Implement hybrid identity with Windows Server

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Microsoft Entra ID
Azure Cloud Shell
Azure Portal
Azure Virtual Machines

In this module, you’ll learn to configure an Azure environment so that Windows IaaS workloads requiring Active Directory are supported. You’ll also learn to integrate on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment into Azure.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Select a Microsoft Entra integration model.
  • Plan for Microsoft Entra integration.
  • Prepare on-premises AD DS for directory synchronization.
  • Install and configure directory synchronization using Microsoft Entra Connect.
  • Implement Seamless Single Sign-on (SSO).
  • Enable Microsoft Entra login for an Azure Windows virtual machine (VM).
  • Describe Microsoft Entra Domain Services.
  • Implement and configure Microsoft Entra Domain Services.
  • Manage Windows Server 2019 in a Microsoft Entra Domain Services instance.
  • Join a Windows Server VM to a managed domain.


In order to get the best learning experience from this module, it's important that you have knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Managing Windows Server operating system and Windows Server workloads in on-premises scenarios, including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Domain Name System (DNS), the Distributed File System (DFS), Hyper-V, and file and storage services.
  • Common Windows Server management tools.
  • Core Microsoft compute, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies.
  • On-premises resiliency Windows Server-based compute and storage technologies.
  • Implementing and managing IaaS services in Microsoft Azure.
  • Microsoft Entra ID.
  • Security-related technologies (firewalls, encryption, multi-factor authentication).
  • Windows PowerShell scripting.
  • Automation and monitoring.