Azure AD Connect v1.5.42.0 introduces Exporting and Importing Configurations

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Azure AD Connect Splash Screen

Last Friday, a new version of Azure AD Connect was released: version This version offers Import/Export functionality and a couple of fixes.

After every fresh major release of Azure AD Connect by Microsoft, several smaller hotfix releases update the functionality to prevent issues where administrators are not able to perform certain configurations or gain access to functionality. But this update is an exception. Some major new functionality is added to aid in Azure AD Connect swing migrations.


What’s New

This release includes a Public Preview of the functionality to export the configuration of an existing Azure AD Connect server into a .JSON-formatted file which can then be used when installing a new Azure AD Connect server to create a copy of the original server.

A detailed description of this new feature can be found in this article.


What’s Fixed

This release fixes three issues:

False warning about the local DB size

An issue was addressed where there would be a false warning about the local DB size during upgrades of Azure AD Connect.
This issue could arise when using Azure AD Connect on localized installations of Windows Server.

False errors for account name/domain name swap

An issue was addressed where there would be a false error in the app events for the account name/domain name swap.

Failure to install on Domain Controllers

Azure AD Connect can be installed on Domain Controllers, but it is not the most brilliant thing to do. An issue was addressed where Azure AD Connect would fail to install on an Active Directory Domain Controller, returning the following error:

member not found


Version information

This is version of Azure AD Connect.
This release is the sixth release in the 1.5 branch for Azure AD Connect. It was made available for download on July 10, 2020.


Download information

You can download Azure AD Connect here.
The download weighs 96.6 MB.

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