You cannot turn off active directory synchronization

PhP59300 66 Reputation points

I'm unable to disable ADSync. I'm attempting to run the following command on are AD Connect server: Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled -EnableDirsync $False

The returning message states:

Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled : You cannot turn off Active Directory synchronization.
At line:1 char:1

  • Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled -EnableDirsync $False
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled], MicrosoftOnlineException
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.DirSyncStatusChangeNotAllowedException,Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.SetDirSyncEnabled

When i run: Get-MSOLCompanyInformation | select DirectorySynchronizationStatus

i get the follow:



The tenant was created several weeks ago (test lab). I have read several articles that it can take up to 72 hours for ad sync to be enabled or disabled against a tenant. I've been trying to run this command for 6 days now and still get the same error.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. PhP59300 66 Reputation points

    ok thanks, ill do that now.

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