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…

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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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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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Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) – Beware the Synchronize Now Check Box

After upgrading my labs to Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync), the install completed successfully and I was able to use the new process to manually initiate a full sync cycle.  Excellent!  Since all went swimmingly, I was a little bit surprised a day later to find that newly created objects were not being…

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