Tag: DirSync

  • Azure Active Directory Connect

    Azure Active Directory Connect

    Azure AD Connect is now General Available (GA) and is from now my preferred Synchronization Tool from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. Lets look into what AADConnect can do for us, now that it is GA. When using Express Installation Settings: – Upgrade path from DirSync (It will uninstall DirSync and install AADC) – Quick and […]

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  • DirSync Unable to Synchronize anymore

    DirSync Unable to Synchronize anymore

    Error Message: stopped-extension-dll-exception We can see this happening when opening the FIM Sync Engine underneath DirSync, and it happens during the Connection towards Onmicrosoft.com. The usual reason is the password has expired, and needs to be replaced. And also you might want to add PasswordNeverExpires to the account, allthough it is a Global Administrator. But […]

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  • Exchange Online does not create a mailbox when we assign licenses

    I rarely onboard customers to Office 365 without deploying DirSync or a similar tool, because it is and always have been best practice keeping Active Directory as Identity Source. This challenge often came when a customer has Exchange in their Active Directory, and when we synchronize users to Azure Active Directory (AAD) they will bring […]

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  • Hello Azure Active Directory Connect

    Hello Azure Active Directory Connect

    Say Hello to Azure AD Connect, the future replacement for DirSync and the combination of Azure AD Sync and DirSync. Connect your Active Directory with Azure Active Directory in only 4 clicks, now wouldn’t that be nice? Express Settings. But we know it isn’t allways that easy, or the majority of times it isn’t. It’s […]

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  • Update: From ADFS to DirSync Password Hash Sync

    Update: From ADFS to DirSync Password Hash Sync

    Whats new and how is it made better? Password Hash Sync can now be failover solution for Federated vanity domains. Now that Azure Active Directory have been updated, so Federated users can have a password even if they are Federated. This means that when we follow Our guide From ADFS to Dirsync Password Sync we […]

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  • Password Hash Sync doesn’t work for all users

    Password Hash Sync doesn’t work for all users

    Ever had a Password Hash Sync installation, tested a couple of users and the next day when going Live, the bigger bunch of users can’t login? Your browser tells us the username and/or password is wrong. We check username and password. We check the Event Log. We check the users that worked yesterday and they […]

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  • AADSync or DirSync as Windows Server role?

    AADSync or DirSync as Windows Server role?

    When will Azure Active Directory Sync or DirSync become a Windows Server role/feature? Working with Cloud Solutions I very often implement ADFS and AADSync/DirSync, but only ADFS has become a Windows Server role. I don’t see any reason to why Directory Synchronization shouldn’t become a Windows Server Role, so when will it happen? For one […]

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  • Import Azure AD Sync PowerShell Cmdlets

    Import Azure AD Sync PowerShell Cmdlets

    Can’t find the old DirSync PS1 file to start PowerShell with cmdlets for Azure AD Sync? We can now Import the Azure AD Sync Module like any other real PS module 🙂 I asked my dear friends Bing and Google, but they had the same error when trying to “Import-Module DirSync”, so navigated my PowerShell Windows […]

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  • AADsync is GA, can we retire DirSync?

    AADsync is GA, can we retire DirSync?

    Last week Azure AD Sync was made Globaly Available, and can be downloaded here. Before summer kicked in we heard the News of Azure AD Sync beeing developed for multiforest synchronization to single Azure AD tenant. Meanwhile DirSync was also developed further and gained the feature Password Write-back, but there wasn’t a reason for two […]

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  • DirSync Installation Error PowerShell

    DirSync Installation Error PowerShell

    The minimum Version of Windows PowerShell required is 2,0. Please install the minimum Version required (or higher) and try again. Today I was installing DirSync for a customer With a brand New Windows Server 2021 R2, which includes PowerShell 2,0 and 4,0. So I can’t install any better Version of PowerShell, but it keeps telling […]

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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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