Well, how to get the tools to work with Windows anyway. ArbFranklin has a post explaining all you need to know. I have had an EC2 account with amazon for a while now, but never got it working. this should be interesting though. i have to try it out. As a second point, Enomaly has an article showing you how to run Windows Server on an EC2 instance. they use QEMU to do emulation, and you may have to use a linux box to do the building of images, etc, but, if it works, and works properly, this is sweet! :)