Azure AD Connect–Forcing synchronization using PowerShell

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

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Solution

Perform a Delta Sync…

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

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType delta

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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.

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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”

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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).

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