Support-Info: (DATABASE): What SQL Server is hosting my FIM/MIM database

The purpose of this blog is to provide the registry keys that identify where the FIM/MIM Databases are located.  The complicated one is going to be the SharePoint 2010, 2013 User Profile Sync Service, as that one is compiled into a DLL that hosts that information. Here are the registry keys: FIM SERVICE DATABASES HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FIMService… Read more

Support-Info: (AADCONNECT): Provisioning with Non-AD Connector

APPLIES TO/TEST WITH: Azure AD Connect v1.1.380.0 CONNECTOR Non-AD Connectors Generic LDAP Generic SQL   NOTE Please note that this would be considered a “Customized Azure AD Connect Solution”.  It is not an Out of the Box solution.   PROBLEM SCENARIO AND/OR GOAL If you build an Azure AD Connect solution, but you do not… Read more

Support-Release: New Release of Azure AD Connect (AADCONNECT)

We have release a new version of the Azure AD Connect product (1.1.524.0).  It is now available for download.  You can download it here. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594 NOTE Very important.  There are Schema and Sync Rule changes that occur in this upgrade.  AADConnect will automatically trigger a Full Import and Full Sync Steps. Release Notes: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnect-version-history#115240  … Read more

Support-Info: (AADCONNECT): Azure AD Connect Sync Security Groups

FOCUSED PRODUCT Azure AD Connect 1.1.443.0   Hello. The purpose of this blog, is to discuss the Security Groups that are installed when installing Azure AD Connect.  If you have been using versions of the Synchronization Service engine for a while, you may already be familiar with these Security Groups. These four(4) Security Groups are… Read more

Support-Tip: (AADCONNECT): Filtering – Control which groups sync to O365

Hello again! Today, I wanted to share a simple scenario that I recently worked on to control which groups get synchronized to O365 (Azure). This is very similar to filtering with users. I am using one of the latest builds of Azure AD Connect and will be using the cloning feature of Azure AD Connect… Read more

Support-Tip: (AADCONNECT): Filter Provisioned CNF Objects

Hello again!  Tim Macaulay here from the Identity Support team here at Microsoft.  Recently I worked through an issue where we had CNF objects that had fully synchronized to the cloud.  These objects were in some weird state in Active Directory, so our goal was to prevent these objects from making it to the cloud… Read more

Support-Tip: (AADCONNECT) How to create a custom sychronization rule for attribute flow (transformation flow)

In support we see many cases come through looking to create a customized synchronization rule to adhere to different business rules utilizing the Azure AD Connect (Azure AD Sync Services (AADSync)) Tool.  Here, I am creating this blog to provide some guidance on how to create a custom synchronization rule inside of the Azure AD… Read more