Issues with Upgrading to AAD Connect 1.1.524.0

On 15 May 2017, the latest version of AAD Connect (1.1.524.0) was released.  If you were not aware, when AAD Connect is upgraded to this version, the sync cycle may get set to “False” AAD Connect will not sync to O365. In the past week, I’ve upgraded AAD Connect from varying versions to version 1.1.524.0…

Requirements for Azure AD Connect

Review the complete Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) server requirements here. UPDATE: As of 28 December 2016, AAD Connect version 1.1.380.0 was released (78.1 MB). Server Requirements (Highlights) Windows Server 2008 Standard or newer The machine must be 64-bit OS and can be installed on a stand-alone, member server or domain controller (DC), however, it is not recommended to…

Upgrading Previous Version of Azure AD Connect

In this post, we are upgrading an existing Azure AD Connect installation from version 1.0.9131.0 to 1.1.105.0 (published 16 Feb 2016). NOTE: The existing scheduled task (created with versions prior to AD Connect 1.1) will be removed and replaced with an integrated scheduling tool that will be managed through PowerShell. Also, the default sync schedule…

AAD Connect HAS replaced AADSync and DirSync

Updated on 27 October 2015 IMPORTANT: AAD Connect has replaced AADSync and DirSync. Reference: Azure Active Directory Sync   Reference(s): Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect (Download) Azure AD Connect: Version Release History Search “azure active directory connect requirements” Integrating your on-premises identities with Azure Active Directory Prerequisites…

Disable Strong Password Requirement in Office 365

Office 365 (Azure Active Directory) is fairly strict with its password policy and complexity requirements. It will be important to be educated on this topic to understand how to works when on premise environment and Office 365 need to be integrated for directory and password synchronization. Personally, I recommend that the on premise environment password policy and…