Create an new AD Domain with 2 Domain Controllers in separate Availability Zones

Last updated: 21/09/2017

This template creates 2 new VMs in separate Availability Zones to be AD DCs (primary and backup) for a new Forest and Domain

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername The name of the Administrator of the new VM and Domain
location Location for the VM, only certain regions support zones during preview.
adminPassword The password for the Administrator account of the new VM and Domain
domainName The FQDN of the AD Domain created
dnsPrefix The DNS prefix for the public IP address used by the Load Balancer
_artifactsLocation The location of resources such as templates and DSC modules that the script is dependent
_artifactsLocationSasToken Auto-generated token to access _artifactsLocation

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/active-directory-new-domain-ha-2-dc-zones/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/active-directory-new-domain-ha-2-dc-zones/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface