Creating password for a windows instance on GCP

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I want to restrict access to my windows VM instance that I have created using GCE. How do I create a password for this windows instance?
Sep 24 in GCP by Sam
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Windows Server instances use password authentication instead of SSH authentication. 

To prevent unauthorized access to new Windows instances, Compute Engine requires that you generate a new Windows password for that instance before you connect to it. 

In the GCP Console:

  1. Go to the VM instances page.

  2. Click the Windows instance where you want to generate a new password.

  3. On the instance details page, click the Set Windows password button.

  4. The username field specifies which Windows user receives the new generated password. If you want to create a new user, specify a new username in this field and Compute Engine will add that user with a new password.

  5. Click Set.

answered Sep 24 by Sirajul
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Set a custom password for a windows instance on GCP

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