Azure Domain Services

Now isn’t this awesome?

Azure finally announces full support for all services that use Domain Controllers, natively! No more building your domain controllers on VM’s in Azure, it’s become an actual service with these (and more) features:

  • Native support (works like a real domain controller) for all protocols (kerberos, ntlm, ldap)
  • Group policies
  • Domain joins for devices
  • Compatible with and linked to Azure AD
  • Priced per hour

If you have your own domain, don’t forget to set up AADConnect¬†with password sync enabled.

And this is a bit inconvenient, but if you’re running on Azure AD only, you’ll have to expire the passwords of all your users first.

But still, a much requested and anticipated feature we can finally start playing with!

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