I have an AWS server (MS SQL SERVER EXPRESS 2008 R2 with IIS), with an elastic IP of 18.104.22.168, security groups configured with HTTP, MS SQL and FTP, and I can connect to the remote virtual machine using the rdp file that amazon gives you in the console.
However when I try to connect via visual studio to test if the database is working, it gives me a "Login failed for user 'dbuser' error. I have a user called dbuser on my SQL Server (on the server side of course) with full access permissions etc. I also cannot connect to an ftp on the server, despite all guides and help doc. Something seems to be simply blocking my connection. I have tried the same thing on multiple computers.
Everything seems to be configured correctly except I suspect the server instance.
Can anyone help? PS I'm fairly new to web development, this is my first AWS EC2 server.