Upgrade Azure AD Connect to Microsoft Entra Connect

Ahmed Essam 80 Reputation points


We have Azure AD connect version, and we're planning to upgrade to Microsoft entra connect, so what's the best practice and the recommend actions to upgrade also we need to enable staging features.


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Microsoft Entra ID
A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Luis Arias 5,901 Reputation points

    Hi Ahmed Essam, Here are some best practices and recommended actions from microsoft documentation:

    1. Ensure you know your current version of Azure AD Connect (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/connect/how-to-dirsync-upgrade-get-started)
    2. Get latest version of Microsoft Entra Connect (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/connect/reference-connect-version-history).
    3. Export your current Azure AD Connect configuration (https://www.prajwaldesai.com/steps-to-upgrade-azure-ad-connect/)
    4. Choose the Upgrade Method (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/connect/how-to-upgrade-previous-version)
    5. If you plan to make frequent configuration changes, you could plan for a staging mode server (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity/hybrid/connect/how-to-connect-install-roadmap).
    6. Always require the troubleshooting guide (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/azure/active-directory/troubleshoot-aad-connect-fails-to-install-upgraded-version).

    Let me know if this information is helpfull. Luis,

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