Newbie sysadmin here. I'd like to sharpen my skills by deploying Win2K8 R2 within Amazon's VPC offering. I'm using Tom Carpenter's 'Windows Server Administration Essentials' book (MTA-cert prep) for Windows administration guidance. After a bit of Googling I found a useful thread on Amazon's VPC forum - (opening ports for AD) https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?messageID=260524𿦬
To begin, I spun up a new Win2K8 R2 base instance (ami-f31ccb9a), associating it with the VPC. Would it matter which subnet? - http://i.imgur.com/DLIw4.png
How should I configure the DNS settings for the server? The networking portion is a bit confusing to me.
My intention is to -
- Establish DNS/ADDS/DC roles across a few VM's.
- Establish a VPN (via software? I remember seeing a hardware VPN option within VPC deploy, however I do not believe it would apply in this situation) link with a Windows 7 client (I'm using at home) to apply GPOs to practice desktop administration.
- Create and link EBS volumes to the instances as network shares, and have those shares usable by my client machine.
- Play around with App-V and SCCM12.