the EC2Config service.
This shows that IIS and its pipings are broken and client computers cannot communicate with the server.
Another symptom and a confirmation of the broken IIS hypothesis is a selection of the following warning and error events listed for Windows Server Update Services: service prior to manipulation.
AWS Windows AMIs contain a set of drivers to permit access to Xen virtualized hardware.
Today I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1. I try to run Windows Update but all it does is hangs at "Checking for updates". Some AWS Windows AMIs also come configured with Microsoft SQL Server or Internet Information Services (IIS).You can use an AMI with Microsoft SQL Server and IIS already configured, or you can start from a basic Windows AMI, and then install Microsoft SQL Server and enable IIS on the instance. The AWS Windows AMIs are generally configured the same way as a Windows Server that you install from Microsoft-issued media.The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for CUMC, NYPH and Columbia University faculty, staff and students.It can be accessed when using a CUMC email (@cumc.columbia.edu) account with Outlook or when logged in to the Outlook Web App.