AWS CLI Setup On Windows

Here is how I setup my AWS CLI on my Windows 7 machine.

Download the CLI .MSI file AWS direct:

Run the MSI installation file (I install my CLI at C:\AWS for laziness when using the CLI)

Open Command Prompt/Powershell

Browse to your installed location and run aws –version

PS K:\> cd C:\AWSCLi
PS C:\AWSCLi> aws --version
aws-cli/1.10.65 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.4.55

Now you can add your credentials to the CLI by using aws configure command

PS C:\AWSCLi> aws configure
AWS Access Key ID [None]: EXAMPLE
AWS Secret Access Key [None]: EXAMPLE
Default region name [None]: eu-west-1
Default output format [None]: json

You should now be able run CLI commands

PS C:\AWSCLi> aws ec2 describe-instances

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