Get started with AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD.

Once your directory is configured, you will be able to domain join Amazon EC2 Linux and Microsoft Windows instances to your directory, which enables you and your end users to authenticate to applications and resources with a single set of credentials. AWS Managed Microsoft AD also enables you to migrate your directory-aware workloads to the AWS cloud, including custom .NET and SQL Server applications.

Getting started is easy. You can follow the steps below to launch a directory.

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Set up AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Documentation

AWS Directory Service offers a comprehensive set of directory options to support your cloud workloads. Learn about the best practices, choosing the best directory option for your use case, developer and administration guide in the AWS Directory Service documentation.

Videos

AWS Directory Service offers a comprehensive set of directory options to support your cloud workloads. Watch the videos below to quickly get started with AWS Directory Service, learn best practices and choose the right directory option for your use case.

Introduction to AWS Directory Service (AWS Managed Microsoft AD)
Extend On-Premises Microsoft AD to AWS Cloud Using AWS Managed Microsoft AD
Configure and administer your AWS Managed Microsoft AD
Using Microsoft Active Directory Across On-Premises and AWS Cloud Windows Workloads
AWS re:Invent 2017: AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory Deep Dive (WIN403)
Domain join Amazon EC2 instances to single AWS Managed Microsoft AD
How to Create Trust Between AWS Managed Active Directory and On-Premises Active Directory

Tutorials and Guides

Using the AWS Directory Service API

You can use the Directory Service API to programmatically automate the provisioning and configuration of directories. You can also use the EC2 API to programmatically join both EC2 Linux and Windows instances to a domain.

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