With AWS Directory Service, you pay only for the type and size of the managed directory that you use. There is no up-front commitment and no minimum fee. You can delete your managed directory at any time.

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You can try AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory at no additional charge through the Directory Service 30-day limited free trial. The Directory Service 30-day limited free trial provides you with 1,500 domain controller hours of use across all your Directory Service managed directories during your first 30 days as a Directory Service customer. AWS meters the Directory Service 30-day limited free-trial hours based on the type of managed directory and the number of domain controllers that you create. For more details, see Directory Service 30-day limited free trial.

The prices shown in the following table are based on the region in which your managed directory is running. For each AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory managed directory, AWS creates the minimum two domain controllers automatically to provide high availability. You can scale out your managed directory by creating additional domain controllers to improve your managed directory performance and availability.

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.222 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.444

Each additional domain controller

$0.222

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.214 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.428

Each additional domain controller

$0.214

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.24 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.48

Each additional domain controller

$0.24

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.2225 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.445

Each additional domain controller

$0.2225

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.248 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.496

Each additional domain controller

$0.248

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.209 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.418

Each additional domain controller

$0.209

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.208 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.416

Each additional domain controller

$0.208

  Total hourly price

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.261 per hour. Your bill separates the hourly cost for each domain controller in your managed directory.

$0.522

Each additional domain controller

$0.261

For pricing details about Simple AD and AD Connector, see Other Directory Types Pricing.

If you are a new AWS Directory Service customer and create a Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) managed directory in the US East (Ohio) region with the default of two domain controllers, and run that managed directory 24 hours a day for 60 days, AWS calculates your charges as follows:

The AWS Directory Service 30-day limited free trial includes 1,500 hours of use across all your eligible Directory Service managed directories. Each domain controller in your managed Microsoft Active Directory uses one limited free trial hour for every hour that the domain controller is running. Unused hours do not rollover. By default, AWS creates the minimum two domain controllers on your behalf.

Summary of charges for first 30 days

You do not incur any charges for the first 30 days.

 
AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory charge

$0

24 hours x 30 days = 720 hours per domain controller

2 domain controllers per managed directory (the minimum)

720 hours x 2 total domain controllers = 1,440 total domain controller hours

1,440 total hours – 1,500 limited free-trial hours = 0 billable domain controller hours

 

After 30 days or 1,500 free-trial hours (whichever comes first), AWS bills you at the hourly rate per managed directory.

Summary of charges after first 30 days

Your bill for the first 30 days of use after the expiration of the free trial is $288.00.

 
AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory charge $288.00

24 hours x 30 days = 720 hours per domain controller

2 domain controllers per managed directory (the minimum)

720 hours x 2 total domain controllers = 1,440 total domain controller hours

1,440 total hours x $0.20 per domain controller hour = $288.00

 

Note that although the pricing table shown on this page lists the hourly cost per managed directory ($0.40 per hour), your AWS bill lists each domain controller as an individual line item. Your bill shows two domain controllers, each for $0.20 per hour, totaling $144.00 each.

In the future, you will be billed at the hourly rate per managed directory plus any additional domain controllers.

If you are a new AWS Directory Service customer and create a Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) managed directory in the US East (Ohio) region with one additional domain controller (for a total of three domain controllers), and run that managed directory 24 hours a day for 60 days, AWS calculates your charges as follows:

The AWS Directory Service 30-day limited free trial includes 1,500 hours of use across all your eligible Directory Service managed directories. Each domain controller in your managed Microsoft Active Directory uses one limited free trial hour for every hour that the domain controller is running.

Summary of charges for first 30 days

Your bill for the first 30 days of use is $132.00.

 

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory charge

$132.00

24 hours x 30 days = 720 hours per domain controller

2 domain controllers per managed directory (the minimum) + 1 additional domain controller = 3 total domain controllers

720 hours x 3 total domain controllers = 2,160 total domain controller hours

2,160 total hours – 1,500 limited free-trial hours = 660 billable domain-controller hours

660 billable hours x $0.20 per domain controller hour = $132.00

 

Note that though the pricing table on this page lists the hourly cost per managed directory ($0.40 per hour), your AWS bill lists each domain controller as an individual line item. Your bill shows three domain controllers, each for $0.20 per hour, totaling $44.00 each.

After 30 days or 1,500 free-trial hours (whichever comes first), AWS bills you at the hourly rate per managed directory plus any additional domain controllers.

Summary of charges after first 30 days

Your bill for the first 30 days of use after the expiration of the free trial is $432.00.

 

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory charge

$432.00

24 hours x 30 days = 720 hours per domain controller

2 domain controllers per managed directory (the minimum) + 1 additional domain controller = 3 total domain controllers

720 hours x 3 total domain controllers = 2,160 total domain controller hours

2,160 total hours * $0.20 per domain controller hour = $432.00

 

Again, note that although the pricing table on this page lists the hourly cost per managed directory ($0.40 per hour), your AWS bill lists each domain controller as an individual line item. Your bill shows three domain controllers, each for $0.20 per hour, totaling $144.00 each.

In the future, you will be billed at the hourly rate per managed directory plus any additional domain controllers.