Is there a way to auto sync on prem AD to Azure AD?

Kevin Hinds 1 Reputation point

For example, I am trying to add a user in our on prem AD and want to automatically sync with azure ad. Is this possible? We use azure-ad-connect

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  1. Andy David - MVP 142.7K Reputation points MVP

    Sure thing.
    Assuming a sync isnt already in progress, run from powershell on the AADConnect Server

    Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta  

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  2. Carlos Solís Salazar 16,701 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Kevin Hinds

    Thank you for asking this question on the **Microsoft Q&A Platform. **

    With Azure AD Connect you do what you need,

    The synchronization is not automatically, usually, it happens every 30 minutes

    You can force the synchronization with the following Powershell commands on the server where Azure AD Connect is installed:

    Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta  

    This will only synchronize current changes.

    Run the following command to force a complete sync but note that the length of sync time would be increased.

    Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial  

    More info:

    Hope this helps,
    Carlos Solís Salazar


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