How to Create AD Connector Directory Service on Amazon Web Service(AWS).

AD Connector is a proxy for redirecting directory requests to your existing Microsoft Active Directory without caching any information in the cloud.

AD Connector comes in two sizes, small and large. A small AD Connector is designed for small organizations and is intended to handle a low number of operations per second. A large AD Connector is designed for large organizations and is intended to handle a moderate to high number of operations per second.

 

  • 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 AD connector.
  • Click on Next.

 

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  • Select Directory Size based on requirement.
  • Click on Next.

 

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

 

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  • Provide Directory DNS name.
  • Provide Directory NetBIOS name. NetBIOS name is first part of directory DNS name.
  • Provide DNS IP addresses.

 

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  • Provide Service account username.
  • Provide Service account password.
  • Click on Next.

 

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  • Review all configurations.

 

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  • Click on Create directory.

 

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  • After sometime AD directory is being created state.

 

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Create AD Connector Directory Service using Shell

aws connect-directory –name <value> –short-name <value> –password <value> -description <value> –size <value>

 

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