Now this is really cool! Using $g(ElasticFox), Amazon’s Open Source tool for managing machine instances on their $g(EC2) service you can easily boot a Windows 2003 server instance.
|1. Select an AMI (a machine configuration)…
||2. Select hardware configuration, security options then boot the machine…
3. Wait a minute or two for the instance to boot then grab the Admin password and login via Remote Desktop:
Now, what to do next hmmm…. 🙂
Btw, once you have an instance up and running you might as well keep it around for at least an hour since that’s how it’s billed. In this case a “small” instance without Authentication Services runs $0.125/hour.