Ad Azure Connect / Sync Server unrecoverable.

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We recently had our AD Azure connect server go down and it was unrecoverable, I do have a old image of the server with the configuration on it. Is there a way to export the configuration from the old server image and onto a new server? Are the instructions on how to do this? Thanks in advance for the help.

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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. Michal Barták 231 Reputation points


    if you check the MS docs about import/export:,exported%20to%20%25ProgramData%25%5CAADConnect.

    You will find this:

    Each time the configuration is changed from the Azure AD Connect wizard, a new time-stamped JSON settings file is automatically exported to %ProgramData%\AADConnect. The settings file name is of the form Applied-SynchronizationPolicy-*.JSON, where the last part of the file name is a time stamp.

    So I guess if you have access to the file system, you should get the configuration.

    Also In such case, I d recommend to run the full sync on a new server with staging enabled to check it does not mess up anything.

    P.S. Even if the JSON import would not work, it is still readable and you might be able to setup a new AAD manually accrodingly.

    Good luck.

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