How to join a Windows Server DC to an Azure AD tenant ?

lcicerale 36 Reputation points

Hello everyone, I have a problem regarding Windows Server. In my company, we have a domain controller (Windows Server 2019) in domainname.local in which we installed a software distributing licenses for people using this software. The problem is that the other computers in our company are joined in our Azure AD tenant so they cannot get the licenses.

Is there a way to join our Windows Server DC to our Azure AD tenant or any other solution ?

This is not really our area of expertise I apologize if this is a basic question. Thank you in advance !

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  1. Alfredo Revilla (MSFT) 22,661 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @lcicerale , you cannot join an on-premise Windows Server machine to Azure AD. In order for your on-premise client machines to be able to benefit from the license distributing software installed in your server/DC you will need to remove your computers from Azure AD, join them to your (on-premise) Active Directory/Domain Controller and finally, enable Hybrid Azure AD join. For more informatoin about the latter please take a look to Plan your hybrid Azure Active Directory join implementation and Configure hybrid Azure AD join.

    Let us know if you need additional assistance. If the answer was helpful, please accept it and rate it so that others facing a similar issue can easily find a solution.

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