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Configure Directory Integration between Azure Active Directory and Windows Server Active Directory with Azure AD Connect


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In this section we will configure Directory Integration between Azure Active Directory and Windows Server Active Directory using the Azure AD Connect Tool.

First let’s download the Azure AD Connect Tool. Once you downloaded the tool follow below instructions to install the tool and configure the Synchronization.

 

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Accept terms and conditions and click Continue

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In the below step you can either select “Customize” or “Use express settings”

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I will select Customize settings then it allows you to manually enter below options,

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So I am going to enter the Service Account name to the AD Connect tool to continue with the Sync.

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In this step let’s select Password Synchronization as we need to Sync all the passwords attached to local Active Directory Users.

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Before we go to the next option we have to create a service account for DirSync in Office 365 Directory.

Note: The created user should have Global Admin privileges assigned.

 

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Once it is done we can enter the created DirSync service account information

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Then insert Domain Admin account information and add Directory

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Let’s click next and continue the installation

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Since we have single Active Directory forest I will go with “Users are represented only once across all directories” option. Incase if you have more than one forest you may select the “Users are represented only once across all directories” option.

Once again let’s keep the default values for “Select how users should be identified with Azure AD option”.

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Select “Synchronize all users and devices” radio button

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In addition to the default selection I have selected “Password write back” option as well.

What is Password Writeback : By enabling this option, password changes that originate with Azure AD will be written back to the onpremises Directory.

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Let’s start the installation,

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As you can see below installation is completed with a warning. This is what I wanted you to see at the end so intentionally select password write back option in “Optional Feature” step. Since I am using the Azure Active Directory Basic edition I am not eligible to this facility. In order to have this feature you need to have AAD Premium edition. This article provides detail information about Azure Active Directory editions.

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Click Exit.

As you can see in the below screenshot our onpremises users are synced with Azure Active Directory.

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I hope this article would helpful for you guys.. Happy reading Smile

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