When you create and launch an AWS Directory Service managed directory, you pay only for the type and size of directory you use. There is no up-front commitment and no minimum fee. You can delete your directories at any time. The prices listed below are based on the region in which your directory is running.

You can try AWS Directory Service for free. The first time you create an AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), i.e. Microsoft AD, a small Simple AD, or a small AD Connector, you are eligible for a free trial. The trial provides you with 750 hours of usage. This will allow you to run a single directory for 1 month, or a combination of directories for up-to 750 hours. Once your free trial expires or your usage exceeds 750 hours, you will be charged for your directory at the standard pay-as-you-go rate. Unused hours expire at the end of your free trial.

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Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.40
Simple AD Large $ 0.15
Simple AD* Small $ 0.05
AD Connector Large $ 0.15
AD Connector* Small $ 0.05

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.40
Simple AD Large n/a
Simple AD* Small n/a
AD Connector Large n/a
AD Connector* Small n/a

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.40
Simple AD Large $ 0.15
Simple AD* Small $ 0.05
AD Connector Large $ 0.15
AD Connector* Small $ 0.05

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.40
Simple AD Large $ 0.17
Simple AD* Small $ 0.055
AD Connector Large $ 0.17
AD Connector* Small $ 0.055

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.444
Simple AD Large n/a
Simple AD* Small n/a
AD Connector Large n/a
AD Connector* Small n/a

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.428
Simple AD Large n/a
Simple AD* Small n/a
AD Connector Large n/a
AD Connector* Small n/a

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.48
Simple AD Large $ 0.24
Simple AD* Small $ 0.08
AD Connector Large $ 0.24
AD Connector* Small $ 0.08

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.445
Simple AD Large $ 0.24
Simple AD* Small $ 0.08
AD Connector Large $ 0.24
AD Connector* Small $ 0.08

* Eligible for free trial.

For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more. Prices displayed above exclude tax.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.496
Simple AD Large $ 0.24
Simple AD* Small $ 0.08
AD Connector Large $ 0.24
AD Connector* Small $ 0.08

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.418
Simple AD Large n/a
Simple AD* Small n/a
AD Connector Large n/a
AD Connector* Small n/a

* Eligible for free trial.

Directory Type Size Hourly Price
Microsoft AD* Enterprise $ 0.416
Simple AD Large n/a
Simple AD* Small n/a
AD Connector Large n/a
AD Connector* Small n/a

* Eligible for free trial.

If you use Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon WorkDocs, or Amazon WorkMail in conjunction with AWS Directory Service, you will not be charged for either Simple AD or AD Connector directories registered with these services, as long as you have active users of Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon WorkDocs, or Amazon WorkMail. In order to qualify for free usage of Simple AD and AD Connector, you must have at least 1 active user for small directories, and at least 100 active users for large directories each month. You can also pay for Microsoft AD, and run it in conjunction with Amazon applications, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, and Amazon WorkMail.