Is it possible to use Active Directoy on Azure Joined machine

Simon McCarthy 11 Reputation points

I am testing using an Azure joined device, and all is fine, except I cannot connect to Active Directory as i believe it cannot find the domain.

I have a VPN connection which allows me to RDP onto the DC's etc and can ping them no problem

Is there any way this will work, or will i have to revert back to hybrid?


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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Thierry Eppner 1 Reputation point


    Azure AD joined devices can still maintain single sign-on access to on-premises resources when they are on the organization's network. Devices that are Azure AD joined can still authenticate to on-premises servers like file, print, and other applications.

    Did you check your DNS configuration through the VPN?
    Can you please give more details about your issue?


  2. AmanpreetSingh-MSFT 56,301 Reputation points

    Hi @Simon McCarthy · Thank you for reaching out.

    For the scenarios where customers use both On premises AD and Azure AD, we recommend using Hybrid Azure AD joined devices. Only Azure AD Join is recommended when you do not have on-premises Active Directory present.

    So, as per the recommendation, you should revert back to hybrid setup.


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  3. Thierry Eppner 1 Reputation point

    As @AmanpreetSingh-MSFT says in his answer, it's supported but it's not the recommended solution.
    In your case, and as you have an on-prem AD, I also suggest switching back to hybrid setup.


  4. Simon McCarthy 11 Reputation points

    Hi all

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Will this also be the reason I cannot connect to any sql databases or Odbc connections.

    I can ping the servers and access file shares etc but can't connect with SQL or ODBC

    Thanks for the help

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