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Using AWS Systems Manager to regain access to an EC2 machine

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The other last night I received a call from a co-worker who added a Windows firewall rule to a production AWS EC2 machine running Server 2016. Soon after he couldn’t access the server via RDP nor were any of the IIS sites loading.

Of course a snapshot was not created prior to the change, because “It worked in Test”.

At first I thought we might be up a creek and restoring from an older backup. But, then I remembered AWS Systems Manager and the ability to send commands to an AWS EC2 machine via the AWS console.

Below are the quick steps I took to disable the Windows Firewall using AWS Systems Manager to regain access into the EC2 machine.

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Install PowerShell on Linux Mint

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powershell on linux mint

It’s almost hard to believe, but Microsoft has made PowerShell open source and is now available for users to install Powershell on Linux and Mac OS X machines. In this quick post I’ll show how you can easily install PowerShell on Linux Mint 18.

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