Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dirsync changes and version history

I don't do a lot of Azure or Office 365 work, so it's infrequent enough that when I do use it, I commonly have to look up things, like the path to the DirSyncConfigShell.psc1 file for DirSync Azure PowerShell.

This month, I did the first DirSync install I've done in a while, and thought I was losing my mind when I couldn't find PowerShell.  And of course, this has been so heavily blogged and reblogged, that most all guidance pointed me right back at a file that was not installed.  So here are some great bits of information for you all.
  1.  The latest PowerShellinstall is always available at http://bit.ly/dirsync
  2.  Version information for DirSync is viewable in Add/remove programs, and here is a Technet Wiki on these versions:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/18429.microsoft-azure-active-directory-sync-tool-version-release-history.aspx
  3. The latest version (June 5, 2014, version 6862.0000 as of this writing) has "New Features" that Import-Module DirSync is how you access DirSync PowerShellnow.  It should be noted that the old way to do so is missing.
Hope this helps some of you when looking for this!

UPDATE 8/27/2015
You really should not deploy DirSync any longer, but AADSync or AADConnect instead. 

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