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Office 365 to Office 365 with DirSync

Posted on 2013-06-10
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Does anyone know if there is a way to enable DirSync on an existing Office 365 Setup?  We were not using DirSync and I would like to implement it but I do not want 365 to recreate all the accounts.  Is there anyway around this?

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by:Marshal Hubs
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Hi,

To activate directory synchronization, use the following steps:

Install and run the Microsoft Deployment Readiness Tool.

If you are using Office 365, click Users, click Set up next to Active Directory synchronization, and then proceed to the next step.

Click Activate.

Resource: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn144766.aspx
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by:Neadom Tucker
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Ok thanks for that but, that is not what I was asking.  I know how to implement it.  My question was if I already have 25 users using 365 and I want to now start using DirSync so I can do SSO or Password Sync.  Sorry if my question was confusing.

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by:Marshal Hubs
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Hi Tucker,

OK, Sorry to say that I have no more experiences to work on existing Office 365 with DirSync.

But I think you can take help from below link To set SSO & Password Sync.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573653.aspx,

http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/ff637606.aspx
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Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 2000 total points
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What you can do in your case is one of the following:

1) if the accounts are NOT created in your local AD, you can export them from Office 365 using PowerShell and use the csv file to create the corresponding accounts in local AD

2) if you already have user accounts in your local AD, or have created them using step 1, you can use the so-called SOFT matching feature, described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641663

Note that this is one-time process only, after the soft match, the objects will be linked by immutable id and will no longer be soft-matched.
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by:Adam Brown
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DirSync operates off of the UPN value in Office 365/AD. If the UPN value of the accounts in Office 365 are the same as the values in Active Directory, Dirsync will not create new accounts in Office 365. There are additional values like PrimarySMTPAddress, Mail, and proxyaddresses that must match up before the data in AD is correctly synced to the cloud as well.
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