Decommission Azure ADDS best practices?

Dale b 21 Reputation points

Hello, I setup a domain and created an Azure ADDS system through my MS account and need to decommission it, since there is no way to turn it off and I won't be using it for a few months. It is for educational purposes and I am taking a break from my studies for a little while. Is the best way to decommission this setup to cancel my subscription? Here is a screenshot that shows what I'm talking about:!AhpJ8yZYrJsVjt9G0vaE_vlJIWi2pg?e=mkZRt1

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  1. JamesTran-MSFT 36,351 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Dale b
    Thank you for your post!

    If you no longer need an Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) managed domain, you can delete it. There's no option to turn off or temporarily disable an Azure AD DS managed domain. Deleting the managed domain doesn't delete or otherwise adversely impact the Azure AD tenant.

    Deletion is permanent and can't be reversed.
    For more detailed information -

    If you'd like to delete your managed domain after reviewing the above article, please follow these steps:

    • In the Azure portal, search for and select Azure AD Domain Services.
    • Select the name of your managed domain, such as
    • On the Overview page, select Delete. To confirm the deletion, type the domain name of the managed domain again, then select Delete.
    • It can take 15-20 minutes or more to delete the managed domain.

    If this isn't what you're looking for, can you share the documentation you followed to set up your environment, so I can gain a better understanding of your question.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.
    Thank you for your time and patience throughout this issue.


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