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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AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory is offered in two editions to help you create a managed Active Directory that meets your organization’s needs. Both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition can be used as your organization’s primary directory to manage users, devices, and computers. You also can use both editions to create resource forests and extend your on-premises AD to the AWS Cloud. Resource forests use a trust relationship with your on-premises AD to enable you to access AWS applications and resources with your on-premises AD credentials. In a resource forest model, users are managed in your on-premises AD and the resource forest is used to manage your AWS resources. Both editions also support the creation of additional domain controllers to improve the redundancy and performance of your managed directory.

AWS Microsoft AD (Standard Edition) is optimized to be a primary directory for small and midsize businesses with up to 5,000 employees. It provides you enough storage capacity to support up to 30,000* directory objects, such as users, groups, and computers.

AWS Microsoft AD (Enterprise Edition) is designed to support enterprise organizations with up to 500,000* directory objects.

  Standard Edition Enterprise Edition
Storage capacity available for directory objects 1 GB 17 GB
Total directory objects 30,000* 500,000*

*Upper limits are approximations. Your directory may support more or less directory objects depending on the size of your directory objects and the behavior and performance needs of your applications.

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.

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.06 per hour. 

$0.12

Each additional domain controller

$0.06

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour. 

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.06 per hour. 

$0.12

Each additional domain controller

$0.06

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.06 per hour.

$0.12

Each additional domain controller

$0.06

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.068 per hour.

$0.136

Each additional domain controller

$0.068

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.218 per hour.

$0.436

Each additional domain controller

$0.218

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.064 per hour. 

$0.128

Each additional domain controller

$0.064

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.208 per hour.

$0.416

Each additional domain controller

$0.208

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.086 per hour. 

$0.172

Each additional domain controller

$0.086

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.261 per hour.

$0.522

Each additional domain controller

$0.261

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.063 per hour.

$0.126

Each additional domain controller

$0.063

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.20 per hour.

$0.40

Each additional domain controller

$0.20

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.067 per hour. 

$0.134

Each additional domain controller

$0.067

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.222 per hour.

$0.444

Each additional domain controller

$0.222

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.066 per hour.

$0.132

Each additional domain controller

$0.066

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.214 per hour.

$0.428

Each additional domain controller

$0.214

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.071 per hour.

$0.142

Each additional domain controller

$0.071

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.248 per hour. 

$0.496

Each additional domain controller

$0.248

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.073 per hour.

$0.146

Each additional domain controller

$0.073

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.2225 per hour.

$0.445

Each additional domain controller

$0.2225

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.071 per hour. 

$0.142

Each additional domain controller

$0.071

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.24 per hour.

$0.48

Each additional domain controller

$0.24

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Standard Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.070 per hour.

$0.140

Each additional domain controller

$0.070

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition) Total hourly price

Base price

Includes two domain controllers for high availability. AWS bills you for each domain controller at an hourly rate of $0.209 per hour.

$0.418

Each additional domain controller

$0.209

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.