AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)


This tutorial assumes you already have the following:

Tutorial Configuration

For this tutorial, we've already created a Microsoft AD and an on-premises domain. The on-premises network is connected to the Microsoft AD's VPC. Following are the properties of the two directories:

Microsoft AD running on AWS

  • Domain name (FQDN):

  • NetBIOS name: MyManagedAD

  • DNS Addresses:,


The Microsoft AD resides in VPC ID: vpc-12345678.

On-premises domain

  • Domain name (FQDN):

  • NetBIOS name: CORP

  • DNS Addresses:

  • On-premises CIDR:

Next Step

Step 1: Prepare Your On-Premises Domain

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