I want to delete my AWS Directory Service directory. How do I do that?

For instructions on how to delete a directory, see Delete Your Directory. Before you get started, note the following:

  • If you delete a Simple AD or Microsoft Active Directory directory, any instances that are joined to the directory aren't affected, but you won't be able to log into them using your directory credentials.
  • You might need to perform additional steps to delete your directory based on the AWS applications connected to the directory (if any). This includes disabling AWS Management Console access, if you've previously enabled it.
  • Deleted directories might appear in the AWS Directory Service console for up to 24 hours after they've been successfully deleted.

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Published: 2017-04-26

Updated: 2018-11-01