How to run a Virtual Server in AWS – Windows Instance

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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

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Choose OS, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Base – ami-4e037421

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Choose an Instance Type

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Select review and launch

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Edit Security group and Launch

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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

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Close the confirmation page by choosing view instances… wait for the state changes to running.. then select connect

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Get password

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Choose Browse to navigate the previously saved private key file… and Decrypt Password

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Download Remote Desktop File and choose close..

Remember the Default administrator password which will be needed to connect to the instance

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open saved .rdp file.. Choose connect

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Enter the previously saved password

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Congratulations !! You are connected to the newly created Windows Instance

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How to Create an IAM User – Amazon Web Services

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Sign in to the IAM (Identity and Access Management) console
https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/

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In the navigation pane select users and select add users

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Type a user name and custom password. And also Select AWS Management Console access check box 

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To add user to group, create a group

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Type Group Name and Attach Policy AdministratorAccess.

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After creating IAM user, Sign in at https://your_aws_account_id.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/

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If you need to change the Url (your_aws_account_id) to your company name 

go to Identity and Access Management dashboard and select customize

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Type the desired name

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The Ultimate AWS (Amazon Web Services) Newbie Guide – Getting you started with Free Tier

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS Cloud Services. The  Free Tier includes services which will be available for 12 months as well as additional service offers that do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term.

This Ultimate newbie guide will show you how to create a free user account in The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Free Tier. You may need a credit card which will be used in the registration process only. Amazing thing about free tier is you wont get charged a single penny.

Go to https://aws.amazon.com/free/ and choose Create an AWS Account

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Set up a user account (follow the instructions provided). phone is needed for identity verification.

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Enter payment information (Don’t worry you wont be charged)

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Provide telephone number for identity verification

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Choose appropriate support plan (reminder: Basic is free)

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Welcome screen

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AWS Management Console

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Expect more from us in future….

How to run a Virtual Server in AWS – Linux Instance

Please note that,

Only free tier eligible products are tried in this tutorial.
Make sure Java is already installed and enabled in your web browser to connect to the newly created instance.

Go to amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/ and select Launch Instance

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Choose the OS

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Choose an Instance Type

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Select review and launch

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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

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Close the confirmation page by choosing view instances… wait for the state changes to running.. then select connect

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Choose A Java SSH client directly from my browser (Java required). provide user name, previously saved private key name, Private key saved location. Then choose Laucn SSH Client

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Confirm MindTerm settings to connect to the instance…

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