today I have upgraded my Azure AD Connect to the newest Version available (Download here).
Everything seemed to be fine, except that I was missing the Scheduled Task:
And I could also determine, that the Sync wasn’t be started within the Synchronization Service Manager. I then was searching for an opportunity to manually start the Sync process. I was found a message, that the following executable will start an sync:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe
But this executable is not available with the new Version.
I then found the PowerShell Module for the Sync within this Directory:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync
With this, it was quite easy to start a manual sync through Powershell:
Import-Module "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync\ADSync.psd1"
This will run a Full Synchronization, and with
Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta
You can start a Delta Synchronization, and you can check it in the Sync Service Manager:
With this, it would be possible to create a scheduled task by myself, but I’m unsure if there was something wrong with the Installation, or why it does not sync automatically. I will update this blog, when I got more Information about this issue.
The scheduled Task is gone with this new Version. The Sync process should be done within the Sync Engine. Obviously this does not work atm on my system. Will give an update if I have more Information.
On this page, the new process is quite well explained: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnectsync-feature-scheduler/
But on my side, I still have an issue with the sync:
I do not believe that the date of the next sync will be soon 🙂
I have to dig deeper…
Update 3 (Last)
As outlined on this page:
You can start the Sync Cycle, if it’s turned off (like you see on my PrintScreen of Get-ADSyncScheduler) by using this command:
Set-ADSyncScheduler -SyncCycleEnabled $true