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New Azure AD Connect

06/29/2015

Last week Microsoft released a new tool for AD synchronization site with the Azure AD. This new tool has the same features of the previous DirSync and ADDSync, but acrescesta ease in the administration of the service and access to the connectors.

To download and view details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect/

1-Resumo

Installation and Upgrade of the Dirsync

For those who already have the Microsoft online services directory synchronization tool or the ADDSync installed the Azure AD Connect will upgrade and request only the credential from Azure to Setup, but after the upgrade it is possible to easily change the settings.

The sequence below shows the upgrade, being simple asking only the accounts online and on-push:

2-Upgrade Dirsync

3-Conect

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5-Upgrade

Post-installation Configuration

The interface of the Azure AD Connect is performed with graphical tools accessible from the Start Menu:

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The tool that makes it easy to configure as mentioned at the beginning of the article is the Groove folder Synchronization Service, where to open it is possible to view the connectors that are enabled, the synchronization state, logging of last synchronizations and utilities on the side:

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For example, to manually synchronize simply click on one of the connections and choose how you want to synchronize (Connectors – > Run):

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View, Update and Creation of connectors

Clicking on any one of the connectors opens a wizard where you can change the basic connectors or create new connectors.

The wizard is very simple and functional, as shown in the images below using the Properties:

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And to create new connectors, by clicking Create we have to create the various types of connectors on-push or online using the wizard of images above.

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Worth upgrading for the Microsoft online services directory synchronization tool and the AADSync, as this new tool is very complete and simple facilitating access to settings, changes and logging of operations.

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