Posted On: Sep 26, 2018
Starting today, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, enables you to share a single directory with multiple AWS accounts. This makes it easier and cost-effective for you to deploy your directory-aware workloads on Amazon EC2 instances by reducing the manual configuration to domain join your instances and, the need to deploy directories in each account and VPC. Amazon EC2 instances can now seamlessly join to a single directory from any AWS account and any Amazon VPC within an AWS Region.
When you share your AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory, you can join your Amazon EC2 instances to your domain seamlessly using the Amazon EC2 console or AWS Systems Manager (SSM). AWS Managed Microsoft AD also integrates with AWS Organizations making it easier to share the directory with accounts securely within your organization.
This new feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Managed Microsoft AD is offered. To learn more about directory sharing, see the How to Join Amazon EC2 Instances From Multiple Accounts and VPCs to a Single AWS Managed Microsoft AD Directory and AWS Directory Service documentation.