Force Active Directory Synchronization with Office 365

There are times when you don’t want to wait for Synchronization to happen automatically (default every 3 hours) with Office 365.

Use the instructions below to force AD Synchronization with Office 365

  1. Login to the Directory Sync Server


  2. Navigate to the DirSync Power Shell (DirSyncConfigShell.psc1)

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Online Directory Sync\


  3. Enter Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync and execute




The Complete Series of Posts


  1. Open Office 365 Account and Sign up for the E Plan Trail
  2. Add and Verify the primary SMTP domain
  3. Setting up ADFS Servers with Windows NLB
    1. Part 1
    2. Part 2
    3. Part 3
    4. Part 4


  4. Setting up ADFS Proxy Servers with Windows NLB
    1. Part 1
    2. Part 2


  5. Setup Directory Synchronization to Office 365

6.   Force AD Synchronization with Office 365

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Kelsey Epps

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