Securing your SQL Server RDS instance
Learn how to use security groups to restrict access and create logins, users and roles above and beyond the standard admin user.
In this video, we take a look at how to set advanced configurations using RDS parameter groups. Due to permissions restrictions, some parts of the usual DBA toolkit are disabled such as setting trace flags or amending the sp_configure settings. With parameter groups, you can still make these changes where necessary.
This short training video shows you what is required for connecting to your AWS RDS instance. Learn how to use SQL Server Management Studio and what is different from connection to your on-premises SQL Server.
This short video details some benefits and limitations of AWS RDS. It’s not full SQL Server as you know, but it does a lot for you. I also go into some key AWS terminology which may help the those who are new to AWS, or the cloud in general. The video is only 5 minutes long. Once you watched it, you can get a more detailed list of unsupported features from the AWS documentation.
UPDATE: You can now use database mail with RDS – See this.