Change default Windows Administrator password
The operating system administrator login password for ArcGIS Server on Amazon Web Services is randomly generated. If you want to log in to your ArcGIS Server on Amazon Web Services Windows instances through Remote Desktop, you can get the decrypted password using the PEM file generated by your key pair. You can keep this password, or you can log in and change it to something you can more easily remember.
The Administrator login is also a member of the Microsoft SQL Server sysadmin server role for ArcGIS Server on Amazon Web Services sites that include SQL Server.
If your site includes a SQL Server instance on a separate ArcGIS Server on Amazon Web Services instance, be sure you use the same password for the Administrator operating system login on both instances.
If you want to change passwords for the Administrator operating system login, do the following:
- In the Amazon Web Services Management Console, right-click your ArcGIS for Server instance on Windows and click Get Windows Password.
- In the resultant dialog box, you will need to browse to your PEM file.
A decrypted password for the Windows Administrator is displayed.
- Use Remote Desktop to connect to your ArcGIS for Server instance server.
Remember that to log in to your ArcGIS Server on Amazon Web Services Windows instance through Remote Desktop, you must specify a key pair when you create the site with the ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services application, and you must open ports 3389 and 6080 in your security group.
- Once connected to the instance, change the Windows Administrator password. If you need instructions on how to reset the password of a Windows operating system login, see the Microsoft documentation.