(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Assign DC for AAD Connect Password Writeback/Sync


Today’s Tip…

You can configure Azure AD Connect to use a specific Domain Controller for password sync and password writeback. To do this, perform the following steps…

On the machine where Azure AD Connect is installed:

  1. Go to Start, look for and open "synchronization service".
  2. Go to "Connectors" and look for AD.
  3. Select it and click "properties".
  4. Go to "configure directory partitions".
  5. Select the checkbox "only use preferred domain controllers", and click on "configure" to add the DC(s).
  6. Finally restart the "Microsoft Azure AD Sync" service.
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