Azure AD Sync error DeletingLicensedGroupNotAllowed

Robert Österlund 20 Reputation points

Hi there

So I've managed to delete a group in local Windows AD and now for some time i have received the error message on the sync error "DeletingLicensedGroupNotAllowed".

I have no UPN reported in the message and the GUID reported changes every time i get the error message.

I have read everything i can find on this issue, including

I got nothing here and all i can do now is ignore this and keep deleting the incoming mail with the error message:

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Description The object failed synchronization. For more information, please see the error details. If the problem continues and cannot be fixed, please contact Microsoft Support.
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Error Type DeletingLicensedGroupNotAllowed
Last Attempted At 9/14/2023, 2:00:54 PM
Related Articles: 1. Azure AD Connect: Troubleshooting Synchronization Errors
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User Principal Name
Object GUID 4024fbf7-da06-4ead-bad9-e77276ef9a80
Synchronization Status On premises AD only
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  1. Givary-MSFT 19,701 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Robert Österlund Thank you for reaching out to us, As I understand you are looking for information on this error "DeletingLicensedGroupNotAllowed" which is being seen on the Azure AD portal, after deleting the group from on-premise AD.

    I have seen this error in the past, it happens because of group that was deleted in AD or removed out of the syncing scope in AD Connect, which in turn will cause a delete operation to be synced to AAD. Nonetheless, the group in the cloud linked to the on-premises object still has a license assigned to it.

    Error message AD Connect Sync Service Client - "DeletingLicensedGroupNotAllowed" clearly states that a deletion is being attempted on a Sync'd Group that has Azure AD Group Based licenses applied and delete operation is not allowed. If we allow such operations all the users who are part of this group would be impacted with licenses being removed.

    Also refer to this - When a licensed group is deleted for detailed explanation.

    Reference: similar issue has been discussed here.

    Let me know if you have any further questions, feel free to post back.

    Please remember to "Accept Answer" if answer helped, so that others in the community facing similar issues can easily find the solution.

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