Azure Active Directory Domain Services pricing

Domain services for virtual machines and directory-aware applications

Azure Active Directory Domain Services provides scalable, high-performance, managed domain services such as domain-join, LDAP, Kerberos, Windows Integrated authentication, and group policy. With the click of a button, administrators can enable managed domain services for virtual machines and directory-aware applications deployed in Azure Infrastructure Services. By maintaining compatibility with Windows Server Active Directory, Azure Active Directory Domain Services gives administrators an easy way to migrate traditional on-premises applications to the cloud. Azure Active Directory is now the single managed directory for both modern SaaS and traditional directory-aware apps.

Pricing details

Azure Active Directory Domain Services usage is charged per hour, based on the total number of objects in your Active Directory Domain Services managed domain, including users, groups, and domain-joined computers. Azure Active Directory is available in User Forest and Resource Forest Enterprise tiers (currently in preview). While in preview, Resource Forest Enterprise pricing includes a preview pricing discount. Prices listed in the table below include the preview discount.

Tier/Number of directory objects 1 Price
User Forest with less than 25,000 $-
User Forest with 25,001 to 100,000 $-
User Forest with 100,001 to 500,000 $-
User Forest with greater than 500,000 Contact us
Resource Forest Enterprise - PREVIEW 2 $-

1 All objects in the Active Directory Domain Services User Forest managed domain are counted, including users, groups, and domain-joined computers. Directory size and hours are calculated and emitted daily. Usage is prorated to the minute.

2 Resource Forest managed domain pricing does not change based on object counts. Hours are calculated and emitted daily. Usage is prorated to the minute.

Support & SLA

  • Technical support for Azure Active Directory Domain Services is available through Azure Support, starting at $29/mo. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • SLA — We guarantee at least 99.9% of Azure Active Directory Domain Services requests for domain authentication of user accounts belonging to the managed domain, LDAP bind to the root DSE, or DNS lookup of records will complete successfully. Learn more about our SLA. This SLA does not apply to the Resource Forest Enterprise while in preview.

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