Create an Azure VM with a new AD Forest

Last updated: 04-07-2018

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

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Parameter Name Description
adminUsername The name of the administrator account of the new VM and domain
adminPassword The password for the administrator account of the new VM and domain
domainName The FQDN of the Active Directory Domain to be 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 template depends on
_artifactsLocationSasToken Auto-generated token to access _artifactsLocation
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface