Active Directory setup on Azure based Windows Data Center Server 2012

I believe there were some recent changes in Azure that should allow me to set up Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 running in Azure. I'm hoping to do this, but I'd like to ask for assistance getting a link to a tutorial showing this, or if it doesn't exist, if someone could record the steps needed.

I'm looking for a basic setup that would allow me to define a domain and users. It doesn't need to connect with an on site server.

thanks
jeffleeseAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
I'm going to give you two links, the first is the one you want, create a new forest/domain in the cloud for testing and other purposes

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/networking/active-directory-forest/

That is as far as I've gone

The next level for some is connecting to their on-prem AD

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/networking/replica-domain-controller/

Thanks

Mike
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Ricardo MartínezInformation SecurityCommented:
I think there's an AD solution specifically for Windows Azure:
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/active-directory/

Some theorical information you might need is in the videos on this page:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/juank/archive/2013/04/08/windows-azure-que-es-como-usar-active-directory.aspx
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jeffleeseAuthor Commented:
I followed the tutorial Mike recommended, and created the virtual network in the prerequisites. Then when I run the script (attached), I get the error that the dnsname already exists. (That's odd to me, since it's supposed to exist, as per prerequisite) I tried changing the dnsname and the address, but I still get the error. Can you see what the problem might be in the script?
Error Code: ConflictError. Message: The specified DNS name is already taken..
VMscript.txt
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Mike KlineCommented:
Are you using the first link or second link?

Thanks

Mike
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jeffleeseAuthor Commented:
I used the first link.
Just as a review of basics: I removed my vm and network. Then, starting the tutorial, I created a network (call it banyan) and a dns server name (call it banyandns at ip 10.1.0.4). I confirmed these existed in the management portal. Then after loading publishing settings, I ran the script.
I have updated the script because I corrected the vm image name. But now I still get an error.
Error Code: ConflictError. Message: The specified DNS name is already taken..

I'm not sure how to interpret this. At first I thought I had to use a new name until I find one that hasn't been used by someone else, I tried several, but still no use. Then I thought the instruction must be wrong, and the script will create the network, so I removed the existing network, so there would be no conflict, but it still has a name conflict.

How should I be naming the myDNS and vnet variables in the script, so it will run?
VMscript.txt
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Mike KlineCommented:
ok, I'm going to go through this but it might take a day or two, I don't want to make up the answer.

I'll take screenshots every step.

Thanks

Mike
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jeffleeseAuthor Commented:
I posted something where Microsoft can reply. (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsazure/en-US/f692b595-8cce-4ee6-9c4a-6c045613f025/clarifying-the-procedure-to-create-standalone-vm-with-ad)

But please continue to work on this if you can. It only takes a few minutes to set up a network and run the script.
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jeffleeseAuthor Commented:
I worked through it many times, and found my own solution.
Needed to remove service, reset the network, match network and networkdns server names,
then script ran. Thanks for the link.
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