Thursday, September 21, 2023

Azure AD Cloud Sync

Since the dawn of time and the creation of Office 365 we used DirSync, and then transitioned into Azure AD Connect. This has worked great so far but did have limitations. Especially if you wanted to bring identities from multiple domains and didn’t want to setup trusts or just couldn’t see the other DC’s from your AADC server.

This is where Azure AD Cloud Sync comes in to play. You place an agent on any server, connect it to the domain and you can bring over identities into your M365 tenant. Setup multiple agents in multiple domains, configure each one and you have identities coming in to your tenant from different sources.

There are transformation options on each agent so that if you don’t have the same vanity domain for your UPN’s as an example, then you can change those and get them parsed through into the M365 tenant to match what you want.

Here is the video that explains everything and how to do it all.

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Mark Rochester
Mark Rochester
Mark currently works in the cloud space assisting large companies to migrate from either on premises to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. His experience with Enterprise migrations spans more than 25 years which basically makes him old. However, with all the oldness creeping up he still finds technology massively exciting. Please reach out for a chat anytime you would like. :-)

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