# Uploading files to EC2 Windows instance

I've created an instance of a Windows Server 2008 AMI at Amazon EC2. I now need to upload some installation files to it.

One way to do this would be to activate the FTP server in Windows, set up an account and use that to upload files.

Is there a better way to do this? Maybe some way to upload directly to an EBS?

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What o/s is running on the machine where you have the installation files ? –  gareth_bowles Jun 4 '10 at 22:50

I usually use RDP's ability to map drives from the client, and then execute:

robocopy \\tsclient\C\path\to\my\files c:\MyTempFolder FileToCopy.exe

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If you'd like something a little more secure, consider CopSSH to enable SFTP transfers to your Windows instances:

http://tech.mikeal.com/blog1.php/2008/08/21/ssh-sftp-for-windows-2008-server-using-c

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