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EC2 Backup failed "AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell is not installed"

 

Problem description

Backup of an EC2 instance ( i-036xxx4xx98 ) fails with error "AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell is not installed" under Policy: "testpolicy"

Following errors are observed under job logs.

> aws/monitor/consistentami
> us-east-1
> SSMCommandInvocation
> AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell is not installed.

Cause

AWS tools for Windows powershell is not installed or is not installed in the default location.

Traceback

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Resolution

  1. Install the latest AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell on the instance.

  2. Please ensure that the application is installed in its default location.

  3. Restart the server.

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