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 a manual sync doesn’t sync password.

Password sync will run every 30 minutes as well.