How to activate synchronization in Office365

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We are going over the process to enable synchronization in the new Office 365 Administration Center and also using PowerShell. 

Solution


In some scenario where the administrator is trying to synchronize directories between on-premises and Office365, the following error message may show up.

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If you are using Admin Center Preview, the process is simple, click on Users, Active Users and then click on More and afterwards click on Directory Synchronization.  That will start a wizard which will enable the synchronization process.

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Using PowerShell…

Another possible way is using PowerShell, these following cmdlets can be executed from a PowerShell session to enable synchronization.

import-module MsOnline

$credential = get-credential

Connect-MsolService -Credential $credential

Set-MSOLDirSyncEnabled –EnableDirSync $true

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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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