When launching Windows Server 2016 test instances in AWS, the user may be unable to RDP to the test server.
When migrating 2016 machine to AWS, there are few additional, non-intrusive steps which required on the source machine. These need to be performed prior to launching a test instance to ensure that the target instance will boot properly.
Please follow these steps, then wait 15 minutes, ensure there is no LAG and launch another test.
- On the source machine, please install the msi from this zip
- On the source machine, please download this EC2 Launch Zip file and then download the Install.ps1 file from here. Open Powershell and run the Install.ps1 file. The Powershell script will install the EC2 Launch files in the appropriate directory.
- On the source machine, download the network adapter from here, rename the downloaded file to have a .zip extension, extract the content to a folder and from that folder, run the command pnputil -i -a PROXGB\Winx64\NDIS65\vxn65x64.inf
Note: These steps will be integrated into the agent install in the near term.