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Active Directory Domain Services on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Design Considerations

Deploying a functional AD DS deployment in the AWS Cloud requires a good understanding of specific AWS services. In this section, we discuss key considerations for both new AD DS deployments and extensions of existing AD DC deployments to the AWS Cloud. We discuss how to use Amazon VPC to define your networks in the cloud, and cover domain controller placement, Active Directory Sites and Services configuration, and how DNS and DHCP work in Amazon VPC.