Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Winodws

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for Windows

In here we are talking about Amazon Elastic Compute cloud means it is not most usable name because everyone know by EC2 and it is really very popular service of AWS. In this service which is in compute part of AWS, is a web-service which provides secure, resizable compute capacity on cloud. Specially it is design to make web-scale cloud computing more easy for developer. For more details foe AWS EC2 just click on image which is given below,

This lab Will cover following steps which is as bellow,

  1. Login in AWS using proper credential.
  2. Create Windows Server Instance from Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
  3. Found newly created instance from the list.
  4. Login to new created instance.

Step 1: Login using appropriate credential for AWS

First of all you have to login in AWS to access the services,


Step 2: Create Amazon EC2 Instance

Click on Services and select EC2 which is in Compute section,

After select EC2 from compute section just click on Launch Instance,


After hit on Launch Instance button you can see a main process of the creating instance in EC2. In here total seven steps with different different configuration what we need for our instance just select it and make it. In the first step just select a machine image from the list,

I am going with Windows server.

After selection of image of machine just go to the next step and you can show a list of different different instance with different features select one of them which is good for you, In here you can see that how many CPU are there and also memory and storage type of this Instance. You can make sure about that instance supports IPV6 or not.

I will go with General purpose -t2.small type,


In the next step, we are going to configure instance with security group, provide subnets for IPV4 and also for IPV6 if we have and also in here we are able to increase the number of total instance as per our requirement. In bellow picture I will show a configuration for this instance also provide about storage and also final step which is for select security group, for this instance I will go with existing one also provide IAM for the specific group to use this Instance.


For Windows instance there are by default security type RDP and click on launch,

In the next picture we will show review of the the Instance which we want to create,

After that I select a key from existing one, By using this key we get a password for this instance, if any one forgot that file which is selected in here then there are no option to login this Instance again without this key,



Step 3: Take a look of new Created Instance in the list

At the end just click on Instances on the left hand side and select a new created instance and take a look, In the status checks we can see 2/2 checks means this instance is ready to run at this time,


Step 4: Login To New Created Instance

Firstly, here we are going to use a same key which is use in Linux Instance so it is easy to manage using one key, The name of that key is Origzo. We get this key in PEM format.

Secondly we have to download RDP connection for the Windows Server Instance, for this see the steps which is given in the picture as bellow,

After that click on Get Password button,


After that browse a security file and click on Decrypt Password,

We can see here the password which is on the screen just copy this for the login time of the Instance.


After click on that RDP file insert a password which we get from that decrypting process,


After inserting password there are new popup on the screen, which one want user authentication by click on yes,


At the end we are on the destination, you can see a windows server which we create in the second step.


At the end just download RDP and make sure you have that access key file which one you select at the last of the launch Instance process. If you do not have that access key file then that instance is not able to access.

One more thing I want to say, if you forgot the key file or delete it, Do not get panic just create new IAM for that Instance and then launch that IAM as a instance using same configuration and select a key or generate a key for that Instance. After that you are able to login in the same instance after this process.


Basically for Amazon EC2, there are no any basic charges for the creating only charges will be apply what ever you use. There are four different types of EC2 instances which is as bellow,

  • On-Demand
  • Reserved Instances
  • Sport Instances
  • Dedicated Hosts

On-Demand Instance if we take one Instance with 24 hour usage with windows OS with t2.micro type they will charge $14.64 per month. Also include 1 elastic IP and 5 GB data transfer IN and 3 GB data transfer OUT with 2 Elastic Load balancer. For hour £0.02 per hour but to transfer data from EC2 to outside internet they will charge $0.140 per GB fro next 10 GB per month.

Reserved Instance in here they will provide for a contract like for one or more then a year. With the All Upfront option, you pay for the entire Reserved Instance term with one upfront payment. This option provides you with the largest discount compared to On-Demand instance pricing. With the Partial Upfront option, you make a low upfront payment and are then charged a discounted hourly rate for the instance for the duration of the Reserved Instance term. The No Upfront option does not require any upfront payment and provides a discounted hourly rate for the duration of the term. For example about t2.micro in All Upfront is $140 no monthly payment and you will save 20% as compare to on-demand. In Partial Upfront the charges is $74 and each month $5.84 that means every hour you will charge $0.017 and you will save 18% as compare to On-Demand. IN No UpFront nothing to give just pay for every month and you will save 5%.

Stop Instance are set by Amazon EC2 and fluctuate periodically depending on the supply of and demand for Spot instance capacity also available at a discount of up to 90% compared to On-Demand pricing. For t2.micro they will charge you $0.0046 per hour for Linux and for Windows $0.0061 per hour.

Dedicated Hosts fluctuates by occasion family, area, and installment alternative. Despite the amount or the measure of occurrences that you dispatch on a specific Dedicated Host you pay hourly for every dynamic Dedicated Host, and you are not charged for example utilization.

To minimize the cost make sure which kind of environment you want how much time you want to use and how many instance you need for this. After that if you want to store more data then do not go with high storage which is inbuilt just create a external Storage using EBS and then assign to the instance this will beneficial.


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