Forcing synchronization with Azure AD Connect 1.1 (AAD Connect 1.1)

  • With AAD Connect 1.1, Microsoft no longer have a Windows scheduled task running every 3 hours.

  • The tool now has a built-in scheduler, performing a delta sync every 30 minutes.


 To check the scheduler's current configuration:


Start Windows PowerShell on the server running the AAD connect 1.1 and type


Import-Module ADSync

 followed by




To force a full sync from Windows PowerShell

 Import-Module ADSync

 followed by

 Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial


To force a delta sync:


Import-Module ADSync

 followed by

 Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta


Thanks for Henrik for the detailed blog post on

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  1. farukh shaikh says:

    thanks a lot 🙂

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