Get started with AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD.

Once your directory is configured, you will be able to domain join Amazon EC2 Linux and Microsoft Windows instances to your directory, which enables you and your end users to authenticate to applications and resources with a single set of credentials. AWS Managed Microsoft AD also enables you to migrate your directory-aware workloads to the AWS cloud, including custom .NET and SQL Server applications.

Getting started is easy. You can follow the steps below to launch a directory.

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AWS Directory Service offers a comprehensive set of directory options to support your cloud workloads. Watch the videos below to learn best practices and which directory option is best for your use case. 

AWS re:Invent 2017: AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory Deep Dive (WIN403)
Using Microsoft Active Directory Across On-Premises and AWS Cloud Windows Workloads
How to create a trust relationship with your on-premises domain and AWS Directory Service

Get started with AWS Managed Microsoft AD quickly using the following tutorials and guides.

You can use the Directory Service API to programmatically automate the provisioning and configuration of directories. You can also use the EC2 API to programmatically join both EC2 Linux and Windows instances to a domain.