DirSync Installation Process on Dedicated Server
DirSync Installation Process on Dedicated Server

DirSync Installation Process on the dedicated server for directory synchronization from on-premise to Office 365.

In the previous article, I have explained DirSync prerequisites, and now I am going to explain the DirSync Installation Process.

DirSync components – When we will install DirSync it will install the following components:-

DirSync Components - office365
DirSync Components – office365

Forefront Identity Manager(FIM):- FIM replicates information from On-premise to Cloud-based windows Azure Active Directory for office 365 which means everything that comes with it – services, local groups, security groups it will sync all of these from On-Premise to Online.

SQL Server 2012 Components:-
Why we have SQL server?
FIM – the whole management system, when it goes and grab information it needs a location to store it because of which SQL server 2012 components are required.

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SQL Server 2008 Setup:-  FIM uses only setup files from SQL server 2008.

DirSync Installation Process

Step1:-Open Office 365 Admin Center and then click on Active Users then click on Active Directory Synchronization Setup.

Active Directory Synchronization
Active Directory Synchronization

Now when you click on setup, it will take you to the next page as shown below.

Activate Active Directory Synchronization
Activate Active Directory Synchronization

Step2:- Now you have to click on activate button to Activate the Active Directory Synchronization.

DirSync Activation in office365
DirSync Activation in office365

After Activation, it will take you to below page.

DirSync Activated office365
DirSync Activated office365

Step3:- Click Download to Install and Configure the DirSync Tool.

Download Directory Sync tool
Download Directory Sync tool

Make sure to install it as an Administrator.

Install DirSync As Administrator
Install DirSync As Administrator
Install DirSync
Install DirSync
DirSync Installing Components setup
DirSync Installing Components setup

Step4:-Click Finish to complete the installation.

Finish DirSync Installing - office365
Finish DirSync Installing – office365

Now Open Control panel to make sure whether DirSync has installed or not.

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Uninstall a program - office365
Uninstall a program – office365

As you will see ton of different programs installed here – FIM, Microsoft Online Service Sign-on Assistant, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008 Setup files, SQL Browser, c++, Windows Azure Directory Sync Tool and most Important is FIM.

Now if you Open Users and Groups, you will see FIMSyncAdmins group. You have to be a member of this Admin group to work on DirSync Server.

FIMSyncAdmin in office365
FIMSyncAdmin in office365

You need to be FIMSyncAdmin to be able to run it, Now next step is just Signout and lets sign in and that way it will recognize that you are FIMSyncAdmin.

Note****In the Next article we will show you how to configure DirSync.