Create an Azure VM with a new AD Forest (from a module)

Last updated: 04/05/2021

This template creates a new Azure VM, it configures the VM to be an AD DC for a new Forest from a resuable module.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Admin username for the AD VMs
adminPassword Admin password for the AD VMs
domainName Domain name for the AD Controller, must be multi-segmented by periods, e.g. 'corp.mydomain.com' or 'contoso.local'
dnsPrefix PublicIp DNS prefix for the AD Controller
location Location for all resources

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/application-workloads/active-directory/active-directory-new-domain-module-use/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/application-workloads/active-directory/active-directory-new-domain-module-use/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface