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Accessing Windows instance

Windows host system allows RDP access allowed for the Administrators group. By default there are two users in this group:

  • Admin - the password for this account is defined by admin_pass OpenStack instance metadata, if no value is entered for this key, a random password is generated. (could be used for orchestration).
  • Administrator - the password must be filled after instantiation of the system.

The next step is to create a security group, that will allow access to a port 3389 (RDP protocol) for the instance.

We recommend disabling those accounts, creating new ones to administer Windows instances in any production environment.


  • We are not currently supporting Windows licensing. License responsibility for Windows is entirely up to the user.

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