Posted On: Dec 15, 2020

You can now use AWS Launch Wizard to deploy new Active Directory (AD) infrastructure on Amazon EC2, or add domain controllers to an existing Active Directory hosted on Amazon EC2 or on-premises. AWS Launch Wizard uses AWS Well-Architected Framework to guide you through setting up your deployment on environment which includes setting up Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs), security groups, and AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) roles. AWS Launch Wizard reduces the time that it takes to set up an Active Directory infrastructure and deploy self-managed domain controllers.  

AWS Launch Wizard identifies the right AWS resources to deploy your domain controllers based on your requirements such as number of nodes and connectivity, and provides an estimated cost of deployment. It then provisions and configures the resources to create fully-functioning, production-ready domain controllers in a few hours. You can also use AWS Directory Service that lets you run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) as a managed service, without the hassle of managing your own infrastructure.  

AWS Launch Wizard offers a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying AWS resources for third-party applications. With this launch, it now supports Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory, and SAP-based workloads. AWS Launch Wizard is available at no additional charge. You only pay for the AWS resources that are provisioned for running your workload.  

To learn more about using AWS Launch Wizard to accelerate your Active Directory deployments, visit the overview documentation.