Category Archives: DirSync

Revisiting the Microsoft Online immutable ID design decision

Some time back I posted about Azure Active Directory synchronisation using Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 and the Azure AD Connector.  My focus was multi-forest deployments, but as we know this topology was required for several advanced scenarios too.  … Continue reading

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Self Service Password Reset writeback to Windows Server AD using DirSync

In my previous post I described that Microsoft have released a preview of the next generation of directory synchronisation in the form of Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services, or AAD Sync for short.  The official announcement, via the Active Directory … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 3: immutable ID

This post is part three of a series of posts focussing on the Azure Active Directory connector.  In part one I introduced the connector, discussing what it is, where and when to use it.  In part two I described a … Continue reading

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Changes to hybrid write-back export attribute flow in FIM-based directory synchronization solutions

Those of you who are implementing multi-forest directory synchronization or advanced directory synchronization using Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 and the Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) Connector should be aware that recent builds of the Windows Azure Active Directory … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 2: multi-forest directory synchronization

This post is part two of several posts focussing on the Azure Active Directory connector.  In part one I introduced the connector.  In this post I will discuss an approach to multi-forest directory synchronisation, focussing on information relevant to the … Continue reading

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Microsoft.Online.Coexistence.Security.DynamicPInvokeException: Failed to get address for method: CreateIdentityHandle2 from library

Scenario You are setting up the Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 Azure Active Directory (AAD) connector. Issue AAD connector import or export fail with stopped-extension-dll-exception error.  In the Application event log are two events that correlate with the time … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Active Directory Connector part 1: when, where and why

As per my earlier post Microsoft shipped the Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) connector at the end of November 2013.  The connector has been around a while, in preview (beta/release candidate) form since the beginning of the summer and has been … Continue reading

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