How to Create AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory Service on AWS

Microsoft AD is a Microsoft Active Directory hosted on the AWS Cloud. It integrates most Active Directory features with AWS applications.

With AWS Managed Microsoft AD, we can easily enable  Active Directory-aware workloads and AWS resources to use managed actual Microsoft Active Directory in the AWS Cloud.

  • Login to aws portal.
  • Click on Services.


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  • Under Security, Identity,& Compliance select Directory Service.


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  • Click on set up directory.


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  • Select AWS managed Microsoft AD directory type.
  • Click on Next.


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  • Select Edition based on requirement. Choose Standard Edition.
  • Provide Directory DNS name.


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  • Provide Directory NetBIOS name. NetBIOS name is first part of directory DNS name.
  • Provide Admin password.
  • Click on Next.


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  • Create or select existing VPC.
  • Create & select existing Subnets.
  • Click on Next.


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  • Review all configurations.


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  • Click on Create directory.


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  • After sometime AWS managed Microsoft active directory is being created state.


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Create AWS Managed Microsoft AD using Shell

aws create-directory –name <value> –short-name <value> –password <value> –description <value> –size <value> –vpc-settings <value>



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