How do I run Windows during my trial?

There are 3 options for setting up a server to run Windows during your trial:

  • Use one of our pre-installed Windows images. However, please be aware that these require a licence from Microsoft, and you will have to purchase the correct Windows licence from us if you wish to continue using this after the trial has expired.
  • Select ‘self-install from CD’, rather than ‘pre-installed images’, and then install from the Windows Server 2008 Trial CD yourself.
  • Upload your own install CD using our cloud hosting upload tool or FTP to ftp.<zone> (e.g. with your account UUID (as username) and Secret API key (as password) as shown on your account profile page.

You must use a Virtual Machine (VM) if you wish to run Windows on our platform. Elastic Containers do not support the Windows operating system.