How To Manually Force a Synchronization of the Directory Synchronization Tool
This blog will explain how to manually force a synchronization of the Directory Synchronization Tool instead of waiting for the next automatic synchronization cycle.
There are a couple of ways to force a synchronization outside of the normal synchronization schedule. The first way is run the Directory Synchronization Tool Configration Wizard. The second way is to start a synchronization using PowerShell. Both procedures are outlined below.
Start a synchronization using the Directory Synchronization Tool Configuration Wizard
- Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Online Services, click Directory Synchronization, and then click Directory Sync Configuration.
- On the Welcomepage, click Next.
- On the Microsoft Online Services Credentials page, provide the user name and password for an account with Administrator permissions in your Microsoft Online Services company, click Next.
- On the Active Directory Credentials page, provide the user name and password for an account with Enterprise Administrator permissions in your on-premise Active Directory, click Next.
- On the Configurationpage, wait for the configuration to complete, click Next.
- On the Finishpage, click Finish to Synchronize directories now.
Start a synchronization from the Directory Synchronization Tool Shell
- Open a Command Promptwindow or a Windows PowerShell window as an Administrator and navigate to the Directory Synchronization Tool installation folder (default installation folder is “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Online Directory Sync”) and run the file named psc1.
- Type Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync at the shell and press Enter.