Azure AD connect is a new tool which replaces DirSync for syncing Active Directory information to Azure from the local active directory.
Synchronisation automatically works in the background, but sometimes you want to push through a synchronisation for some reason or another (rather than waiting for the next time it runs). This can be done by running the following 2 commands from the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\bin directory:
Status can be checked by running “Synchronisation Service” and checking the log. In the example below, 452 entries where unchanged and 1 was deleted as part of the forced sync. ivermectin side effects nhs
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Recently I’ve had a strange issue with Microsoft Azure. For some reason on some of the Virtual Machines could not access UNC network shares, throwing a 0x80004005 error. However strangely, worked the other way. The virtual machines run Server 2012 Datacentre edition.
From Machine A
Ping Machine B – Success
Access Network Share on Machine B – Success
From Machine B
Ping Machine A – Success
Access Network Share on Machine A – Fail
The following did not help with resolving the issue:
Removal and rejoin domain (rejoin failed)
Check Firewall Settings
Delete network adapters
Following some work by Azure’s support team, it was identified that the issue is a bug in windows due to the way Azure handles the automatic scaling.
The automatic scaling feature in Microsoft Azure automatically boots and shuts down machines dependant on load on the cloud service. This allows cloud services and associated websites to benefit from extra processing power and memory when load is higher than expected.
Microsoft do not have a permanent fix, however the following script clears out the junk in the registry and leaves only the valid entries behind. Running this script fixed the issue after a reboot of the machine.