How to Setup Active Directory in Amazon Web Services (AWS) with pictures





In this article, we will explain how to the installation of Active Directory (AD) in Amazon Web Services(AWS) with step by step process.

First, I am going to AWS services:

Step 1: Goto EC2 services.


Step2: Launch instances.

Step3: Configure Instance Details, I gave only one instance, if you want more then launch it simply.

Step4: Here, selected Windows server 2012 – R2

Step5: After that launch the instance, then click on the “Connect” button.

Step6: Click on “Get Password”, using your pen file, you downloaded earlier

Step6: After that click on “Decrypt Password”, and save it somewhere






After the configuration is done then “Download Remote Desktop File”. Open the RDP file.
Step 7: Give your Decrypt password.

Step 8: Open Server Manager in the bottom taskbar.

Step 9: Click on “Add roles and features”

Step 10: Click on the “Next” button.

Step11: Here you choose “Installation Type ” and then “Role-based or feature Installation”. After that click on the “Next” button.

Step 12: Please select the server, normally it is the default option. In case do you want another server then select it?

Step 13: In this step select “Active Directory Domain Services” and then click on the “Next” button.

Step 14: Here we add “Add Features”, including management tools.

Step 15: Click on “Install”, then restart automatically, after a click on Yes option.




Step 16: Click on “Restart the destination server automatically if required” option after that “Install” it.

Step 17:Step 17: Click on AD configuration wizard the select “Add a new forest” and give Root domain name than “Next”

Step 18: Here we give Restore Mode password and then click on the Next button.

Step 19: Goto Paths and check whether correct paths or not after that click on the “Next” button.

Step 20: Prerequisites check then click on the “Install” button.

step 21: Here Automatically will get the AD CS Configuration window, click on the Next button.

Step 22: Select Role Services to configure, give default configuration.

Step 23: Click on configuration will get the completed window.

Step 24: Congratulations, getting “Configuration succeeded”.

Step 25: OpenĀ  Active Directory will get like below and then check your domain name.




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