Is it possible to launch an ec2 instance from Windows RDP?


I'm working on a project where I need to start Windows EC2 instances remotely, that's why I was looking for a way to do it. Since I know that Azure has that functionality, where it is possible to launch a stopped instance from the remote desktop connection, I would like to know if it is possible to do the same using AWS EC2 instances.

I've been looking for this information for a while but I can't find anything so I hope you can help me.

Thanks for your help. UserVic

asked a year ago388 views
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Short answer, no - you can't do that in AWS.

You could start the instance remotely from an API call but I suspect that you don't want to do that.

Although it's an additional step, something that customers have done in the past is take a very old blog post I wrote and modify it to control (i.e. stop/start) EC2 instances rather than Workspaces instances. Probably not what you're looking for but it is an alternative.

That said, mentioning Workspaces: Amazon Workspaces is a fully managed virtual desktop solution that does support automatic stop/start (on user connection) so might do what you want.

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Thanks Brettski for your answer. I suspected it wasn't possible but now I have an alternative so I'll take a look at Amazon Workspaces.

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