Azure AD connect - Force password sync

This tech tip is in English.

Ever wanted to force a password sync with Azure AD Connect ?

This is a simple way to do it.

Windows server event log

Look for event 656/650/657 in the application log after you run the powershell commands in the next section.


Startup your Powershell ISE or a Powershell prompt

Import-Module adsync

$aadcon = Get-ADSyncConnector | Where {$_.Type -eq “Extensible2”}

$adcon = Get-ADSyncConnector | Where {$_.Type -eq “AD”}

$c = Get-ADSyncConnector -Name $adcon.Name

$p = New-Object Microsoft.IdentityManagement.PowerShell.ObjectModel.ConfigurationParameter “Microsoft.Synchronize.ForceFullPasswordSync”, String, ConnectorGlobal, $null, $null, $null

$p.Value = 1



$c = Add-ADSyncConnector -Connector $c

Set-ADSyncAADPasswordSyncConfiguration -SourceConnector $adcon.Name -TargetConnector $aadcon.Name -Enable $false

Set-ADSyncAADPasswordSyncConfiguration -SourceConnector $adcon.Name -TargetConnector $aadcon.Name -Enable $true


You should be able to see sync of your passwords after you run the powershell script.