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Extending on Prem AD to AWS network

I have a requirement to deploy an AD in AWS network just adding additional DC. Is that possible?

I'm reading so many articles that talk only AD connector AWS-managed AD services. Any risks involving promote a DC in AWS network?

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Hi Karthii - Yes, you can just deploy the server and promote as domain controller provided connectivity. its works straight forward.

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PierreLucGiguere-5297 answered

Hi!

You can link a VPC with your on-prem network and install an EC2 instance that would run Active Directory with no problem.

Note that AWS also offers 4 types of directories, you should look at AWS Managed Microsoft AD. It is powered by Windows Server 2012 R2.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/directoryservice/latest/admin-guide/what_is.html

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello @KarthikeyanR-5589

When you first create your directory, AWS Managed Microsoft AD deploys two domain controllers across multiple Availability Zones, which is required for highly availability purposes. Later, you can easily deploy additional domain controllers via the AWS Directory Service console by just specifying the total number of domain controllers that you want. AWS Managed Microsoft AD distributes the additional domain controllers to the Availability Zones and VPC subnets on which your directory is running.


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