aws ds create-microsoft-ad

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


--name <string>The fully qualified domain name for the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory, such as This name will resolve inside your VPC only. It does not need to be publicly resolvable
--short-name <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
--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
--description <string>A description for the directory. This label will appear on the AWS console Directory Details page after the directory is created
--vpc-settings <structure>Contains VPC information for the CreateDirectory or CreateMicrosoftAD operation
--edition <string>AWS Managed Microsoft AD is available in two editions: Standard and Enterprise. Enterprise is the default
--tags <list>The tags to be assigned to the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory
--cli-input-json <string>Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by ``--generate-cli-skeleton``. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally
--generate-cli-skeleton <string>Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value ``input``, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for ``--cli-input-json``. If provided with the value ``output``, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command