Force Active Directory Sync through Azure AD Connect to Office 365/Azure with console and Powershell Commands

By | August 28, 2018

By default Azure AD Connect performing sync every 30 minutes and you don’t want to force the Sync as the time interval is very less, you can wait for next replication cycle, still you can do it if you want to

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Power-shell command to check Azure AD sync scheduler

To check current configured sync interval, run below command on PowerShell


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Force Active Directory full replication through Azure AD Connect to Office 365 (Force a Full Sync)

Import-Module ADSync

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial

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Force Active Directory Delta replication through Azure AD Connect to Office 365 (Force a Delta Sync)

Import-Module ADSync

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

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Force Sync Active Directory immediate replication through synchronization service manager

  • Open Synchronization Service Manager from start menu
  • Click Connectors tab
  • On Actions, select Run
  • Click Full Synchronization, and Click OK.
  • This will initiate full Synchronization, even you can do delta Synchronization, or export and import alone

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