How to Setup Jenkins on Windows Server in AWS (Automation)

To setup Jenkins on AWS, the best way is to install via our AWS marketplace Jenkins images below. It comes fully configured allowing for quick deployment. Choose either Windows 2016 or 2019.

Setup Jenkins on Windows 2019 in AWS


Deploy Jenkins on Windows 2019 on AWS

Setup jenkins on aws

Setup Jenkins on Windows 2016 in AWS


Deploy Jenkins on Windows 2016 on AWS

Install jenkins on aws

Getting Started


RDP into new server


To RDP into your new server, view how to RDP into AWS Instances:


How to RDP to AWS Windows Instance


Jenkins Setup


Once logged into the Jenkins server via RDP, To start using Jenkins, open the following URL using the Microsoft Edge browser on the desktop:




The first time you launch you will see the following screen. Follow the instructions to locate the initial administrator password in order to complete the setup and create a new admin account:

unlock jenkins


Jenkins Amin URL


By default, your Jenkins runs at http://localhost:8080/. This can be changed by editing jenkins.xml, which is located in the installation directory (C:\Program Files\Jenkins). This file is also the place to change other boot configuration parameters, such as JVM options, HTTPS setup, etc.


There are a few ways to access the Jenkins login page, either locally on the server by accessing http://localhost:8080


Or by the servers internal DNS host name on your internal network: http://dnshostname:8080


Or by using the public AWS public IP/DNS Name. 

Jenkins Firewall Ports


The Jenkins Windows AWS image comes with port 8080 configured to allow you to access the admin URL both internally and externally.


Depending on what you will be using the Jenkins server for, you’ll need to confirm if any firewall ports will need to be open in order for the Jenkins server to reach any resources in your environment.


To setup AWS firewall rules refer to – AWS Security Groups




If you have any questions about the setup of Jenkins in AWS using our Windows Jenkins image leave your comments below and we will reply within 24 hours.

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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud.

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