Azure AD Connect version

After last February’s big 1.1 release of Azure AD Connect, the team at Microsoft is churning away again at monthly builds, bringing a flow of steady bug fixes and magical functionality flowing in and out of preview. like they used to.

On Monday March 14, Microsoft introduced Azure AD Connect version

This release contains no new features, yet, but instead focuses completely on the three issues with Azure AD Connect version


Fixed issues

No express install on Windows Server 2008

While I’ve covered installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012, It didn’t really make sense to my that Express Settings were available on Windows Server 2008.

This version, the team made sure Express Settings cannot be used on Windows Server 2008 (pre-R2) since password sync is not supported on this Operating System.


Upgrade from DirSync with a custom filter

Apparently, upgrades from DirSync with a custom filter configuration to Azure AD Connect did not work as expected.


No Full Sync on upgrades when not necessary

When upgrading to a newer release of Azure AD Connect and there are no changes to the configuration, a full import/synchronization should not be scheduled.


Version information

This is version of Azure AD Connect.



You can download Azure AD Connect here.
It weighs 73,6 MB.



Enjoy yet another new release of Azure AD Connect! Glimlach

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3 Responses to Azure AD Connect version


    Do you know why I'm unable to update to latest version, it gives unsupported OS on my Windows 2012 R2 essential installation?

    • Niels,

      I've investigated the platforms on which you can install Azure AD Connect in a supported manner. The results are in my blogpost Installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012.

      One of my findings, was that, according to the documentation, installing Azure AD Connect is not supported on Small Business Server, Windows Server Essentials or Windows Web Server.

      Apparently, Microsoft has implemented some further checks to avoid unsupported configurations.


    After Upgraded to this version, password did not sync from on premise to cloud.
    Am using server 2008 R2 standard for ADConnect machine.

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