Azure Active Directory Connect

Azure AD – Update ASAP your Azure AD Connect instance

A new version (2.1.15.0) of the directory synchronization tool – Azure AD Connect – has been released. You need to urgently update your existing AAD Connect instance as this new version fixes a security vulnerability in the Azure AD Connect Admin agent. In addition of this security fix, few new capabilities have been added, such …

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Azure AD – A new Azure AD Connect version – 2.0.91 – is now available

A new Azure AD Connect version, 2.0.91, is available for download and install. This is version is not available for auto upgrade. This version updates the version of the Azure AD Connect Health agent to version 3.2.1823.12 to provide compliance with Federal Information Processing Standard (https://www.nist.gov/standardsgov/compliance-faqs-federal-information-processing-standards-fips). You can download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594.

Azure AD – You can now synch your AD with multiple tenants (preview)

This has been a long awaited capability. As you know until then you were not able to synchronize your Active Directory with multiple Azure AD/Office 365 tenant. Well, this is now possible and supported to do so; meaning you can synchronize your users, groups and contacts from your Active Directory to different tenant (aka duplicating …

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Azure AD – A new version of Azure AD Connect is available

UPDATE the version 2.0.88 has introduced a bug which can lead to user objects referencing on-premises shared and resource mailboxes to be deleted. A new version 2.0.89 has been released to fix the issue, please check the version before downloading AAD Connect from Microsoft website. If you have an Active Directory and use Microsoft Cloud …

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Azure AD – The Azure AD Connect version 1.x will be retired in August 2022

If you still have on-premises Active Directory you probably are synching your directory with Azure AD using the directory synchronization tool Azure AD Connect. As you may be already aware, there is now 2 versions of Azure AD Connect: 1.x and 2.x The 1.x version is some sort of legacy version allowing customer still running …

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Azure AD Connect – A new major version is available and there are few things you need to know

If you are using Office 365 and/or Azure AD and have an on-premises Active Directory, you already know that you can synchronize your on-premises directory with Azure AD using Azure AD Connect. As you may already be using Azure AD Connect, you (should) also know that you need to keep up with the Azure AD …

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Azure AD – Ensure you have TLS 1.2 enabled on your on-premises systems interacting with Azure AD

As announced in early November 2020, support for old versions of TLS (TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1) and ciphers (3DES cipher suite) are going to be deprecated and no longer supported starting June 30, 2021. You have to ensure your on-premises systems interacting with Azure AD – such as Azure AD Connect, Azure AD Application …

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Azure AD – A new version of Azure AD Connect (1.6.2.4) is now available with new features

As you know Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is used to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory objects (users, groups, devices) to Azure AD with the option to synchronize the user’s hash password (aka password sync, aka password hash sync, aka PHS). Well, with this new version – 1.6.2.4 – available for download here https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=615771 …

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Azure AD Connect – Getting “An error occurred while connecting to the state store” error after updating AAD connect configuration

Recently I had to update the configuration of an existing Azure AD Connect – the directly synchronization tool from Microsoft to synchronize your Active Directory identities to Azure AD – instance. It was running the latest version at that time (1.5.42). The error was: An error occurred while connecting to the state store: Attempted to …

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Azure AD – The new version of Azure AD Connect allows you to export your configuration for reuse (preview)

By now, you already know Azure AD Connect, the directory synchronization tool from Microsoft to provision your identities in Azure Active Directory (AAD). Well, a new version has been released (version 1.5.42.0) which allows you to export your configuration and then re use it when installing/configuring a new instance. You may already know the Azure …

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