Add the Access Node for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Add the access node for Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Before You Begin

  • The access node must be a Windows SQL EC2 client with internet access.

    If you use the Access and Secret Key method for authentication, you can use an EC2 or an on-premises SQL client as the access node.

  • Port 1433 must be open on the access node so that it can connect to the Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance.

  • You need the following information:

    • Host name

    • User name and password

    • OS type


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Servers.

    The Servers page appears.

  2. In the upper-right area of the page, click Add server.

    The Add server dialog box appears.

  3. Click Select this method to install software packages on your computer.

  4. Enter the necessary information.

  5. From the Select packages list, select SQL Server, and then click OK.

  6. Click Install.