Azure AD Connect–Forcing synchronization using PowerShell

Share this:

If you are using Azure AD Connect and want to force a synchronization using PowerShell, stick around and we are going over the process. 

Solution


Solution

Perform a Delta Sync…

The synchronization process on the current release uses PowerShell, and here is the cmdlet required.

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType delta

image

image

Performing a Full Synchronization…

If the requirement is to perform a full synchronization, the following cmdlet can be used. Keep in mind

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType initial

When the cmdlet does not work from PowerShel…

The module that allows the cmdlets above is the ADSync.psd1 and it can be found here.

image

 

In case, the cmdlet is not available, the administrator can load the module by running the following cmdlet:

Import-Module “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync\ADSync.psd1”

image

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).

Related Post

Windows Azure and Office 365 – Getting a fre... In this first article we will go over the process to subscribe on both Office365 and Windows Azure, and after that in our following Tutorials we will ...
Installing Azure CLI on a Mac OS X Microsoft Azure is open for all type of administrators, and if you use a Mac OS X,  you can access the portal using your Safari and also use Azure CLI...
How to install Azure Storage Explorer on macOS Microsoft Azure is a multi-platform solution, and for the IT Pro we can chose which platform we want to use to manage the servicem including macOS, Li...
Bigger disks on Azure Storage If you follow the announcements during the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on the beginning of the month, one of the announcements was the increase of...