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  • <embed id="ati_urlmon" style="height:0.5px;width:10px;display:block;" type="application/x-ati-urlmon" />Hi Guys,

    Just a general question really not for anyone in particular. What’s the best/easiest way of Integrating Office 365 with Active Directory.

    For example for a company who already uses Office 365 for mailboxes, and already has Active directory for file sharing use on a Windows server 2012? 

    Is it fairly straight forward?

    The client machines won't be bound into the Directory server so we wouldn't be looking at an ADFS server, literally just so the Active Directory and Office 365 usernames/Passwords are the same.

    Thanks


    Monday, August 1, 2016 12:39 PM

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  • Hi,

    >> What’s the best/easiest way of Integrating Office 365 with Active Directory.

    >>The client machines won't be bound into the Directory server so we wouldn't be looking at an ADFS server

    You will need to look at DirSync with password sync, which can provide what we call “same sign-on,” where the sign-in to Office 365 is always the same password that is used on the PC.

    Read more: https://blogs.office.com/2014/04/15/synchronizing-your-directory-with-office-365-is-easy/

    >>for a company who already uses Office 365 for mailboxes, and already has Active directory for file sharing use on a Windows server 2012? 

    For this specific case - you are attempting to run Directory Sync after previously setting up Office 365 and creating cloud based accounts - Dirsync will perform a “Soft Match” of the users:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641663

    Please note that here we mainly focus on Office client related question and feedback, there is not so much about Office 365 admin/management aspects. If you need further assistance on this, I would suggest you post in the dedicated Office 365 for business forum, there you should get more professional responses:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. Thank you for your understanding.

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:33 AM