Active Directory handling in Power Automate Desktop

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Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a directory service that enables administrators to manage permissions and access to network resources. Power Automate Desktop provides Active Directory actions to automate all related tasks.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Connect to an Active Directory server.
  • Manage users, groups, and objects with Active Directory actions.


  • Windows Server 2016 or later
  • Administrator rights
  • Access to Active Directory users and computers
  • Basic familiarity with process development
  • Familiarity with Active Directory
  • Access to the command prompt