Using Azure AD connect you can sync on prem user identities/attributes and passwords to Azure AD. Azure AD connect installation and configuration is very straight forward if we use (express settings 🙂 ). I’ve a video tutorial here which helps you to understand the AAD connect configuration, How to enable MFA for Azure AD join Windows 10 device and Twitter app integration with Azure AD. In this post, I’m going to cover two other topics related to Azure AD (AAD) Sync.
- Where is the Scheduled Task used to get created for Azure AD?
- How to Create a service connection point in on-premises Active Directory?
- Video Tutorial – How to Sync On Prem AD User accounts With Azure AD
PS C:\Users\anoop\Desktop> Get-ADSyncSchedulerAllowedSyncCycleInterval : 00:30:00
CurrentlyEffectiveSyncCycleInterval : 00:30:00
NextSyncCyclePolicyType : Delta
NextSyncCycleStartTimeInUTC : 26-05-2016 02:06:23
PurgeRunHistoryInterval : 7.00:00:00
SyncCycleEnabled : True
MaintenanceEnabled : True
StagingModeEnabled : False
I was getting trouble to Create a service connection point in on-premises Active Directory. This service connection point is used for “Connect domain-joined devices to Azure AD for Windows 10 experiences“. I followed the documentation here to configure service connection point in on-prem AD but was getting stuck with PowerShell Commands. I ran the PowerShell commands as per the above documentation however with no luck.
After that, I installed the appropriate version of the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell and then . Then tried to run the following PowerShell commands and that worked like a champ !
PS C:\Users\anoop\Desktop> Connect-MsolService PS C:\Users\anoop\Desktop> Import-Module -Name "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect\AdPrep\AdSyncPrep.psm1" PS C:\Users\anoop\Desktop> Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync cmdlet Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: AdConnectorAccount: nair\Anoop AzureADCredentials Initializing your Active Directory forest to sync Windows 10 domain joined computers to Azure AD. Configuration Complete
How to Sync On Prem AD User accounts With Azure AD