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Packer 0.8 Windows Example on AWS
winrm quickconfig -q
winrm set winrm/config/winrs '@{MaxMemoryPerShellMB="300"}'
winrm set winrm/config '@{MaxTimeoutms="1800000"}'
winrm set winrm/config/service '@{AllowUnencrypted="true"}'
winrm set winrm/config/service/auth '@{Basic="true"}'
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="WinRM 5985" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=5985 action=allow
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="WinRM 5986" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=5986 action=allow
net stop winrm
sc config winrm start=auto
net start winrm
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope LocalMachine
"builders": [{
"type": "amazon-ebs",
"region": "us-east-1",
"source_ami": "ami-c01102a8",
"instance_type": "m3.medium",
"ami_name": "windows-ami {{timestamp}}",
"user_data_file": "{{template_dir}}/setup_winrm.txt",
"communicator": "winrm",
"winrm_username": "Administrator"
"provisioners": [
"type": "powershell",
"inline": [
"dir c:\\"
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