It’s time for a new version of Azure AD Connect to incorporate Microsoft’s lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. Yesterday, Microsoft released the first version in the 2.x branch of Azure AD Connect: v188.8.131.52 Azure AD Connect is Microsoft’s free Hybrid Identity bridge product to synchronize objects and their … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 184.108.40.206 is here"
When you uninstall Azure AD Connect, you are presented with the below screen. This screen provides an option to uninstall the following supporting components: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Command Line Utilities Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Azure AD Connect comes with a SQL Server Express LocalDB installation … Continue reading "HOWTO: Determine if you can remove SQL Server Express after uninstalling Azure AD Connect"
Sometimes, the configuration of Azure AD Connect goes wrong and stops. Azure AD Connect can end up in a state where you can no longer recover. Alas, in these cases uninstallation may also not be an option… or so it seems. The situation Azure AD Connect is installed on a Windows Server installation, but … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You cannot uninstall Azure AD Connect from Programs and Features"
On March 19th, 2021, Microsoft introduced Azure AD Connect version 220.127.116.11 to incorporate the lessons learned and distribute the fixes Microsoft made to the larger public. As part of its version release history, Microsoft added the following line to the release notes for this version: Azure AD Connect now supports the Hybrid Identity Administrator role … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: You cannot manage the Desktop SSO feature with the Hybrid Identity Administrator role"
Microsoft has introduced the Staged Rollout functionality to convert the sign-in method for people in your organization from federated authentication to managed authentication. However, there is one slight issue with single sign-on. In this blogpost, I’ll address the issue of having both Seamless Single Sign-on and Federation enabled in Azure AD Connect. About Staged Rollout … Continue reading "HOWTO: Enable Seamless Single Sign-on when AD FS is Configured as Sign-in Method"
For the past year, Microsoft has been offering the new ‘version 2’ endpoint for Azure AD Connect. This endpoint replaces the ‘version 1’ endpoint we’ve come to use ever since DirSync. About Azure AD Connect’s v2 endpoint Microsoft has deployed a new endpoint (API) for Azure AD Connect that improves the performance of the synchronization … Continue reading "Availability of Azure AD Connect’s v2 endpoint"
Sometimes, the installation of Azure AD Connect can mess up your project deadlines in mere seconds. In this blogpost, I want to share an error that kept the admins of an organization occupied for several days, while it was easy to fix. The situation An organization uses Azure AD and Azure AD Connect. After … Continue reading "KnowledgeBase: A Sign-in Window appears while configuring Azure AD Connect and configuration fails"
Twelve days after the release of Azure AD Connect version 18.104.22.168, the first release in the 1.6 branch, Microsoft has released version 22.214.171.124, fixing a bug in the 126.96.36.199 release. What’s fixed This release fixes a bug in version 188.8.131.52 where, after upgrade to that release, the Azure AD Connect Health feature was not … Continue reading "Azure AD Connect version 184.108.40.206 fixes a bug in the previous release"
Version 220.127.116.11 of Azure AD Connect that was released just last week seems to have an issue with the Azure AD Connect Health agent. The situation You intend to synchronize objects from one or more on-premises Active Directory Domain Services implementations to an Azure AD tenant. You install Azure AD Connect version 18.104.22.168 to … Continue reading "Knowledgebase: Azure AD Connect Health Agents are not registered on Azure AD Connect installations running version 22.214.171.124"
In Azure AD Connect version 126.96.36.199, Microsoft introduced the Selective Password Hash Synchronization feature. Formerly, Azure AD Connect would apply Password Hash Synchronization to all objects in scope for synchronization. In Azure AD Connect version 188.8.131.52, and up, a subset of users can be specifically included or excluded to having their password hashes synchronized to … Continue reading "Four things you should know about Selective Password Hash Synchronization"