Lets go through Azure Active Directory connect to Syncronize OnPrem-Directory to the cloud
- Install and configure Azure AD Connect
- Use Azure AD Connect to integrate Azure AD with your on-premises AD
Preparing Azure Directory Sync Server with Active Internet– (Assuming it as a On-prem Active Directory Server). Make sure Primary SMTP address is equals User Principal Name for Office 365 services to work seamlessly, Also its recommended to enable Active Directory Recycle bin but its not compulsory.
Create New Server
Download the latest Azure Active Directory Connect –
Make sure you run the latest version https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/reference-connect-version-history
Run the Setup Azure Active Directory Connect Server –
Doing a default installation. Don’t Choose Anything , Click on install
Choose Password Hash Synchronization.
Use your Azure Active directory administrator credentials
Connect your Local On-Prem Active Directory and add it.
Service Account Member of Domain Users Only
Add Service account to local administrator
If your primary domain is .local or not a valid domain and if you cannot verify the same. you can see it. As the azure ad connect doesn’t like UPN and Primary email mismatch.
click continue and choose next.
By Checking “Continue without matching all UPN suffixes to verified domains.”
We recommend to choose the Appropriate Organizational Units and not to sync the whole forest.
Choose next. if you are using single Azure AD Connect.
Choose Next .
As we need to do exchange hybrid. Choose Exchange Hybrid deployment.
Choose Start the synchronization process when configuration completes.
To do a force Delta sync . Open Run as Administrator PowerShell in AzureADConnect Server
Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta
Now you can login to https://admin.microsoft.com/ and all the users should be visible in the cloud.