Deploy Domain controller in Azure VM

Deni Garo 41 Reputation points

Hi all,

We have on-prem env and we would like to extend it to azure and replace on-prem in the future. First action is to deploy 2 DC VM. We are not interested of running azure domain services. I would like to ask you guys what is the best practice. I read somewhere that we cannot deploy DC database/logs and that kind of things on C: etc. Where to find that info or if someone know how to:

  • Deploy Domain controller as VM (Best Practice - installation/storage/network)
  • Configure network (These 2 machines will be extension so they will join in current domain)
  • Configure access - I know that we have point-to site and site-to-site but is that necessary in this first phase? We would like to avoid RDP accessing the machines?

I really hope that someone can help us with this?

Many thanks in advance.

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  1. Deni Garo 41 Reputation points

    Hi guys,

    When we create new VM in azure we have option to put that VM in an Availability set or Availability zone. I need to create 2 Domain controller VM's in azure and what is the option to use here. Shall I put 2 VM's in availability zone or availability set?