In a recent project I came across a scenario where there was a requirement to synchronize the built-in Administrator account from the on-premise Active Directory into Azure AD. Reason being was the built-in Administrator account was mailbox enabled, and there was a requirement to migrate the mailbox to Exchange Online (Office 365)
I came across this issue recently and wanted to shared my experience
The organization has the following configuration
- Office 365 tenant
- Azure AD Connect configured and synchronizing Active Directory Forest A
- Synchronize Active Directory Forest B into the same Office 365 tenant
As per the supported topologies for Azure AD Connect here this can be achieved using the same instance of Azure AD Connect. No forest trust required, but some pre-req’s are required as outlined here including Firewall ports (listed here) , DNS Name resolution (using a Conditional Forwarder -see discussion here) and an account in Forest B with Enterprise Admins permissions.
Get the following error running Azure Active Directory Connect
“The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required”
Internet access via internet explorer is working on the server where I’m running Azure AD Connect
There is a proxy server in the environment (WebMarshal in this case), and a PAC file is used to configure the proxy settings
Lately I have been working more and more with ADFS, mainly because of the Office 365 / Exchange Hybrid / Exchange Online deployments I have been doing.
So I thought I share my experiences, what I have learned and resources I’ve used. In this blog post I’ll be covering the following:
- Overview of ADFS
- ADFS Deployment Steps
- ADFS Sizing
- Publishing ADFS externally (ADFS Proxy)
- High Availability
- Disaster Recovery
- ADFS Configuration Database – WID or SQL?
- Using ADFS for Conditional Access
- How to migrate ADFS from one server / farm to another
- Switching Office 365 Identity Model from Cloud Only to Federated (ADFS)
- ADFS Backup
- Troubleshooting ADFS
- What if ADFS can’t be recovered?
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