DirSync can now be run on a domain controller

Microsoft quietly released an update to its Active Directory synchronization (DirSync) “virtual appliance” today – and now supports installations on domain controllers.

This has long been an issue for smaller organisations that didn’t have a server to spare for running DirSync on.

You can read more about the update here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/18429.windows-azure-active-directory-sync-tool-version-release-history.aspx

NOTE: According to the Microsoft documentation this can only be done for development purposes. I am yet to ascertain from Microsoft whether this means customers who do this in production are supported or not.

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  1. DirSync Downloaded from the link but cannot be installed. I am getting same error, “cannot run on domain controller”.

    I am using Server 2012 Standard with AD DS and AD FS Installed.

    Anyone can confirm if it is working on Server 2012 DC?

    1. The build was pulled and then replaced with a build that is supported in production. I have got it installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 DC.

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