I accidentally changed ADSync service account on our Azure Connect server

Stanimir Iliev 21 Reputation points


I accidentally changed ADSync service account on our Azure Connect server for Azure synchronization service. Now synchronization won't start.

A have installed AzureAD Connect to one of our servers, but accidentally changed default account (NT Service\ADSync) account to domain admin account and now synchronization to Azure is broken.

Is there a way to restore that account and service to start again?

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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. Carlos Solís Salazar 17,521 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Stanimir Iliev

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

    That happened to me before.

    I suggest that you reinstall the Azure AD Connect.

    Hope this helps,
    Carlos Solís Salazar


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  1. T. Kujala 8,706 Reputation points

    Hi @Stanimirlliev-9296,

    Coud this be helpful?

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  2. Stanimir Iliev 21 Reputation points


    AzureAd Connect won't start because sync service is not running.

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