Microsoft Entra hybrid joined

Jabulani Motloung 161 Reputation points


Is it a good practice to hybrid join Windows servers to Entra ID?

If not, what could be a reason why a Windows server appears on Entra ID as hybrid joined, and will removing or deleting it from Entra ID have any negative effect or cause any issues?

Any advice here will be highly appreciated.

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  1. James Hamil 23,216 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Jabulani Motloung , thanks for the question. In general, "best practices" are very subjective to individual use cases. Hybrid joining allows you to manage your servers from the cloud and provides additional security features, but it's important to ensure that your servers meet the prerequisites.

    If a Windows server appears on Entra ID as hybrid joined, it means that the server is connected to both your on-premises Active Directory and Azure AD. Removing the server from Entra ID will not cause any issues on the server itself, but it will remove the server from your list of managed devices in Entra ID. Be sure to keep backups of everything as you do this.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I can help you further.

    If this answer helps you please mark "Accept Answer" so other users can reference it.

    Thank you,


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