Please note that,
- This Guide is all about Launching and connecting to a Windows instance
- Only free tier eligible products are tried in this tutorial.
Go to amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/ and select Launch Instance
Choose OS, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Base – ami-4e037421
Choose an Instance Type
Select review and launch
Edit Security group and Launch
After launching you are prompted to create or use existing key pair. In this scenario new key pair is created and downloaded.
DO NOT Proceed without a key pair which will prevent you from connecting to the created instance
Close the confirmation page by choosing view instances… wait for the state changes to running.. then select connect
Choose Browse to navigate the previously saved private key file… and Decrypt Password
Download Remote Desktop File and choose close..
Remember the Default administrator password which will be needed to connect to the instance
open saved .rdp file.. Choose connect
Enter the previously saved password
Congratulations !! You are connected to the newly created Windows Instance