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Create a Windows EC2 Instance and Connect using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
AWS allows for the creation of Linux and Windows EC2 instances. Typically, you will SSH into a Linux instance. *There is a separate learning activity available to practice this skill*. But when connecting to an EC2 instance running a Windows operating system, you typically connect with RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). RDP is a graphical interface (GUI) for managing a Windows computer. In this learning activity, you will create a Windows EC2 instance and connect using RDP.
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Verify the NACL and Security Group Configuration
- Check the Network ACL (NACL) to verify that inbound and outbound RDP is allowed.
- Create a new security group and allow the RDP protocol (port 3389).
Create a Windows EC2 Instance and Connect using RDP
Create a Windows EC2 Instance and Connect using RDP.
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