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(2018-11-05) Azure AD Connect v1.2.65.0 Has Been Released

Posted by Jorge on 2018-11-05


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

1.2.65.0

Released: 10/25/2018

Released for download

Prerequisites for Azure AD Connect

More information about Azure AD Connect

IMPORTANT: I upgraded Azure AD Connect v1.1.882, and the next time it synched it triggered a full import and full sync for both the AD connector and the AAD connector. Since this may take some time, depending on the size of your AD/AAD environment in terms of number objects being synched, make sure that you have taken the necessary steps to support this or hold off on upgrading until you have found a convenient moment to do so.

New features and improvements
  • Changed the functionality of attribute write-back to ensure hosted voice-mail is working as expected. Under certain scenarios, Azure AD was overwriting the msExchUcVoicemailSettings attribute during write-back with a null value. Azure AD will now no longer clear the on-premises value of this attribute if the cloud value is not set.
  • Added diagnostics in the Azure AD Connect wizard to investigate and identify Connectivity issues to Azure AD. These same diagnostics can also be run directly through Powershell using the Test- AdSyncAzureServiceConnectivity Cmdlet.
  • Added diagnostics in the Azure AD Connect wizard to investigate and identify Connectivity issues to AD. These same diagnostics can also be run directly through Powershell using the Start-ConnectivityValidation function in the ADConnectivityTools Powershell module. For more information see What is the ADConnectivityTool PowerShell Module?
  • Added an AD schema version pre-check for Hybrid Azure Active Directory Join and device write-back
  • Changed the Directory Extension page attribute search to be non-case sensitive.
  • Added full support for TLS 1.2. This release supports all other protocols being disabled and only TLS 1.2 being enabled on the machine where Azure AD Connect is installed. For more information see TLS 1.2 enforcement for Azure AD Connect

Fixed issues
  • Fixed a bug where Azure AD Connect Upgrade would fail if SQL Always On was being used.
  • Fixed a bug to correctly parse OU names that contain a forward slash.
  • Fixed an issue where Pass-Through Authentication would be disabled for a clean install in staging mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the PowerShell module to be loaded when running the Troubleshooting tools
  • Fixed a bug that would block customers from using numeric values in the first character of a host name.
  • Fixed a bug where Azure AD Connect would allow invalid partitions and container selection
  • Fixed the “Invalid Password” error message when Desktop SSO is enabled.
  • Various Bug fixes for AD FS Trust Management
  • When configuring Device Writeback – fixed the schema check to look for the msDs-DeviceContainer object class (introduced on WS2012 R2)

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

Cheers,
Jorge

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