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Azure AD Connect: Syncing Domain-Joined Devices to Active Directory

By December 11, 2018September 18th, 2020Azure, Blog, Microsoft
Azure Active Directory Connect Configuration Complete

Have you ever seen the info box at the end of your Azure Active Directory Connect configuration wizard and wondered what it does or how to complete those steps? (See image above). Let’s walk through those steps and I’ll show you the end result.

NOTE: Ensure your Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell and the AD DS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools are installed.

Active Directory Module and AD DA Snap-Ins and Command Line Tools installed

  1. Open Administrative PowerShell and set your execution policy.
    Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass
  1. Change directory
    CD C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect\AdPrep
  1. Import Module
    ipmo .\AdSyncPrep.psm1
  1. Run
  1. If successful you should see
    “Initializing your Active Directory forest to sync Windows 10 domain joined computers to Azure AD.Configuration Complete”
  1. Screen shot of PCs being Hybrid Azure AD Joined. I’d also highly recommend looking into auto-enrollment.UPDATE: Newer versions of Azure AD Connect have an option to simply the process. Few screen shots below showing our new options.AADC New options for device sync

Brandon Stuart, PEI

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