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Configuring the Windows ECS


  • If a Windows ECS uses a static IP address, you must configure DHCP for its NICs.

    This section uses Windows Server 2008 R2 as an example to describe how to configure DHCP. For details, see Configuring DHCP for NICs. For how to configure DHCP on ECSs running other OSs, see relevant OS documentation.

  • If you want to connect to the ECS using Remote Desktop later, you need to enable Remote Desktop Connection. For details, see (Optional) Enabling Remote Desktop Connection


You have logged in to the ECS.

For detailed operations, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.

Configuring DHCP for NICs

  1. On the ECS, choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet Connections.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center.
    Figure 1 Network and Sharing Center
  4. Select the connection configured with the static IP address. For example, click Local Area Connection 2.
    Figure 2 Local Area Connection 2 Status

  5. Click Properties and select the configured Internet protocol version.
  6. In the General tab, select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK.

    You are advised to record the original network information so that you can restore the network if necessary.

    Figure 3 Configuring the IP address obtaining mode

    The system will automatically obtain an IP address.

  7. Install special drivers by following the instructions in (Optional) Installing Special Drivers.
  1. Set the ECS resolution to 1920 x 1080 (recommended) or smaller.

(Optional) Enabling Remote Desktop Connection

To connect to the ECS using Remote Desktop, you need to enable Remote Desktop Connection. Only GPU-optimized ECSs support this function.

  1. Choose Start, right-click Computer, and choose Properties from the shortcut menu.
  2. Click Remote settings.
  3. In the Remote tab, select Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure).
  4. Click OK.
  5. Choose Start > Control Panel and navigate to Windows Firewall.
  6. Choose Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall in the left pane.
  7. Select programs and features that are allowed by the Windows firewall for Remote Desktop based on your network requirements and click OK in the lower part.
    Figure 4 Configuring Remote Desktop