Install new AD Connect server to existing AD Connect as staging/Failover

Prerequisites

  1. The following items have been done
  • There is already an AD Management agent account and you have the id and passwords of all forests. Grant these accounts Enterprise Admin rights in the forests.
  • There is already a domain account for the AD Connect service and you have the passwords. Add this account to the Server local admin group and use it to run the Installation wizard.
  • There is already an Azure AD global admin account and you have the id and password.
  • You have already verified your domains.
  1. Go to your AD Connect Server. Login with a local Admin account. Run AD Connect downloaded to install the AD Connect Wizard. Run the AD Connect wizard on your desktop.

Click continue

Click Customize

Enter the AD Connect service account and click install

Click Next

Enter Azure connection info. Click Next

Enter MA info for all existing directories, click Add Directory each time and then click Next

Set the OU list for both forests

Select that Objectguid used for sourceanchor and mail attribute be used for join. Click next

Click Next

Click Next

Do not select that synchronization should automatically start. Click Install

Run the AD Connect wizard again to enable staging. Select “Configure Staging

Click next

Click Install

Change the schedule to say every 6hrs

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