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…


Important notice about certificate expiration for Exchange 2013 Hybrid customers

If you’re running Exchange 2013 and you’ve configured a hybrid deployment with Office 365, this post contains important information that might impact you. Please evaluate this information and take any necessary action before April 15, 2016.


Backup and Restore Instructions for the DirSync Database

The Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool (DirSync) is used to provision user accounts from Windows Active Directory on-premises to Azure Active Directory in the cloud. DirSync will synchronize changes to user accounts made on-premises to the cloud so that cloud users have access to directory information and can sign-in. This document describes how to…


Issues with Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 6 (CU6)

Exchange 2013 CU6 databases unexpectedly fail over in a co-existence environment with Exchange 2007: This is an issue that has come up after the release of Exchange 2013 CU6. The details of this issue are available in KB:2997209 – “Exchange Server 2013 databases unexpectedly fail over in a co-existence environment with Exchange Server 2007” A…


Office 365: New version of DirSync released

Version: 6553.0002Date Released:11/4/2013Notable Changes:  Fix to handle Read-Only Domain Controllers in Password Sync. DirSync can be installed on a Domain Controller (Development purposes).  Documentation on how to deploy can be found here       You can check your DirSync version by running the following PowerShell command:  (GP ‘hklm:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Online Directory Sync’).DisplayVersion   The latest version can…