How to Configure the Directory Synchronization Tool with Office 365

Do you need to configure the directory tool with Office 365 and do not know how? Don’t worry, many users have this problem and we offer you the definitive solution so that you can configure it correctly. In case you do not have it, we will teach you to install Microsoft Office online in Windows.

You just have to carefully follow the steps that we are going to show you below and you will see that in a two by three you will have your synchronized Azure AD Connet to the server successfully.

What is Azure AD?

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Surely you wondered what is the Microsoft Azure platform? How does it work and what is it for? That is why before starting with the explanation of how configure directory sync tool With Office 360 ​​we are going to explain what Azure AD is. This way you will have the necessary knowledge to better understand this tool and all its features.

Azure AD is a cloud-based identity management service from Microsoft that allows you to create users to access Microsoft 360 and other Saas applications. This wizard allows you to create your cloud accounts and synchronize your AD with Azure AD to have a replica of your information always at hand on their servers.

How to configure the directory synchronization tool with Office 365?

In order to achieve this procedure with the Azure AD wizard, it is important to follow at least three basic steps that we will show you below:

Step 1: Review the Azure AD Connet prerequisites

If you already have a subscription to Microsoft 365 the procedure will be much easier, since being automatically subscribed you get a free subscription to Azure AD. So when you start configuring directory synchronization, this Azure AD Connet server will will install immediately to local servers.

Doing this is quite simple, for Microsoft 365 it will be necessary to verify the local address. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do it, as the same Azure ID wizard will guide you as you progress through this process.

The next thing you need to do is get the usernames and also the passwords of the tenant administrator accounts from Microsoft 365 and AD DS.

For the local server where Azure AD Connet is installed, it will be necessary that you consult the Azure Active Directory Connet prerequisites so that you can have all the information with all the details about the hardware, software, accounts and permissions requirements, the SSL certificate requirements and the object limits for this Azure AD Connet server.

In addition, it is also recommended that you review the history of Azure AD Connet, so that in this way you can see what this wizard includes and correct it in each version.

Step 2: Install Azure AD Connet and adjust directory synchronization

It is important that before following the steps that we will give you below to achieve this process, you make sure that you have the username and password from a Microsoft 365 global administrator.

You will also need to have the username and password of an AD DS domain administrator. The authentication method (PHS, PTA, federated)

Once you have all of this on hand, Azure AD Direct Line Single Sign-On (SSO) requires you to follow a few other small steps. However, if you still do not have an account, we will teach you to create an account in Microsoft Azure for free

The first thing you should do is log in in the Microsoft 365 administration center and select the Users option followed by Assets that you can see in the navigation panel on the left.

The next step to follow will be to choose one more directory synchronization (three dots) followed by Directory synchronization on the active users page.

Now on the Azure Active Directory preparation page you must select the section go to the download center to obtain the Azure ad Connect tool so that you can start. Then you need to follow the steps in the Azure AD Connet and Azure AD Connet Health installation roadmap.

To finish this domain configuration you must follow the steps described in creating DNS records for Microsoft 365 when manage DNS records and in this way you will be able to finalize the configuration of your domains and you will only have to assign the license to your user accounts.

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