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Create a Windows EC2 Instance and Connect using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Hands-On Lab


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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.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.