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Self-deploy a Bold Reports Server on Amazon Web Service.

Install and run the Bold Reports server on an AWS EC2 instance by following these steps.

Set up an AWS EC2 instance

  • Sign into the AWS portal.

  • From the EC2 console dashboard, choose Launch instance from the options that appear.


  • Enter a descriptive Name and tags for your instance. giving-name

  • Choose Windows under Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image).


  • From the Instance type list, select the hardware configuration for your instance. You can find the minimum required hardware configuration here.


  • Under the Key Pair (login) section, you can either create a new RSA key pair or select an existing one.

    create-new-pair new-key-pair

  • Next to Network settings, select Edit. For the Security group name, you will notice that the wizard has created and chosen a security group for you. You can either use this security group or choose the one you created during the setup process.

  • Keep the default selections for the other configuration settings for your instance.


  • Review the summary of your instance configuration and then click Launch instance.


  • A confirmation page will inform you that your instance is launching. To close the confirmation page and return to the console, select View all instances.



  • On the Instances List page, you can view the status of instance creation. It takes a few moments for an instance to be created. When you launch an instance, its initial state is pending. After the instance starts, its state changes to running, and it receives a public DNS name. If the Public IPv4 DNS column is hidden, click on the settings icon in the top-right corner, enable Public IPv4 DNS, and click on Confirm.

    launch status

  • It may take a few minutes for the instance to be ready for you to connect to it. Please ensure that your instance has passed its status check in the Status check column.


Connect to the EC2 instance

  • Navigate to the newly created EC2 instance from the AWS console. instance-panel

  • In the Connect instance section, navigate to the RDP client tab and select “Get Password”. connect

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  • Upload the RSA (.pem) key pair that was downloaded during instance creation and click on Decrypt Password.


  • Now download the Remote Desktop File (RDP) and copy the admin password.

    get password link

  • Open the .rdp file and click Connect when prompted with the unknown publisher warning. It will then ask for a password. Enter the password that you copied from the AWS EC2 console.


  • On a successful connection, the identity verification window will be displayed. Click Yes to accept the certificate problems and connect to the virtual machine.


Installing and running the Bold Reports Server

This section provides instructions on how to install and run the Bold Reports server on a virtual machine (VM).

  • Install the Bold Reports server on the created virtual machine (VM) in the AWS portal using the help link.

  • Launch your application either by default or through your desktop shortcut menu item. For example, start Bold Reports in IIS.


  • Follow the steps provided in the link to initiate the application startup.