Hi Cloud Sellers!
Some great news for those that are selling into the smaller SMB accounts that may be running a single Domain Controller and don’t have the resources to have a second server. Historically you were required to install the Office 365 Directory Sync (DirSync) tool (now called Windows Azure Directory Sync Tool) on a MEMBER SERVER but it was not possible to install it on a Domain Controller directly. That is no longer the case!
Now customers with only one server that is a DC can also take advantage of this Directory Sync tool…. which now also can do Password Sync as described in my colleague’s earlier blog post here.
The instructions on how to do this are posted on the Best Practices for Deploying and Managing the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool Wiki site. Note that you will need to download the newest version (version 6553.0002 and newer) to be able to accomplish this.
Thanks! And good selling!
I have Server 2012 DC with AD DS and ADFS installed. The Federation trust has been established between Office 365 and the Sever 2012 DC. Now I am trying to install DirSync on same server i.e DC and getting error that "DirSyc cannot be installed on Domain Controller".whilst troubleshooting the issue,
I am using latest DirSync version, Any Idea what am I missing here?
I have just found out that the download of the updated DirSync client that allows this was backed out to a previous release due to unrelated issues. I will let you know when it is available again.
Any ETA on when the updated version might be available?
Is now available! See social.technet.microsoft.com/.../18429.windows-azure-active-directory-sync-tool-version-release-history.aspx
Just grabbed the latest version and now I can't install because I'm not a local admin, and I can't be a local admin on a DC, whats the deal guys? Make up your minds. >.
ITLee. if you're part of the domain admin then you have admin rights on a DC.