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(2017-03-07) Azure AD Connect v1.1.443.0 Has Been Released

Posted by Jorge on 2017-03-07


Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure AD makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources. With this integration users and organizations can take advantage of the following:

  • Organizations can provide users with a common hybrid identity across on-premises or cloud-based services leveraging Windows Server Active Directory and then connecting to Azure Active Directory.
  • Administrators can provide conditional access based on application resource, device and user identity, network location and multifactor authentication.
  • Users can leverage their common identity through accounts in Azure AD to Office 365, Intune, SaaS apps and third-party applications.
  • Developers can build applications that leverage the common identity model, integrating applications into Active Directory on-premises or Azure for cloud-based applications

Azure AD Connect makes this integration easy and simplifies the management of your on-premises and cloud identity infrastructure.

Download "Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect"

Azure AD Connect: Version Release History

1.1.443.0

Released: 2017 March

Prerequisites for Azure AD Connect

More information about Azure AD Connect

New features:

  • Azure AD Connect sync
    • Get-ADSyncScheduler cmdlet now returns a new Boolean property named SyncCycleInProgress. If the returned value is true, it means that there is a scheduled synchronization cycle in progress.
    • Destination folder for storing Azure AD Connect installation and setup logs has been moved from %localappdata%\AADConnect to %programdata%\AADConnect to improve accessibility to the log files.
  • AD FS management
    • Added support for updating AD FS Farm SSL Certificate.
    • Added support for managing AD FS 2016.
    • You can now specify existing gMSA (Group Managed Service Account) during AD FS installation.
    • You can now configure SHA-256 as the signature hash algorithm for Azure AD relying party trust.

Fixed issues:

  • Azure AD Connect sync
    • Fixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to fail if the display name of the Azure AD Connector does not contain the initial onmicrosoft.com domain assigned to the Azure AD tenant.
    • Fixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to fail while making connection to SQL database when the password of the Sync Service Account contains special characters such as apostrophe, colon and space.
    • Fixed an issue which causes the error “The image has an anchor that is different than the image” to occur on an Azure AD Connect server in staging mode, after you have temporarily excluded an on-premises AD object from syncing and then included it again for syncing.
    • Fixed an issue which causes the error “The object located by DN is a phantom” to occur on an Azure AD Connect server in staging mode, after you have temporarily excluded an on-premises AD object from syncing and then included it again for syncing.
  • AD FS management
    • Fixed an issue where Azure AD Connect wizard does not update AD FS configuration and set the right claims on the relying party trust after Alternate Login ID is configured.
    • Fixed an issue where Azure AD Connect wizard is unable to correctly handle AD FS servers whose service accounts are configured using userPrincipalName format instead of sAMAccountName format.
  • Pass-through Authentication
    • Fixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to fail if Pass Through Authentication is selected but registration of its connector fails.
    • Fixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to bypass validation checks on sign-in method selected when Desktop SSO feature is enabled

Known issues:

  • N.A. 

Improvements:

  • N.A.

I ran the MSI and upgraded from the previous version without any issues!

Cheers,
Jorge
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