Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This next project involves using AWS’s CloudFormation service in building an active directory (AD), and also deploying and automating it.

Amazon CloudFormation service is described as “a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon Web Services resources so that you can spend less time managing those resources and more time focusing on your applications”.
Hence, it is an applicable service for deploying and automating an AD. –What is AWS CloudFormation

The specific CloudFormation template that will be used for this project is the ‘Microsoft Active Directory Quick Start: AD DS with AWS Directory Service on the AWS Cloud’, which is scenario 3.
Quick Start Options

The template is designed to provide the following architecture:
Figure for Scenario 3

The purpose for this project is to redesign the template so that it is simplified, improved, optimized, and personalized.


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