Azure AD Connect Convert Mail Object to Contact Object

asked 2021-04-13T06:05:54.947+00:00
Luke Lim 531 Reputation points

Is there are way to configure Azure AD Connect to sync up some users as contact object?

Example 1.
I got 1 root forest abc.com and a sub forest external.abc.com

Can I configure Azure AD Connect to sync up both abc.com and external.abc.com as mail user.
Then configure rules editor to convert those from external.abc.com as contact object?

Example 2.
I only got 1 forest ab.com but 2 OU
internal and external.

Can I configure Azure AD Connect to sync up both OU as mail user.
Then configure rules editor to convert those from external OU as contact object?

Or I have to PowerShell scripting to do the conversion?

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  1. answered 2021-05-11T05:10:21.4+00:00
    VipulSparsh-MSFT 15,956 Reputation points

    @Luke Lim Thanks for reaching out and apologies for delay on this.

    Few things that you can perform to achieve is using the sync rules as mentioned in : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/concept-azure-ad-connect-sync-user-and-contacts

    Important thing to note is :
    If you have a topology where users are represented as contacts, make sure you select to match users on the mail attribute in the installation guide.
    If you select another option, then you will have an order-dependent configuration.
    Contact objects will always join on the mail attribute, but user objects will only join on the mail attribute if this option was selected in the installation guide.

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