AAD Connect Express Installation Screenshots–March 2017

This is a reference post to illustrate the installation experience when installing Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect).  AAD Connect is often referred by its older name of DirSync as it rolls off the tongue slightly easier.  This post was written in March 2017, and installs AAD Connect version 1.1.443.0 which was the latest version…


End of DirSync and AAD Sync Support

Today marks the end of support for the legacy synchronisation tools which are used to connect on-premises Active Directory to Office 365 and Azure AD.  Specifically Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync are the tools which are transitioning out of support at this time.  Note also that version 1.0  of Azure…

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How To Enable AAD Connect Sync Cycle

When installing Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect), it is sometimes required that the initial synchronisation is not initiated until additional configuration has been performed.  This may mean that rules have to be edited, or that certain filtering options are to be applied. AAD Connect will inform you that synchronisation will not occur until you…

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Azure AD Connect Express Install Upgrade – Build 1.1.105.0

In February 2016 a new build of the Azure AD Connect tool was released.  This is build 1.1.105.0.  Multiple features and enhancements were added, and some significant changes were made to Azure AD Connect. The release history of Azure AD Sync and Azure AD Connect is available on azure.microsoft.com.  DirSync is grounded in the years…

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Azure AD Connect Express Install Upgrade – Build 1.0.9131.0

The directory synchronization program managers have been hard at work adding more and more documentation to the Azure repository.  The content is currently being published to azure.microsoft.com.  For example Introducing Azure AD Connect takes us through the identity management steps when connecting to Azure AD. Please note that this post is based on the upgrade…

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PSA – AAD Connect Released Also AAD Connect Health Released

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) was released today along with Azure Active Directory Connect Health (AAD Connect health).  AAD Connect continues to drive the investments that are made to assist with on-boarding to Microsoft Azure and Office.  The intent is that AAD Connect will replace DirSync and AAD Sync, and add multiple new capabilities. …

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