AWS - Steps to upload a VM - Creating a vmimport user to upload  the image

Stuart Saxby
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I'm following the steps to upload an image here:
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/vm-import/latest/userguide/import-vm-image.html

When I run the following command:
aws iam create-role --role-name vmimport --assume-role-policy-document file://trust-policy.json

I get this error:
H:\>aws iam create-role --role-name vmimport --assume-role-policy-document C:\Users\Stuart.Saxby\Desktop\trust-policy.json
An error occurred (MalformedPolicyDocument) when calling the CreateRole operation: This policy contains invalid Json


I've copied the JSON exactly and verified it in a JSON validator.  Any ideas on how I can troubleshoot this?
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Stuart SaxbyBusiness Analyst

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Some steps I've taken:
1.)  Confirmed the JSON file is correct and at the correct location
2.)  Compared the JSON file contents with what's displayed on the website
3.)  Confirmed the JSON that's on the website is actually correctly formatted JSON

I'm wondering if it's actually a problem with the JSON or the error is pointing to some other problem.
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You might have to try something like:

aws iam create-role --role-name vmimport --assume-role-policy-document file:///C:/Users/Stuart.Saxby/Desktop/trust-policy.json

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Stuart SaxbyBusiness Analyst

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Champ!  That did it.  I tried as written and got:
Error parsing parameter '--assume-role-policy-document': Unable to load paramfile file:///C:/Users/Stuart.Saxby/Desktop/trust-policy.json: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/C:/Users/Stuart.Saxby/Desktop/trust-policy.json'

Removed the additional '/' and the import worked correctly.  Thanks for your help!

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