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EC2 bundling help?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named risky.jpgI'm almost done with my EC2 for Poets labor of love. Permalink to this paragraph

The theory is that almost anyone who knows how to use a computer can install and run a server application in the Amazon cloud. We'll find out, I hope. And if it turns out to be easy enough we may be able to boot up a community of applications. Permalink to this paragraph

I have one final problem to deal with, and I thought perhaps readers of this blog might be able to help. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm bundling a Windows 2003 server with Apache/Win and the OPML Editor. I've got the AMI all bundled up, but there's a problem with the password. Not sure what I'm supposed to do, but when I try to do the Get Administrator Password command from the popup in the AWS dashboard, it comes back saying that it can't get the password because the old admin password is baked into the instance. Pretty confusing. Permalink to this paragraph

Trying to find some instructions that explain how you're supposed to clean up so the password can be set by the EC2 system, but not finding it. If anyone has a clue, please post a comment here. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: John Ward provided the answer. Thanks!! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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