Changing the default Office365 Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Schedule

The default synchronization schedule between On-premise and Office 365 is 3 hours.



As per this technet article:

·         It is unsupported to synchronize more frequently than the default 3 hours

If you wanted to change the default sync period then

  1. Navigate to the Window Azure Active Directory Sync directory on the server where the tool is installed
  2. Open the following file in notepad –  Microsoft Online.DirSync.Scheduler.exe.config
  3. DirSyncDirectory
  4. Adjust the setting <add key=”SyncTimeInterval” value=”3:0:0″ />
  5. DirSyncConfigFile
    1. For example if you wanted to bring this down to 15 minutes then change this line to the following. <add key=”SyncTimeInterval” value=”0:15:0″ />
  6. Close and Save the file and then restart the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Service
  7. DirSyncService


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