Wednesday, January 6, 2016

How to Create a Free Windows EC2 Instance on Amazon EC2

Want to setup a free Windows EC2 instance on Amazon? Following the following step-by-step guides for doing it.

1.      Go to on Sign in to the Console and login

2.       Click on EC2

3.       Click on Launch Instance to create a new instance

4.       Click on the Windows Server instance and click Select

5.       Select an instance that is free tier eligible and click Review and Launch

6.       Click Launch

7.       When prompt to create key file, create a new one, give a proper name, and download it (by selecting download key pair). Store it properly, we may need to key file in future like for the purpose of enabling remote desktop. Click on Launch Instances, that’s it.

That's it, enjoy your Amazon EC2 Windows instance!

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