AAD DS Limitations Versus AD DS

Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AAD DS) has limitations that an organization would not face if they relied on domain controllers running in Azure VMs or on-premises. This could make it harder to migrate some systems to Azure, and it prevents AAD DS from replacing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on-premises. The accompanying chart shows some of the major differences between AAD DS and AD DS running in Azure VMs.

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