How to setup on-premises AD redundancy on Azure

Jovsp 166 Reputation points
2023-05-30T03:23:24.7333333+00:00

Hi,

Would like to ask what are the options for setting up a redundancy of on-premise AD to Azure? Also, if you could share some articles about how-to of this kind of setup.

Thank you,

Jovs

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  1. Luca Lionetti 3,136 Reputation points
    2023-05-30T10:00:19.9333333+00:00

    Hi Jovsap,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A community forum!

    To integrate Active Directory on prem on Azure you have several possibilities:

    1 Create a dc in azure and via vpn synchronize it with the dc on prem.

    2 replicate your active directory in azure AD, which leads to some limitations in terms of ou management and policies

    3 Create an AD DS managed services in Azure, where domain controllers are managed by Microsoft where you can only perform user and group policy management actions.

    However, this last solution provides for the replication that you will always have to go through Azure AD

    Check this links for ref:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/reference-architectures/identity/

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/example-scenario/identity/adds-extend-domain

    https://thomasmitchell.net/how-to-extend-on-premises-active-directory-to-microsoft-azure/

    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    Luca

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