Azure AD Connect only work with on-prem domain controller?

Yim, Sam 126 Reputation points

Does Azure AD connect only apply to on-prem domain controllers and not cloud based domain controllers? I currently have Active Directory Domain Services on a VM and I'm looking to sync up the users to our Azure Active Directory.

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  1. Danny Zollner 9,046 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    An "on-prem domain controller" and a "cloud based domain controller" as you have described them are the same thing, except that one is hosted on server hardware either at a company's office or another hosting provider (e.g.: a co-located datacenter), whereas the "cloud based domain controller" is hosted on server/compute hardware provided by Azure IaaS (Infrastructrure-as-a-Service). It's the same server operating systems, same Windows Server Active Directory, etc. AAD Connect will work exactly the same in either case.

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