How to force Directory Synchronization for Office 365

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You can force a manual Directory Synchronization for your Office 365 tenant.

The step are:

  1. Log into your DIRSYNC server, the one running the Directory Synchronization Tools
  2. Start a PowerShell session
  3. Navigate your way to: C:Program FilesMicrosoft Online Directory Sync
  4. Run the cmdlet: .DirSyncConfigShell.psc1 – this starts the Directory Synchronization Configuration Shell
  5. Run the cmdlet: Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync

When the command completes. The Online Portal will get updated based on the synchronization. See the eventlog on the DIRSYNC server, so comfirm the synchronzation has completed successfully.

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Peter is an Exchange specialist with over 15+ years of experience with Exchange Server and certified Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) on Exchange Server. He has been awarded the Microsoft MVP for seven years, since 2007. He is active in the Microsoft community and User Group Leader for CoLabora (a danish UC User Group). He works as an Infrastructure Architect and Consulent, with primary focus on Exchange, Lync and Office 365.

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