Hey DirSync where is my DirSyncConfigShell.psc1? In previous versions of Dirsync (latest version 1.0.6862.0000) there was a nifty little shell that could be found in C:Program FilesWindows Azure Active Directory SyncSYNCBUSSynchronization ServiceUIShellDirSyncConfigShell.psc1 I liked to create a shortcut on my desktop along with the ever so ambiguously named DirSync GUI, miisclient.exe. When I logged into Read More
If you have enabled and configured DirSync you can view basic information regarding “Synchronization Status” from the Office 365 Administration Portal. You can however, view a more detailed overview by running a simple PowerShell command.
In a recent Blog from Blogs.office.com, “Choosing a Sign-in Model for Office 365” we are informed that DirSync with password sync can now be used as a “backup sign-on” in the event our existing on-premises single sign-on infrastucture becomes unavailable. This is great news considering that if we lost the functionality of SSO or suffered from Read More
Scenario Your users were originally configured in the Cloud. You did NOT set up SSO with ADFS You currently have two password policies to manage (in the Cloud and in your local Domain) Your users have two passwords to keep track of; 1 for Office 365 and 1 for their domain login This can be Read More
Dirsync with “password sync” combined with Office 365 Multi-Factor authentication offers the ability to utilize and enjoy a SIMILAR sign-on experience as Single Sign On without having to undertake the arduous task of setting up an AD FS infrastructure. Recently I began poking around to familiarize myself with AD FS 2012 R2 (v3.0) and I Read More