How to Start A Manual Active Directory Sync to Office 365

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to start a manual Azure Active Directory synchronization from the on-premises Active Directory environment to Office 365.

By Default, Active directory synchronization happens every 30 minutes and it runs on the Server you Installed Azure AD on.

To start a manual sync, Log In to the Server you’ve Installed Azure AD Sync and open PowerShell.

Run cmdlet

In the PowerShell windows type the cmdlet below:

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

The cmdlet lets will start a delta synchronization which will sync all the changes that were made In Active Directory since the last sync.

It Important to note that manual sync doesn’t sync password.

Password sync will run every 30 minutes as well.