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I have a brand new Amazon EC2 instance. This instance is a Windows Server.

I have SQL Server on DVD that I want to install on the remote server.

The problem is the message I get when attempting to install stating that Windows Install does not allow installation from and RDP session.

Please advise

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You could always make an ISO of your DVD, upload it to your server and then create a Virtual CD drive to mount the ISO. This would probably be the easiest way.

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Would a simple copy/paste work. Is an ISO conversion necessary? – Android Addict Jul 1 '13 at 15:51
    
@AndroidAddict Converting to an ISO will allow you to verify the file is complete. – Ramhound Jul 1 '13 at 15:54
    
This would be the preferred method. You could also simply copy the contents of the DVD into a desktop folder on the target machine and run setup from within that. I prefer this method on machines I don't feel like mucking up with CD emulation software. – Lee Harrison Jul 1 '13 at 16:26
    
A copy and paste could work. However, I like to always do a MD5 Checksum to make sure that my files are not corrupted once they make it over to the target computer. – kobaltz Jul 1 '13 at 16:33
    
I did the simple copy/paste and it worked fine. – Android Addict Jul 1 '13 at 22:27

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