Active Directory as DC
Allow Virtual Machines to join Windows Azure Active Directory
Abel, could you provide more detail on your idea. Perhaps a use case.
GIRAUD Alexandre commented
This is exactly what my customers need. In fact, this suggestion explain that we can use aad to become an Azure Active Director Domain Controler. In this way, no need to deploy adds on virtual macines, and vm can become member of ad provided by aad.
So, it mean that many specifications are needed and can take a longvtime (dns, user management, gpo,...)
Michael Teper commented
We can use Azure AD for user authentication, but we can't use it for domain services. In other words, I can't set up VM's, secure directories, services, etc. using Azure AD. For that, I have to install one or more separate VMs to server as Domain Controllers, and Azure does not make that easy at all (just look at the long tail of comments to the official web page that describes how to do this).
Can this idea be closed and considered to be part of: "Provide Active Directory as a service"?
When you say Active Directory the assumption is that you mean an Azure Active Directory tenant? You can stand-up Windows Server Active Directory as an IaaS instance in Azure. Have you seen this: