How can I manage an AWS Managed Microsoft AD or Simple AD directory from an Amazon EC2 Windows instance?
Last updated: 2019-09-24
I want to use an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Windows instance to manage AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD) or Simple AD. How can I do that?
First, join the EC2 Windows instance to the directory in one of the following ways:
- To join a new instance to an AWS Managed Microsoft AD or Simple AD directory during launch, see Seamlessly Join a Windows EC2 Instance.
- To manually join an existing instance to a directory, see Manually Join a Windows Instance.
Then, to manage the directory from the EC2 Windows instance, install Active Directory administration tools on the instance.