Install the Connect Health agents in Azure Active Directory - Microsoft Entra (2023)

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In this article, you'll learn how to install and configure the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect Health agents. To download the agents, see these instructions.

Note

Azure AD Connect Health is not available in the China sovereign cloud

Requirements

The following table lists requirements for using Azure AD Connect Health.

RequirementDescription
There is an Azure AD Premium (P1 or P2) Subsciption.Azure AD Connect Health is a feature of Azure AD Premium (P1 or P2). For more information, see Sign up for Azure AD Premium.

To start a free 30-day trial, see Start a trial.

You're a Hybrid Identity Administrator in Azure AD.By default, only Hybrid Identity Administrators or global administrators can install and configure the health agents, access the portal, and do any operations within Azure AD Connect Health. For more information, see Administering your Azure AD directory.

By using Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC), you can allow other users in your organization to access Azure AD Connect Health. For more information, see Azure RBAC for Azure AD Connect Health.

Important: Use a work or school account to install the agents. You can't use a Microsoft account. For more information, see Sign up for Azure as an organization.

The Azure AD Connect Health agent is installed on each targeted server.Health agents must be installed and configured on targeted servers so that they can receive data and provide monitoring and analytics capabilities.

For example, to get data from your Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) infrastructure, you must install the agent on the AD FS server and the Web Application Proxy server. Similarly, to get data from your on-premises Azure AD Domain Services (Azure AD DS) infrastructure, you must install the agent on the domain controllers.

The Azure service endpoints have outbound connectivity.During installation and runtime, the agent requires connectivity to Azure AD Connect Health service endpoints. If firewalls block outbound connectivity, add the outbound connectivity endpoints to the allow list.
Outbound connectivity is based on IP addresses.For information about firewall filtering based on IP addresses, see Azure IP ranges.
TLS inspection for outbound traffic is filtered or disabled.The agent registration step or data upload operations might fail if there's TLS inspection or termination for outbound traffic at the network layer. For more information, see Set up TLS inspection.
Firewall ports on the server are running the agent.The agent requires the following firewall ports to be open so that it can communicate with the Azure AD Connect Health service endpoints:
  • TCP port 443
  • TCP port 5671

  • The latest version of the agent doesn't require port 5671. Upgrade to the latest version so that only port 443 is required. For more information, see Hybrid identity required ports and protocols.
    If Internet Explorer enhanced security is enabled, allow specified websites.If Internet Explorer enhanced security is enabled, then allow the following websites on the server where you install the agent:
  • https://login.microsoftonline.com
  • https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
  • https://login.windows.net
  • https://aadcdn.msftauth.net
  • The federation server for your organization that's trusted by Azure AD (for example, https://sts.contoso.com)

  • For more information, see How to configure Internet Explorer. If you have a proxy in your network, then see the note that appears at the end of this table.
    PowerShell version 5.0 or newer is installed.Windows Server 2016 includes PowerShell version 5.0.

    Important

    Windows Server Core doesn't support installing the Azure AD Connect Health agent.

    Note

    If you have a highly locked-down and restricted environment, you need to add more URLs than the ones the table lists for Internet Explorer enhanced security. Also add URLs that are listed in the table in the next section.

    New versions of the agent and Auto upgrade

    If a new version of the Health agent is released, any existing installed agents are automatically updated.

    Outbound connectivity to the Azure service endpoints

    During installation and runtime, the agent needs connectivity to Azure AD Connect Health service endpoints. If firewalls block outbound connectivity, make sure that the URLs in the following table aren't blocked by default.

    Don't disable security monitoring or inspection of these URLs. Instead, allow them as you would allow other internet traffic.

    These URLs allow communication with Azure AD Connect Health service endpoints. Later in this article, you'll learn how to check outbound connectivity by using Test-AzureADConnectHealthConnectivity.

    Domain environmentRequired Azure service endpoints
    General public
  • *.blob.core.windows.net
  • *.aadconnecthealth.azure.com
  • **.servicebus.windows.net - Port: 5671 (If 5671 is blocked, the agent falls back to 443, but using 5671 is recommended. This endpoint isn't required in the latest version of the agent.)
  • *.adhybridhealth.azure.com/
  • https://management.azure.com
  • https://policykeyservice.dc.ad.msft.net/
  • https://login.windows.net
  • https://login.microsoftonline.com
  • https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
  • https://www.office.com (This endpoint is used only for discovery purposes during registration.)
  • https://aadcdn.msftauth.net
  • https://aadcdn.msauth.net
  • Azure Germany
  • *.blob.core.cloudapi.de
  • *.servicebus.cloudapi.de
  • *.aadconnecthealth.microsoftazure.de
  • https://management.microsoftazure.de
  • https://policykeyservice.aadcdi.microsoftazure.de
  • https://login.microsoftonline.de
  • https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.de
  • https://www.office.de (This endpoint is used only for discovery purposes during registration.)
  • https://aadcdn.msftauth.net
  • https://aadcdn.msauth.net
  • Azure Government
  • *.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net
  • *.servicebus.usgovcloudapi.net
  • *.aadconnecthealth.microsoftazure.us
  • https://management.usgovcloudapi.net
  • https://policykeyservice.aadcdi.azure.us
  • https://login.microsoftonline.us
  • https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com
  • https://www.office.com (This endpoint is used only for discovery purposes during registration.)
  • https://aadcdn.msftauth.net
  • https://aadcdn.msauth.net
  • Install the agent

    To download and install the Azure AD Connect Health agent:

    • Make sure that you satisfy the requirements for Azure AD Connect Health.
    • Get started using Azure AD Connect Health for AD FS:
      • Download the Azure AD Connect Health agent for AD FS.
      • See the installation instructions.
    • Get started using Azure AD Connect Health for Sync:
      • Download and install the latest version of Azure AD Connect. The health agent for Sync is installed as part of the Azure AD Connect installation (version 1.0.9125.0 or later).
    • Get started using Azure AD Connect Health for Azure AD DS:
      • Download the Azure AD Connect Health agent for Azure AD DS.
      • See the installation instructions.

    Install the agent for AD FS

    Note

    Your AD FS server should be different from your Sync server. Don't install the AD FS agent on your Sync server.

    Before you install the agent, make sure your AD FS server host name is unique and isn't present in the AD FS service.To start the agent installation, double-click the .exe file that you downloaded. In the first window, select Install.

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    After the installation finishes, select Configure Now.

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    A PowerShell window opens to start the agent registration process. When you're prompted, sign in by using an Azure AD account that has permissions to register the agent. By default, the Hybrid Identity Administrator account has permissions.

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    After you sign in, PowerShell continues. When it finishes, you can close PowerShell. The configuration is complete.

    At this point, the agent services should start automatically to allow the agent to securely upload the required data to the cloud service.

    If you haven't met all of the prerequisites, warnings appear in the PowerShell window. Be sure to complete the requirements before you install the agent. The following screenshot shows an example of these warnings.

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    To verify that the agent was installed, look for the following services on the server. If you completed the configuration, they should already be running. Otherwise, they're stopped until the configuration is complete.

    • Azure AD Connect Health AD FS Diagnostics Service
    • Azure AD Connect Health AD FS Insights Service
    • Azure AD Connect Health AD FS Monitoring Service

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    Enable auditing for AD FS

    The Usage Analytics feature needs to gather and analyze data. So the Azure AD Connect Health agent needs the information in the AD FS audit logs. These logs aren't enabled by default. Use the following procedures to enable AD FS auditing and to locate the AD FS audit logs on your AD FS servers.

    To enable auditing for AD FS on Windows Server 2012 R2

    1. On the Start screen, open Server Manager, and then open Local Security Policy. Or on the taskbar, open Server Manager, and then select Tools/Local Security Policy.

    2. Go to the Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment folder. Then double-click Generate security audits.

    3. On the Local Security Setting tab, verify that the AD FS service account is listed. If it's not listed, then select Add User or Group, and add it to the list. Then select OK.

    4. To enable auditing, open a Command Prompt window with elevated privileges. Then run the following command:

      auditpol.exe /set /subcategory:{0CCE9222-69AE-11D9-BED3-505054503030} /failure:enable /success:enable

    5. Close Local Security Policy.

      Important

      The following steps are required only for primary AD FS servers.

    6. Open the AD FS Management snap-in. (In Server Manager, select Tools > AD FS Management.)

    7. In the Actions pane, select Edit Federation Service Properties.

    8. In the Federation Service Properties dialog box, select the Events tab.

    9. Select the Success audits and Failure audits check boxes, and then select OK.

    10. To enable verbose logging through PowerShell, use the following command:

      Set-AdfsProperties -LOGLevel Verbose

    To enable auditing for AD FS on Windows Server 2016

    1. On the Start screen, open Server Manager, and then open Local Security Policy. Or on the taskbar, open Server Manager, and then select Tools/Local Security Policy.

    2. Go to the Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment folder, and then double-click Generate security audits.

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    3. On the Local Security Setting tab, verify that the AD FS service account is listed. If it's not listed, then select Add User or Group, and add the AD FS service account to the list. Then select OK.

    4. To enable auditing, open a Command Prompt window with elevated privileges. Then run the following command:

      auditpol.exe /set /subcategory:{0CCE9222-69AE-11D9-BED3-505054503030} /failure:enable /success:enable

    5. Close Local Security Policy.

      Important

      The following steps are required only for primary AD FS servers.

    6. Open the AD FS Management snap-in. (In Server Manager, select Tools > AD FS Management.)

    7. In the Actions pane, select Edit Federation Service Properties.

    8. In the Federation Service Properties dialog box, select the Events tab.

    9. Select the Success audits and Failure audits check boxes, and then select OK. Success audits and failure audits should be enabled by default.

    10. Open a PowerShell window and run the following command:

      Set-AdfsProperties -AuditLevel Verbose

    The "basic" audit level is enabled by default. For more information, see AD FS audit enhancement in Windows Server 2016.

    To locate the AD FS audit logs

    1. Open Event Viewer.

    2. Go to Windows Logs, and then select Security.

    3. On the right, select Filter Current Logs.

    4. For Event sources, select AD FS Auditing.

      For more information about audit logs, see Operations questions.

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    Warning

    A group policy can disable AD FS auditing. If AD FS auditing is disabled, usage analytics about login activities are unavailable. Ensure that you have no group policy that disables AD FS auditing.

    Install the agent for Sync

    The Azure AD Connect Health agent for Sync is installed automatically in the latest version of Azure AD Connect. To use Azure AD Connect for Sync, download the latest version of Azure AD Connect and install it.

    To verify the agent has been installed, look for the following services on the server. If you completed the configuration, the services should already be running. Otherwise, the services are stopped until the configuration is complete.

    • Azure AD Connect Health Sync Insights Service
    • Azure AD Connect Health Sync Monitoring Service

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    Note

    Remember that you must have Azure AD Premium (P1 or P2) to use Azure AD Connect Health. If you don't have Azure AD Premium, you can't complete the configuration in the Azure portal. For more information, see the requirements.

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    Manually register Azure AD Connect Health for Sync

    If the Azure AD Connect Health for Sync agent registration fails after you successfully install Azure AD Connect, then you can use a PowerShell command to manually register the agent.

    Important

    Use this PowerShell command only if the agent registration fails after you install Azure AD Connect.

    Manually register the Azure AD Connect Health agent for Sync by using the following PowerShell command. The Azure AD Connect Health services will start after the agent has been successfully registered.

    Register-AzureADConnectHealthSyncAgent -AttributeFiltering $true -StagingMode $false

    The command takes following parameters:

    • AttributeFiltering: $true (default) if Azure AD Connect isn't syncing the default attribute set and has been customized to use a filtered attribute set. Otherwise, use $false.
    • StagingMode: $false (default) if the Azure AD Connect server is not in staging mode. If the server is configured to be in staging mode, use $true.

    When you're prompted for authentication, use the same global admin account (such as admin@domain.onmicrosoft.com) that you used to configure Azure AD Connect.

    Install the agent for Azure AD DS

    To start the agent installation, double-click the .exe file that you downloaded. In the first window, select Install.

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    When the installation finishes, select Configure Now.

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    A Command Prompt window opens. PowerShell runs Register-AzureADConnectHealthADDSAgent. When you're prompted, sign in to Azure.

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    After you sign in, PowerShell continues. When it finishes, you can close PowerShell. The configuration is complete.

    At this point, the services should be started automatically, allowing the agent to monitor and gather data. If you haven't met all of the prerequisites outlined in the previous sections, then warnings appear in the PowerShell window. Be sure to complete the requirements before you install the agent. The following screenshot shows an example of these warnings.

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    To verify that the agent is installed, look for the following services on the domain controller:

    • Azure AD Connect Health AD DS Insights Service
    • Azure AD Connect Health AD DS Monitoring Service

    If you completed the configuration, these services should already be running. Otherwise, they're stopped until the configuration finishes.

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    Quickly install the agent on multiple servers

    1. Create a user account in Azure AD. Secure it by using a password.

    2. Assign the Owner role for this local Azure AD account in Azure AD Connect Health by using the portal. Follow these steps. Assign the role to all service instances.

    3. Download the .exe MSI file in the local domain controller for the installation.

    4. Run the following script. Replace the parameters with your new user account and its password.

      AdHealthAddsAgentSetup.exe /quietStart-Sleep 30$userName = "NEWUSER@DOMAIN"$secpasswd = ConvertTo-SecureString "PASSWORD" -AsPlainText -Force$myCreds = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($userName, $secpasswd)import-module "C:\Program Files\Azure Ad Connect Health Adds Agent\PowerShell\AdHealthAdds"Register-AzureADConnectHealthADDSAgent -Credential $myCreds

    When you finish, you can remove access for the local account by doing one or more of the following tasks:

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    • Remove the role assignment for the local account for Azure AD Connect Health.
    • Rotate the password for the local account.
    • Disable the Azure AD local account.
    • Delete the Azure AD local account.

    Register the agent by using PowerShell

    After you install the appropriate agent setup.exe file, you can register the agent by using the following PowerShell commands, depending on the role. Open a PowerShell window and run the appropriate command:

    Register-AzureADConnectHealthADFSAgentRegister-AzureADConnectHealthADDSAgentRegister-AzureADConnectHealthSyncAgent

    Note

    To register against sovereign clouds, use the following command lines:

    Register-AzureADConnectHealthADFSAgent -UserPrincipalName upn-of-the-userRegister-AzureADConnectHealthADDSAgent -UserPrincipalName upn-of-the-userRegister-AzureADConnectHealthSyncAgent -UserPrincipalName upn-of-the-user

    These commands accept Credential as a parameter to complete the registration noninteractively or to complete the registration on a machine that runs Server Core. Keep in mind that:

    • You can capture Credential in a PowerShell variable that's passed as a parameter.
    • You can provide any Azure AD identity that has permissions to register the agents and that does not have multifactor authentication enabled.
    • By default, global admins have permissions to register the agents. You can also allow less-privileged identities to do this step. For more information, see Azure RBAC.
     $cred = Get-Credential Register-AzureADConnectHealthADFSAgent -Credential $cred

    Configure Azure AD Connect Health agents to use HTTP proxy

    You can configure Azure AD Connect Health agents to work with an HTTP proxy.

    Note

    • Netsh WinHttp set ProxyServerAddress is not supported. The agent uses System.Net instead of Windows HTTP Services to make web requests.
    • The configured HTTP proxy address is used to pass-through encrypted HTTPS messages.
    • Authenticated proxies (using HTTPBasic) are not supported.

    Change the agent proxy configuration

    To configure the Azure AD Connect Health agent to use an HTTP proxy, you can:

    • Import existing proxy settings.
    • Specify proxy addresses manually.
    • Clear the existing proxy configuration.

    Note

    To update the proxy settings, you must restart all Azure AD Connect Health agent services. Run the following command:

    Restart-Service AdHealthAdfs*

    Import existing proxy settings

    You can import Internet Explorer HTTP proxy settings so that the Azure AD Connect Health agents can use the settings. On each of the servers that run the health agent, run the following PowerShell command:

    Set-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings -ImportFromInternetSettings

    You can import WinHTTP proxy settings so that the Azure AD Connect Health agents can use them. On each of the servers that run the health agent, run the following PowerShell command:

    Set-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings -ImportFromWinHttp

    Specify proxy addresses manually

    You can manually specify a proxy server. On each of the servers that run the health agent, run the following PowerShell command:

    Set-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings -HttpsProxyAddress address:port

    Here's an example:

    Set-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings -HttpsProxyAddress myproxyserver: 443

    In this example:

    • The address setting can be a DNS-resolvable server name or an IPv4 address.
    • You can omit port. If you do, then 443 is the default port.

    Clear the existing proxy configuration

    You can clear the existing proxy configuration by running the following command:

    Set-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings -NoProxy

    Read current proxy settings

    You can read the current proxy settings by running the following command:

    Get-AzureAdConnectHealthProxySettings

    Test connectivity to Azure AD Connect Health service

    Occasionally, the Azure AD Connect Health agent can lose connectivity with the Azure AD Connect Health service. Causes of this connectivity loss can include network problems, permission problems, and various other problems.

    If the agent can't send data to the Azure AD Connect Health service for longer than two hours, the following alert appears in the portal: "Health Service data is not up to date."

    You can find out whether the affected Azure AD Connect Health agent can upload data to the Azure AD Connect Health service by running the following PowerShell command:

    Test-AzureADConnectHealthConnectivity -Role ADFS

    The role parameter currently takes the following values:

    • ADFS
    • Sync
    • ADDS

    Note

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    To use the connectivity tool, you must first register the agent. If you can't complete the agent registration, make sure that you have met all of the requirements for Azure AD Connect Health. Connectivity is tested by default during agent registration.

    Next steps

    Check out the following related articles:

    • Azure AD Connect Health
    • Azure AD Connect Health operations
    • Using Azure AD Connect Health with AD FS
    • Using Azure AD Connect Health for Sync
    • Using Azure AD Connect Health with Azure AD DS
    • Azure AD Connect Health FAQ
    • Azure AD Connect Health version history

    FAQs

    How do I install AD Connect health? ›

    The Azure AD Connect Health agent for Sync is installed automatically in the latest version of Azure AD Connect. To use Azure AD Connect for Sync, download the latest version of Azure AD Connect and install it. To verify the agent has been installed, look for the following services on the server.

    What is Azure AD Connect Health Agent? ›

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect Health provides robust monitoring of your on-premises identity infrastructure. It enables you to maintain a reliable connection to Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Online Services. This reliability is achieved by providing monitoring capabilities for your key identity components.

    How do I download Azure AD Connect tool? ›

    You can find the download for Azure AD Connect on Microsoft Download Center. Steps to complete before you start to install Azure AD Connect. If you have a single forest AD then this is the recommended option to use. User sign in with the same password using password synchronization.

    Can I install ad connect on domain controller? ›

    Ideally, Azure AD Connect should be installed on a dedicated domain-joined server, but you can also install it on your domain controller (Windows Server 2016 or later with Desktop Experience is required for Azure AD Connect V2)

    Is Azure AD Connect supported on Windows Server 2022? ›

    Or is the question, if an install of Azure AD Connect on a Windows Server 2022 DC is supported? Azure AD Connect supports a functional level of Windows Server 2003 or later. The currently supported operating system versions for an installation are Windows Server 2016 and 2019, as mentioned in the Download Center.

    How to install Azure agent in Windows Server? ›

    Manual installation

    To manually install the Windows VM Agent, download the VM Agent installer and select the latest release. You can also search a specific version in the GitHub Windows IaaS VM Agent releases. The VM Agent is supported on Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) and later.

    How do I check my Azure AD Connect health? ›

    View the health status
    1. In the Azure portal, search for and select Azure AD Domain Services.
    2. Select your managed domain, such as aaddscontoso.com.
    3. On the left-hand side of the Azure AD DS resource window, select Health.
    Aug 23, 2022

    What is the permission required to install the Azure AD Connect? ›

    These are: Local Administrator account: The administrator who is installing Azure AD Connect and who has local Administrator permissions on the machine. AD DS Enterprise Administrator account: Optionally used to create the “AD DS Connector account” above.

    Which components are included with Microsoft Azure Active Directory connect health? ›

    Azure Active Directory Connect is comprised of three primary components: synchronisation services, the optional Active Directory Federation Services component, and the Azure AD Connect Health monitoring component. Synchronization is in charge of the creation of users, groups, and other objects.

    Do I need Azure AD Connect? ›

    Do you need an Azure AD connection? Businesses that migrate some of their services to Azure but keep a Microsoft-based hybrid environment will find AD Connect useful. It gives users a sense of working in a single environment rather than having to bridge two different ones.

    Which components are included with Microsoft Azure Active Directory connect health all the options Active Directory Federation Services AD FS sync? ›

    The correct answer is 3 - All of the options.

    How to install Azure AD Connect PowerShell module? ›

    Install the Azure AD Connect provisioning agent by using PowerShell cmdlets
    1. Sign in to the server you'll use with enterprise admin permissions.
    2. Sign in to the Azure portal, and then go to Azure Active Directory.
    3. On the menu on the left, select Azure AD Connect.
    4. Select Manage cloud sync.
    5. At the top, click Download agent.
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    What are the installation account requirements to install and configure Azure AD Connect? ›

    As a minimum, you need Windows Server 2012 or later, on a domain-joined server (or domain controller) with . NET Framework 4.5. 1 and PowerShell, with at least 4GB RAM and a 70GB HDD. The server will need access to the internet, in particular access to the Azure AD Connect service.

    How to sync on premise ad with windows Azure AD using Azure AD Connect tool? ›

    How to sync Azure AD user to on-premises AD
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    2. Force Azure AD sync. ...
    3. Check Azure AD Connect synchronization service. ...
    4. Verify AD object sync status. ...
    5. Verify objectGUID and ImmutableID attribute. ...
    6. Make cloud mailbox visible in Exchange on-premises.
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    Do you still need a domain controller with Azure AD? ›

    Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), part of Microsoft Entra, enables you to use managed domain services—such as Windows Domain Join, group policy, LDAP, and Kerberos authentication—without having to deploy, manage, or patch domain controllers.

    Can I install Azure AD Connect on multiple domain controllers? ›

    Having multiple Azure AD Connect sync servers connected to the same Azure AD tenant is not supported, except for a staging server. It's unsupported even if these servers are configured to synchronize with a mutually exclusive set of objects.

    How do I add a domain controller to Active Directory? ›

    How to add a domain controller?
    1. Log into your Active Directory Server with administrative credentials.
    2. Open Server Manager → Roles Summary → Add roles and features.
    3. The "Before you begin" screen, which pops up next, is purely for an informational purpose. ...
    4. Select the installation type.

    Does Azure AD Connect need a VPN? ›

    Azure AD authentication is supported only for OpenVPN® protocol connections and requires the Azure VPN Client.

    Does Azure AD Connect require SQL Server? ›

    Azure AD Connect requires a SQL Server database to store identity data. By default, a SQL Server 2019 Express LocalDB (a light version of SQL Server Express) is installed. SQL Server Express has a 10-GB size limit that enables you to manage approximately 100,000 objects.

    What is the difference between Azure AD and windows server ad? ›

    AD vs Azure AD Summary

    AD is great at managing traditional on-premise infrastructure and applications. Azure AD is great at managing user access to cloud applications. You can use both together, or if you want to have a purely cloud based environment you can just use Azure AD.

    How do I manually install an agent? ›

    Deploy the agent manually to a Windows computer
    1. Click Settings > All Settings.
    2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Agents > Add Agent.
    3. Click Connect to a previously installed agent > click Next.
    4. Enter the name, IP address, and port number for the agent and click Server-initiated communication.

    How do I manually install Microsoft monitoring agent? ›

    Microsoft Monitoring Agent Upgrade
    1. Run Setup to install the agent.
    2. On the Welcome page, click Next.
    3. On the License Terms page, read the license and then click I Agree.
    4. On the begin Upgrade page, click Upgrade.
    5. On the Completion page, click Finish.
    6. Once the agent installation completed, go to the Control Panel.
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    How do I install an agent? ›

    In the Agent Managed pane, right-click the computers for which you want to uninstall the agent, and then select Uninstall.
    ...
    Uninstall the agent by using the Operations console
    1. Select Other user account.
    2. Type the User name and Password, and type or select the Domain from the list. ...
    3. Click Uninstall.
    Feb 23, 2022

    What are the three primary components of Azure Active Directory ad connect? ›

    Azure Active Directory Connect is made up of three primary components: the synchronization services, the optional Active Directory Federation Services component, and the monitoring component named Azure AD Connect Health.

    How does Azure AD Connect work? ›

    Azure AD Connect is used to synchronize user accounts, group memberships, and credential hashes from an on-premises AD DS environment to Azure AD. Attributes of user accounts such as the UPN and on-premises security identifier (SID) are synchronized.

    How many instances of Azure AD Connect are needed? ›

    For each Azure AD directory, you need one Azure AD Connect sync server installation. The Azure AD directory instances are by design isolated and users in one cannot see users in the other directory.

    What is required for installing active directory? ›

    Right-click on the Start button and go to Settings > Apps > Manage optional features > Add feature. Now select RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Tools. Finally, select Install then go to Start > Windows Administrative Tools to access Active Directory once the installation is complete.

    How to sync on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory with Azure AD Connect? ›

    Steps
    1. Create Azure AD and Activate Azure AD Sync.
    2. Download and Install Azure AD Sync tool in on-premise AD.
    3. Configure Azure AD Sync tool in on-premise AD.
    4. Testing Sync between on-premise AD and Azure AD.
    5. Create Azure AD and Activate Azure AD Sync.
    May 28, 2014

    Which actions can you perform with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect? ›

    Microsoft AAD Connect can connect to multiple on-premises forests and can exchange organizations and synchronized the customer defined attributes but cannot use Forefront Identity Management synchronization rules.

    Which of the following is required to connect Microsoft Sentinel to Azure AD? ›

    Prerequisites. An Azure Active Directory P1 or P2 license is required to ingest sign-in logs into Microsoft Sentinel. Any Azure AD license (Free/O365/P1/P2) is sufficient to ingest the other log types. Additional per-gigabyte charges may apply for Azure Monitor (Log Analytics) and Microsoft Sentinel.

    What is the Azure AD Connect service called? ›

    The Microsoft Azure AD Sync synchronization service (ADSync) runs on a server in your on-premises environment. The credentials for the service are set by default in the Express installations but may be customized to meet your organizational security requirements.

    What is the difference between AD Sync and AD Connect? ›

    Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync is the preferred way to synchronize on-premises AD to Azure AD, assuming you can get by with its limitations. Azure AD Connect provides the most feature-rich synchronization capabilities, including Exchange hybrid support.

    Is Azure AD Connect two way? ›

    Azure AD Connect is a one-way synchronisation from AD to Azure AD. There is no way to configure a two-way sync. It's just not possible at all.

    How do I install Azure AD Connect step by step? ›

    Navigate to and double-click AzureADConnect.

    On the Welcome screen, select the box agreeing to the licensing terms and click Continue. On the Express settings screen, click Use express settings. On the Connect to Azure AD screen, enter the username and password of a Hybrid Identity Administrator for your Azure AD.

    What can you use to integrate your on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory? ›

    Use Azure AD to create an Active Directory domain in the cloud and connect it to your on-premises Active Directory domain. Azure AD Connect integrates your on-premises directories with Azure AD.

    Which component of Microsoft Azure provides services to connect on premise applications with those in the cloud? ›

    Azure ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection, with the help of a connectivity provider. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

    What is the PowerShell cmdlet to connect to Azure AD? ›

    To connect to the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell or MSOnline module, use the Connect-MsolService cmdlet and supply the $M365credentials variable.

    How to install modules in PowerShell? ›

    The PowerShell system is already available within the Windows operating system and you probably already have many modules available. At the PowerShell prompt, type Get-Module -ListAvailable to see which modules are active. To install a module, use the Get-InstalledModule cmdlet.

    How do I manually install a PowerShell module? ›

    Installing PowerShell modules from a NuGet package
    1. Unblock the Internet-downloaded NuGet package ( . ...
    2. Extract the contents of the NuGet package to a local folder.
    3. Delete the NuGet-specific elements from the folder.
    4. Rename the folder. ...
    5. Copy the folder to one of the folders in the $env:PSModulePath value .
    Nov 17, 2022

    Where do you install Azure AD Connect? ›

    Install Azure AD Connect

    You can find the download for Azure AD Connect on Microsoft Download Center. Steps to complete before you start to install Azure AD Connect. If you have a single forest AD then this is the recommended option to use.

    Should I install Azure AD Connect on a domain controller? ›

    Ideally, Azure AD Connect should be installed on a dedicated domain-joined server, but you can also install it on your domain controller (Windows Server 2016 or later with Desktop Experience is required for Azure AD Connect V2) AD and AAD accounts for your Azure AD Connect server.

    Which PowerShell cmdlet syncs on Prem ad with Azure AD? ›

    Yes it is possible to force a synchronization between on-premise Active Directory (AD) to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), by using the Start-AdSyncSchedule PowerShell cmdlet from the ADSync PowerShell module.

    Can companies synchronize users from Active Directory into Azure AD? ›

    If you have an on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain or forest, you can synchronize your AD DS user accounts, groups, and contacts with the Azure AD tenant of your Microsoft 365 subscription. This is hybrid identity for Microsoft 365.

    How do I sync users with Azure AD Connect? ›

    To sync users from Azure Active Directory (AD), you must add an Azure AD external identity and create one or more group syncs. In AuthPoint, the Azure AD external identity represents your external user database. It connects to Azure Active Directory to get user account information and validate passwords.

    How do I download and install Active Directory? ›

    To install Active Directory Users and Computers on Windows 10 and Windows 11, open the Settings app and go into Apps. From there, add the 'RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Services Tools' optional feature.

    How do I install and configure AD connect in Office 365? ›

    Install Azure AD Connect
    1. Start the Azure AD Connect installation. ...
    2. Choose Express Settings. ...
    3. Connect to Azure AD. ...
    4. (optional) Accept trusted site error. ...
    5. Login at Microsoft 365. ...
    6. Enter local Domain Administrator Account. ...
    7. Verify the domains. ...
    8. Finish the installation.
    Apr 19, 2022

    Do you need VPN for ad connect? ›

    Azure AD Connect works over Internet. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect/#comments "Yes, Azure AD Connect will work over Internet. No VPN is required. Communication to Azure AD is using web services over HTTPS (and HTTP)."

    Where do I find Adsync service? ›

    Start the Synchronization Service
    • Go to Windows Service Control Manager (START → Services).
    • Select Microsoft Azure AD Sync and click Restart.
    Aug 26, 2022

    How do I Install Active Directory modules? ›

    Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs, and then select 'Turn Windows features on or off. ' Drill down to expand Remote Server Administration Tools -> Role Administration Tools -> AD DS and AD LDS Tools and put a checkmark in 'Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. ' Click OK.

    What are 4 methods you can use to Install Active Directory Domain Services? ›

    In this article

    Installing AD DS by Using Windows PowerShell. Installing AD DS by using Server Manager. Performing a Staged RODC Installation using the Graphical User Interface.

    How do I manually Install Active Directory? ›

    Installing ADUC for Windows 10 Version 1809 and Above
    1. From the Start menu, select Settings > Apps.
    2. Click the hyperlink on the right side labeled Manage Optional Features and then click the button to Add feature.
    3. Select RSAT: Active Directory Domain Services and Lightweight Directory Tools.
    4. Click Install.
    Mar 29, 2020

    How do I connect Office 365 to Azure Active Directory? ›

    How To Connect Azure AD to Office 365 with Azure AD Connect
    1. Verifying Azure AD Connect in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
    2. Verifying the User Account Sync Status in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
    3. Verifying Azure AD Connect in the Azure AD Admin Center.
    4. Verifying the User Account Source in Azure AD Admin Center.
    Jul 2, 2020

    How does Azure AD Connect work with Office 365? ›

    Simply put, organizations use Azure AD Connect to automatically synchronize identity data between their on-premises Active Directory environment and Azure AD. That way, users can use the same credentials to access both on-premises applications and cloud services such as Microsoft 365.

    How do I sync Office 365 with Azure Active Directory? ›

    Sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center (https://admin.microsoft.com) and choose Users > Active Users on the left navigation. On the Active users page, choose More (three dots) > Directory synchronization.

    Does Azure AD Connect need domain admin? ›

    As of build 1.4. ###. # it is no longer supported to use an enterprise admin or a domain admin account as the AD DS Connector account. If you attempt to enter an account that is an enterprise admin or domain admin when specifying use existing account, you will receive an error.

    What is the difference between AD Sync and ad connect? ›

    Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync is the preferred way to synchronize on-premises AD to Azure AD, assuming you can get by with its limitations. Azure AD Connect provides the most feature-rich synchronization capabilities, including Exchange hybrid support.

    How do I trigger ad connect sync? ›

    Use the following steps to force a remote synchronization of AD and Azure:
    1. Use the Enter-PSSession command to connect to your Azure AD Connect server.
    2. Perform a delta synchronization using the Start-ADSyncSyncCycle command.
    3. Exit the PSSession to kill the connection to your Azure AD Connect server.

    What is the Azure AD Sync service called? ›

    The Azure Active Directory Connect synchronization services (Azure AD Connect sync) is a main component of Azure AD Connect. It takes care of all the operations that are related to synchronize identity data between your on-premises environment and Azure AD.

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