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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2017 Standard

Amazon EC2 running Microsoft Windows Server is a fast and dependable environment for deploying applications using the Microsoft Web Platform. Amazon EC2 enables you to run any compatible Windows-based solution on AWS' high-performance, reliable, cost-effective, cloud computing platform. Common Windows... See more

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Works - But needs documentation

  • July 12, 2019
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Works well - but you need some kind of documentation. I struggled to get onto the SQL server.

Login as a local admin and then login into MS SQL Manager that way. You can then go into Security\Logins and enable the sa account.


How does one login to SQL Server?

  • May 23, 2018
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Absolutely frustrating to figure out HOW to login to SQL Server on this box. Zero instructions! Happened to come here to the comments to find out from another user

    Anthony Wingerter

You login using the local Administrator account.

  • April 27, 2018
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This isn't anywhere in the documentation. Spin up the AMI, Domain Join if necessary. Login to the server as the login administrator, then open up MSSQL Management Studio and login using the Windows Authentication method...Add you login accounts from there. SA is also disabled out of the box.


No documentation on SQL passwords

  • March 27, 2018
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I guess it might work ok - but I'll never know. There is zero documentation on the default credentials for SQL 2017, making it unusable. How hard would it be to include a brief document along with this AMI? I'd have been better off installing SQL Server myself.

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