Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect

Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy.


On August 31, 2022, all 1.x versions of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect will be retired because they include SQL Server 2012 components that will no longer be supported. Please upgrade to the latest release of Azure AD Connect version 2.x or Azure AD Connect cloud sync.

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Retirement Date
Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect 2014-09-01T00:00:00.000-08:00 In Support


Version Start Date End Date
Version 2.x 2021-09-30T00:00:00.000-08:00
Version 1.x 2014-09-01T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-08-31T22:59:59.999-08:00


Initially released in September 2014, Azure AD Sync changed its name to Azure AD Connect in June 2015, starting with version 1.0.8641.0.