Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed to the Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine

Introduction

 
Learn how the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) provides managed domain services. It also provides domain joins group policy, and LDAP, NTLM authentication that is completely good with Windows Server Active Directory. The Azure AD DS managed domain provides a great service that allows joining domain features and management to virtual machines (VMs) in Azure. Some characteristics of Active Directory include:
  • Hierarchical directory
  • Extensible schema
  • Stores objects such as users, computers, groups and security principals
  • Group Policy for the user and device management
I already created an Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS). If you have any Windows Server VM, you can connect` with Azure Active Directory Domain Services. This article best way how to create a Windows Server VM then Connect to an Azure AD DS managed domain.
 

Create a Windows Server virtual machine (VM)

 
Sign into the Azure portal. (Your Azure subscription), then click on the Azure portal menu and click the Create a resource option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
On the left pane, click Get started, choose Windows Server 2016 Datacenter.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Then, configure the Basic settings for the virtual machine. If you select the same Resource Group, The Azure Active Directory Domain Services connect with your VM. Enter the virtual machine name, Region and Image option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
After that, Configure the Size part. It's based on Standard size and Administrator account. Set the value password.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Allow the Public inbound ports and select the RDP option because the need to connect to the VM using the remote desktop protocol (RDP) and then join the Windows Server to the Azure AD DS managed domain.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
When done the Configuration, select Next: Disks option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Then, choose the OS disk type’s Standard SSD or Premium SSD, then select and click Next: Networking option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
When you create or select an existing subnet in the same virtual network as your Azure AD DS, the managed domain is deployed. Then select and click the Manage subnet configuration option for the reason to create the existing aaads-subnet.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, select +Subnets and click to add a subnet. Then enter a name for the subnet and IP address range, after that, click the OK button.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, Select 'created the subnet' option. Next, select the Next: Management option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Just set the other options and Boot diagnostics to Off. Then select and click the Review + create option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
After that, Validation has passed, then select the Create button.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
After completing the deployment process, click to Go to the resource option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 

Connect to the Azure Windows Server VM

 
Open the created New VM(ADVM), select the Connect option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
When clicking the Connect option, show this menu, then click to the Download RDP File for connecting VM.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Open this downloaded RDP File.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, select and click the Connect option.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Enter the administrator username and password, then click the OK button.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, you will see a certificate warning during the sign-in process. Select the Yes button to continue to connect.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 

Connect the VM to the Azure AD DS managed domain

 
Select the Start menu, select the Server Manager option.
 
Next, at the Server Manager window, select and open Local Server. Then Select and open the WORKGROUP.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, you will see the System Properties window. Select and open Change option to join the Azure AD DS managed domain.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
In the Domain box, enter the name of your Azure AD DS managed domain (already created), for example, techiehadshana.com, then select OK.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
Next, enter the domain for connecting the Azure AD DS managed domain, then click the OK button. Display the restart and select Ok.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 
It takes a few seconds to join to the Azure AD DS managed domain. When complete, it will display the message that welcomes you to the domain.
 
Azure Active Directory Domain Services Managed To The Azure Windows Server Virtual Machine 
 

Summary

 
In this article, we say how to connect an Azure Windows server virtual machine to the managed Azure Active Directory Domain Services. In my next article, I will cover the next step of this series on Installing Management Tools.