How can we join a linux instance to cloudformation template AD

in this course we are shown a third option to create our own Active Directory using a cloudformation template in a windows instance.  however, it isn't clear how to join linux instances (or windows) to that domain.

 https://linuxacademy.com/cp/courses/lesson/course/545/lesson/4/mo


I would love to learn how to do this, thankyou if you can help.
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    Derek M
    10-05-2018

    You would most likely use a Userdata script to join the device to the domain. Most of what you need for that should be found here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/directoryservice/latest/admin-guide/ms_ad_join_instance.html


    I hope this helps!

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    Andrew G
    10-06-2018

    Thanks I will check it out!

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    Andrew G
    10-06-2018

    I looked at this link, but this seems to be instructions to connect to the aws managed AD.  I'm hoping to connect to the AD you setup manually in the windows instance.  The template you specify sets up windows 2008 as the AD server.

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