Follow this guide to deploy a VM in AWS via GUI. Pretty basic, but still noted.
Sign in to AWS, type
EC2under services. Now
Windows Base 2016image
Choose size – I chose T3.small
- On this screen, make sure to choose:
- Subnet = Choose a subnet in your VPC.
- IAM Role = Choose an IAM Role you have configured
- Protect against accidental deletion = Checked
- Enable Cloudwatch = Checked
Add Storage, just keep defaults
Add Tags, enter
$Department who owns the server
For Security Groups, choose
Defaultfor now. We will eventually be breaking these out by groups like – Web servers, Domain Controllers, ect.
Review and Launch. A screen will pop up and ask for you to use some keys. Click to
Create a new key pairand enter your name. Now download the .pem file to your machine.
After your server is created, go to
EC2 – Instancesand select your server and name it by clicking on the pencil icon.
After selecting your machine, click on
View Inbound Rules. Make sure that Source is
$yourPublic IPfor port
ICMP – Protocol Version 4.
- Lastly, choose
Connectto connect to the machine. It will ask you to
Get Password. Just point it to your pem file you downloaded earlier and you Copy/paste the password somewhere. Now go back and choose
Download RDP fileand RDP to your machine using