AWS Knowledge Center Videos: How do I regain admin access to an Amazon EC2 Windows instance?


  1. tibaal89

    February 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Very cool… what if the instance in question was a domain controller?

  2. skysurfer

    February 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    This guy is awesome 🙂

  3. arunava mukherjee

    May 6, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Love you guys.. thanks a ton..

  4. Philip Pallette

    June 13, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Where do you find the Policy statement to paste into JSON?

  5. Eddie Cisneros

    November 16, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I get the following warning when running the json code provided on url


    "Version": "2012-10-17",

    "Statement": [


    "Effect": "Allow",

    "Action": [



    "Resource": [






    This policy does not grant any permissions. To grant access, policies must have an action that has an applicable resource or condition. For details, choose Show remaining Learn more

  6. Sandeep

    June 7, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Brandon,
    As shown you we have tried attache policy to instance.
    We have waited 5 mins and do not see in managed instance, the instance is not registered with system manager service.
    can you please help me how to troubleshoot this.

  7. Gabriel Andy Fono

    August 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks so much

  8. S. Jean Heller

    September 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The current EC2 does not have the headings you are telling me to select….. Like Managed Instances, ets.

  9. Flaviu Gign

    October 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    thanks this helped a lot !

  10. Salim Abd

    November 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Amazon EC2 role for me is not listed, you listed that before, why you don't show us how to do that?

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