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OCI Compute Instance: Tips for Running Windows PowerShell Commands While Connecting to the VNC Console (Doc ID 2432060.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) on Oracle Public Cloud

Goal

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute Service allows setup of a Console Connection in order to investigate boot or restart issues.

For compute instances running Windows OS, it is recommended to setup a VNC connection, which can be referenced in the Instance Console Connections documentation:

https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/Compute/References/serialconsole.htm?tocpath=Services|Compute|_____14

Most users will be able to follow the instructions in the documentation and have it work successfully. 

However some users may run into issues.  This note will provide tips for common issues when running these PowerShell commands. 

Solution

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