Connecting to Your Windows Instance
You connect to a running Windows instance using Remote Desktop.
Before You Begin
- You know the public IP address and initial password of your instance, see Launching a Windows Instance.
- You have Remote Desktop installed.
- This topic describes how to connect to the instance you create in this tutorial. To connect to an instance created by someone else, ask that person to add you to the instance (see Adding Users to an Instance ).
Connecting to Your Windows Instance from a Remote Desktop Client
- Open the Remote Desktop client.
In the Computer field, enter the public IP address that you retrieved from the Console.
- The User name is
opc. Depending on the Remote Desktop client you are using, you might have to connect to the instance before you can enter this credential.
Click Connect to start the session.
Accept the certificate if you are prompted to do so.
Enter the initial password that you retrieved from the Console. You will be prompted to change the password as soon as you log in.
Your new password must be at least 12 characters long and must comply with Microsoft's password policy.
Running Administrative Tasks on the Instance
The default user,
opc, has administrative privileges.
Now that you've got an instance and have successfully connected to it, consider the following next steps:
Install software on the instance.
- Add a block volume. See Adding a Block Volume to a Windows Instance.
- Add more users to work with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. See Adding Users.
- Allow additional users to connect to your instance. See Adding Users to an Instance.
- Or, if you are finished with your instance, delete the resources that you created in the tutorial. See Cleaning Up Resources from the Tutorial.
If you're having trouble connecting, see Troubleshooting the SSH Connection.