How do I delete an AWS Directory Service directory?

Last updated: 2020-12-18

I want to delete my AWS Directory Service directory.

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For instructions on how to delete a directory, see Delete your directory. Before you get started, note the following:

  • If you delete a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) directory or a Simple AD, all the directory data and snapshots are deleted and can't be recovered. Any instances that are joined to the directory aren't affected, but you can't log into them using your directory credentials.
  • You might need to perform additional steps to delete your directory based on the AWS applications connected to the directory (if any). This includes disabling AWS Management Console access, if you've previously enabled it.

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