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…

Is Exchange Server Supported in Amazon Web Services?

Is Microsoft Exchange Server supported in third-party cloud-based hosted platforms? More specifically, is Exchange support in Amazon Web Services (AWS)? The short answer to this question is, “It depends.” It depends on who you ask, and what kind of support you expect to receive and from whom. I was recently involved in a pre-sales discussion where…

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…