Try these practice steps after you’ve set up your TrueStack Direct Connect instance.
Be sure to follow the Additional Required Steps under Initial Configuration first.
- Use a Windows Professional computer.
- In AWS, launch a Windows 2012 or 2016 server EC2 Instance and add it to the same TrueStack security group.
– Find the private IP of the EC2 Windows server from the description tab of the EC2 instance.
– In the TrueStack Direct Connect Interface, create an installer.
– Give the installer a descriptive name. We recommend using the name of the Windows computer you are connecting from.
– Type the private IP address of the Windows server EC2 instance you just created in both the Windows Server IPs field and the DNS Server IPs field.
– Click Save installer.
– In the security code field for the installer you just created, click on the download button.
– Download and install the TrueStack Direct Connect VPN client on your Windows computer. You’ll be prompted for the security code on install.
– After you’ve installed the client you should be able to use remote desktop to access the Windows server EC2 instance by its private IP. The user is Administrator. You’ll need to get the password for the Windows server from the Connect button of the instance in AWS. You can change the password of the administrator user in Computer Management after you log in.
– Promote the Windows server to a domain controller.
– Add your TrueStack Direct Connected Windows computer to the Windows domain you just created.
– Create a shared folder on the Windows domain controller EC2 instance and access the share from your Windows domain connected computer.
– From the Windows domain controller EC2 instance, restart your Windows domain connected computer using this command line: shutdown –r –t 5 –m //yourcomputername –f.