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GurudasSatardekar asked LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

I want to change the AzureAD Display Name.

Hello Team,

In hybrid environment if we change the display name on Azure AD as well as on On-Premise AD 2012 R2 then what are the next steps to synchronize the AD Object with Azure AD for changes made in display name of a user.

Previous display name: John.Dave
New display name : John_Dave

Hint: Is it something to do with ad sync cycle associated with Azure Ad please explain the process.

I will be thankful for the quick support.


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If you are using Azure AD Connect, you need to check the attributes that you are synching, but general rule is that you should only be making changes on on-prem and allowing them to sync across.

You should not be editing the attributes directly in Azure.

displayName should be a default one though, but you do need to check the mappings.

Not sure about your org, but displayName is mapped to the main "name" field used by the address book so having underscores can be problematic.

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Hi @Gurudas • Thank you for reaching out.

Yes, when a user account is synced from On-Premise AD to Azure AD, the changes made to the account in On-Premise AD are automatically synced to Azure AD at the next sync cycle after the changes are made.

The sync cycle runs every 30 minutes by default and can be customized as per your requirement. You can check the current sync cycle interval by running the Get-AdSyncScheduler cmdlet on the AD Connect server:

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To manually trigger the sync cycle, you can use the below cmdlet so that you don't have to wait for the configured interval to sync the changes.

 Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

In your case, if you change the display name from John.Dave to John_Dave in the On-Premise AD, it will automatically get updated in Azure AD after sync cycle runs automatically or with a manual trigger.


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Hi,




In a hybrid environment, objects and credentials from an on-premises AD DS domain can be synchronized to Azure AD using Azure AD Connect.
Once those objects are successfully synchronized to Azure AD, the automatic background sync then makes those objects and credentials available to applications using the managed domain.

I suggest you to go through the below documents which can help you to understand the synchronization methods in azure.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory-domain-services/synchronization

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sync-feature-scheduler

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sync-whatis

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-single-object-sync



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