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Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Directory Service CreateMicrosoftAD API operation.

Syntax

New-DSMicrosoftAD
-Name <String>
-Description <String>
-Edition <DirectoryEdition>
-Password <String>
-ShortName <String>
-VpcSettings_SubnetId <String[]>
-Tag <Tag[]>
-VpcSettings_VpcId <String>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates a Microsoft AD directory in the AWS Cloud. For more information, see AWS Managed Microsoft AD in the AWS Directory Service Admin Guide. Before you call CreateMicrosoftAD, ensure that all of the required permissions have been explicitly granted through a policy. For details about what permissions are required to run the CreateMicrosoftAD operation, see AWS Directory Service API Permissions: Actions, Resources, and Conditions Reference.

Parameters

-Description <String>
A description for the directory. This label will appear on the AWS console Directory Details page after the directory is created.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Edition <DirectoryEdition>
AWS Managed Microsoft AD is available in two editions: Standard and Enterprise. Enterprise is the default.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Name <String>
The fully qualified domain name for the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory, such as corp.example.com. This name will resolve inside your VPC only. It does not need to be publicly resolvable.
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the Name parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^Name' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Password <String>
The password for the default administrative user named Admin.If you need to change the password for the administrator account, you can use the ResetUserPassword API call.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The default value is 'DirectoryId'. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.DirectoryService.Model.CreateMicrosoftADResponse). Specifying the name of a property of type Amazon.DirectoryService.Model.CreateMicrosoftADResponse will result in that property being returned. Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-ShortName <String>
The NetBIOS name for your domain, such as CORP. If you don't specify a NetBIOS name, it will default to the first part of your directory DNS. For example, CORP for the directory DNS corp.example.com.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Tag <Tag[]>
The tags to be assigned to the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesTags
-VpcSettings_SubnetId <String[]>
The identifiers of the subnets for the directory servers. The two subnets must be in different Availability Zones. AWS Directory Service creates a directory server and a DNS server in each of these subnets.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesVpcSettings_SubnetIds
-VpcSettings_VpcId <String>
The identifier of the VPC in which to create the directory.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-EndpointUrl <String>
The endpoint to make the call against.Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>
Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials.If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesStoredCredentials, AWSProfileName
-Region <Object>
The system name of an AWS region or an AWSRegion instance. This governs the endpoint that will be used when calling service operations. Note that the AWS resources referenced in a call are usually region-specific.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesRegionToCall
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSK, SecretAccessKey
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesST

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a System.String object. The service call response (type Amazon.DirectoryService.Model.CreateMicrosoftADResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\>New-DSMicrosoftAD -Name corp.example.com -Password $Password -edition Standard -VpcSettings_VpcId vpc-123459d -VpcSettings_SubnetIds subnet-1234kkaa,subnet-5678ffbb
This example creates new Microsoft AD Directory in AWS Cloud.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z