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Which version of Windows Server matches this OS version of Amazon EC2 Windows instance most?

I need to do some development work on Windows platform. The target production is a Windows Server 2012 in Amazon EC2. Here is some output from running systeminfo I want to set up a Windows machine ...
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28 views

How can I see the windows computer name for an ec2 instance without logging in via RDP?

It seems like this should be straightforward, but I don't see it in the console nor did I notice anything in "describe-instances" for it. Given some alert e-mails are getting tied to the machine name ...
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1answer
52 views

Can't access site on EC2 instance via public ip

I have Amazon EC2 micro instance with window 2008 server and deployed one sample web application over there which uses java and deployed on tomcat 7 server. I am able to access it locally on ...
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1answer
56 views

Windows EBS Volume from snapshot at instance launch is OFFLINE

Using Powershell launching a Server 2012 R2 machine. I can launch an instance from the stock Server 2012R2 AMI with a defined new EBS volume for d: drive, and upon boot, is online, and works fine. ...
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231 views

Windows Password won't decrypt on AWS EC2 even with the correct private key

I created a new Windows instance on AWS EC2, using a keypair I created by uploading my public key from my local machine. The instance launched fine, but it won't decrypt the password. It reports: ...
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1answer
107 views

AWS - 32 bit windows Amazon EC2 machine - can't RDP

I have a 32 bit Windows Machine on AWS ec2, All of a sudden From last weekend I haven't been able to RDP to my machine, the machine is overworked always but it was never a case that i couldn't log in ...
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474 views

Automation in Windows Instances on Amazon EC2

I am working on a compute service that will require automatic deployment of our software (~30 megs). The software is a WCF service, so I am stuck with windows. I can't use mono because we use lots of ...
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1answer
69 views

Start EC2 windows instance before authentication [closed]

When i start my EC2 windows instance using boto python and custom ami, it does not boot up until i login into it using remote desktop and enter my user credentials. Is there a workaround to avoid ...
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2answers
128 views

What's the best 'out of the box' way to copy files to a cloud server?

I need to copy files to a newly provisioned Amazon Windows 2008 server. FTP seems to be frowned upon these days, so what is the recommended way of getting files to the machine? Ideally without ...
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2answers
185 views

Windows server farm on AWS/EC2

We'll be deploying our application infrastructure (primarly Windows with some Linux components) on AWS/EC2 VPC. We'll be using Chef to handle provisioning and administration. However, unlike Linux ...
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1answer
163 views

Access windows EBS Volume from EC2 linux as folder

I have a windows EC2 Server in AWS and I have attached two EBS volumes to that to store pictures and videos on that. Now I need to access those videos and images from the linux server as a network ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Need to run windows service and MySQL, what remote/cloud service options do I have? [closed]

As the title suggests, I need to set up MySQL database which can be accessed by two (or more) different sites. The only snag with this is that we need to run a windows service alongside it (this is a ...
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1answer
200 views

setting up environment variables for aws hadoop ec2

I've been following this book: Hadoop in Action It gives a nice guide on how to start using ec2 with hadoop. One of the first things that it says is to download the command line tools here: ...
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2answers
1k views

Using Chef Solo to provision a Windows EC2 instance and bootstrap it

I'm trying to automate our CI process for a couple of .NET apps, and in a perfect world I'd like to spin up a Windows EC2 instance for each, bootstrap the instance to install Chef Solo and then ...
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1answer
463 views

Unable to remote into mysql server on Amazon ec2 windows instance

I'm trying to connect to MySQL server from my dev machine(win 7) using 'Toad for MySQL'. MySQL server is located on AMI windows instance(amazon ec2). I have had success earlier with dedicated servers ...
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1answer
56 views

Amazon EC2: map on it some of my network's folders

I have an application that does some processing on different files. The jobs are prepared on one machine, and then assigned to other machines where they are executed. I'd like to be able to run some ...
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1answer
148 views

How do I scale EC2 and push out code / data to my instances?

I currently have a T1.micro for development running Windows with SQL server 2008. The system allows students to come to our site to search for a mentor, update their profile with pictures and ...
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1answer
172 views

EC2 + RDS, or just a bigger EC2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I need to develop a system that connect to multiples outter systems to get XML data and reply with ...
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4answers
8k views

How to schedule automatic (daily) snapshots of AWS EC2 Windows Instance?

I have some Windows servers hosted on Amazon EC2. Some run Windows Server 2003 and other run Windows Server 2008. These are EBS-backed instances. Most of the instances also have some additional ...
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1answer
114 views

I changed time zone on DB & Web Server. Now SMTP sending is delayed

Both web & DB servers are running Windows Server 2008 R2. They are instances in the same datacenter at Amazon EC2. I changed both servers from central to eastern time zone using the windows GUI. ...
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1answer
172 views

Use Amazon EC2 as a backup server

I would like to use Amazon EC2 as an emergency backup database+web server in the event our primary host becomes unavailable. I feel like I wouldn't have trouble setting up a Windows instance, install ...
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2answers
100 views

Optimal Instance Size for EC2 Sharepoint Server

I'm surprised that I can't find any info about this, but I'm not a Windows admin and just a novice EC2 user. I have a client who wants to stand up a Sharepoint server on EC2 for internal use. The team ...
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1answer
188 views

Backup script for Windows AMI

I just want to know what could you recommend a script to backup Windows server? I tried to use the normal Amazon API command line stated below and it’s working fine. However, when I restore the ...
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2answers
541 views

Windows EC2 server cannot login through RDP

In my Windows Server 2008 EC2 instance, when I RDP into the server, it successfully logs on, but just after the desktop appears, it logs off automatically and closes the RDP session and dis-connects ...
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1answer
216 views

Does Windows Datacenter Edition get patched centrally

I'm running an Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 Datacenter Edition instance. I tried to run Windows update on it a couple of times but it just seems to hang. Does the Datacenter edition get patched centrally ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent of Unix 'CPU steal time'?

In order to assess performance monitoring accuracy on virtualization platforms, the CPU steal time has become an increasingly relevant metric - see EC2 monitoring: the case of stolen CPU for an ...
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1answer
797 views

EC2 Sql Server with EBS and ephemeral drives

I'm planning to start a EC2 high memory instance with SQL server on it. I'm working through how to setup the drives as the current dedicated hardware is set to a raid-5 but only 4gb of ram so a lot of ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to create an EBS AMI for windows EC2 instance?

We have a Windows server (EBS backed) running in EC2. We make regular snapshots for data backups. I'd like to create a new EC2 instance from one of these snapshots. Yes, I realise this is the same as ...
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1answer
121 views

Low profile windows AMI for EC2

Are there any trusted low profile Windows AMIs out there? By low profile I mean client class windows, with minimal disk use. Basically I need to provide a number of clients with remote access ...
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1answer
3k views

Can you connect to Amazon VPC VPN from Windows 7 without a hardware VPN on your end?

I found this thread that seems to suggest it's not possible to connect to Amazon VPC VPN from a Windows 7 box without an external hardware (router) on the client side. Is this true, or did I miss ...
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1k views

Amazon EC2: Restoring Windows EBS snapshots into AMIs or Instances?

As my Windows EC2 instance lives, starting and stopping many times a week, it evolves. These changes get saved to it's EBS volume, so state is persistent across reboots. Now, periodically I backup ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I migrate Amazon EC2 Windows AMI (or instances) from one region to another?

I have a Windows EC2 AMI and instance in Virginia but want to migrate it to Oregon. My guess is an instance migration may be impossible since it's live but at least an AMI+EBS volume transfer would ...
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1answer
209 views

Access mysql database from an Amazon Windows EC2 instance to another EC2 windows instance

I have 2 Amazon EC2 instances running WAMP stack. They are both in the same amazon account but different regions. Normally if I had this setup on Godaddy I would have used SOAP service to access data ...
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487 views

OpenVPN on AWS EC2 gives Error Code 1232 (Transmit Failed)

I am using OpenVPN for a VPN client in an Amazon's EC2 machine instance of Windows Server 2008 (32bit). It successfully connects, briefly, and I get Reply from 10.9.0.1: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=64 ...
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4answers
1k views

Lock Windows Disk for Backup (EC2 Snapshots)

I'm looking for a way to flush all pending writes to disk in Windows, then buffer all future writes until a command gives the go-ahead. I'd like to flush SQL Server writes and Windows system writes, ...
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2answers
469 views

What is Windows Azure's equivalent of Amazon AWS EC2?

Does anyone know the equivalent of Amazon EC2 in Windows Azure? Thinking of moving to Azure but we are not looking into rewriting the .NET application, also we do need private VPN to our office. Is ...
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Tons of TCP connections in TIME_WAIT state on windows 2008 - running on amazon AWS

OS: Windows Server 2008, SP2 (running on EC2 Amazon). Running web app using Apache httpd & tomcat server 6.02 and Web server has keep-alive settings. There are around 69,250 (http port 80) + ...
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2answers
966 views

Remote Desktop to Amazon EC2 Instance

So I just purchased a Windows Server Micro Reserved instance on Amazon EC2. Though now I don't know how to work with it. What DNS does it have, how can I use Remote Desktop to get into it, etc etc. ...
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1answer
1k views

How to create a new public AMI for windows with a random password?

I am trying to make a windows 2008 AMI that is a nice clean 64bit starter pack (IIS, SQL express, ASP.NET MVC, etc...) I would like to make it a public AMI when its done. There in lies the problem. I ...
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4answers
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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1answer
432 views

General questions about Windows on Amazon EC2

I have some general Qs on my mind about Windows on EC2: Don't Windows servers normally have a key/license written somewhere into them, in which case can I not extract this (legitimate) license using ...
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1answer
2k views

Allowing web access to an Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008 instance running Tomcat+application?

The instance I choose was the following: Basic 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (AMI Id: ami-d9e40db0) Microsoft Windows 2008 R1 SP2 Datacenter edition and 64-bit architecture. I have installed ...
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2answers
1k views

EC2/Windows: Install apps, save image (AMI), use later?

I need to test with various versions of applications running on windows. I'm tempted to use something like EC2, with the idea being: Fire up a base EC2 windows instance. Install the app (eg. ...
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1answer
987 views

Amazon machine images and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I browsed Amazon Machine Images (AMI) available at Amazon for using VM in the cloud, and found some machines ...
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4answers
15k views

How to copy files to Amazon EC2 Windows instance from my local machine?

I have created a new Windows instance on Amazon EC2. I want to copy some files from my local machine to the instance. How do I go about it?
3
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2answers
905 views

What happens when a load balancer fails?

Let's say I'm using Amazon's EC2 load balancer. I have it hooked up to two instances (excuse me if my terminology isn't correct). What happens if the load balancer fails? Do both instances fail to ...
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1answer
1k views

Custom Windows AMI for Amazon EC2

I am new to the Amazon EC2 services and I am planning to host a Windows based vm on Amazon. I have lot of fuzziness about AMIs on Amazon. So my first question would be, am I be able to install ...
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1answer
3k views

Where is the network connection enabled/disabled setting stored?

I have an Amazon EC2 instance of Windows Server 2008 where some genius managed to disable the network connection so that the instance is now isolated in its own little universe. I can shut down the ...
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4answers
550 views

How to upload stuff to Amazon EC2 Windows instance?

I've never used Amazon EC2 - I am thinking to test a few instances for running intensive computation processes I have a requirement for rather than buying real hardware. I am given to understand the ...
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1answer
398 views

Example Batch File To Start A Spot Instance Of Certain EC2 AMI?

I want to start a certain EC2 AMI at the click of a button, well two buttons actually. Just to speed up testing / launch-time. How would you call the EC2 API tools for windows via a batch file to ...