In the last step we setup directory synchronization, which will allow us to synchronize our local Active Directory users to our Office 365 tenant account. Now that we have the users in our tenant account, we need to license them. Licensing them is what activates and provisions their services (Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and Office)
One thing that we notice in our Office 365 Admin Center is that the users are categorized as to where their account is. You’ll notice ‘In cloud’ and ‘Synced with Active Directory’.
As we saw in this blog post, when you create cloud users, you can assign them a license at that time. Since Directory Synchronization creates the users for us, we have to go back and license the users. You can activate and license one or many users at the same time. This can also be done via script through PowerShell; but that’s not covered in this post.
Login to Office 365 Admin Center
Find the user or users that you wish to activate
Select the user or users
Click Activate Synced User
Select the user location
Select the license and services you want to assign to the user (based on license type)
Choose if you want the results to be emailed
One thing to note is that there is no password assigned to the user. This is because the password is keep and authenticated on premise through AD FS.
- Does Microsoft have FREE training for the NEW Office 365?
- Signing up for the NEW Office 365
- Adding and Verifying a Domain for the NEW Office 365
- Creating Cloud Users for the NEW Office 365
- Configuring Desktops for the NEW Office 365
- Exchange 2003 Cutover Migration to the NEW Office 365
- Exchange 2007 Cutover Migration to the NEW Office 365
- Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to the NEW Office 365
- Setting up AD FS Proxy Servers for Single Sign-On to the NEW Office 365
- Setting up Directory Synchronization with the NEW Office 365
- Activating and Licensing a Synchronized User in the NEW Office 365
- Testing Single Sign-on to the NEW Office 365
- Making the Single Sign-On Solution Highly Available
- Exchange Hybrid Deployment with the NEW Office 365
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