Manually Run DirSync via the MIIS Client

If you want to manually run DirSync to force synchronization of your on-premise Active Directory with Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) you can use the following method to perform a sync via the MIIS Client…

  • Launch Windows Explorer and browse to the C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\SYNCBUS\Synchronization Service\UIShell directory.


  • Right-click on miisclient.exe and choose “Run as administrator” from the context menu.

  • Choose Yes to the security prompt.


  • Click on the Management Agents button on the top menu bar


  • Right-click on “Active Directory Connector” and choose Run from the context menu.


  • Highlight “Full Import Full Sync” and choose OK.


  • The State will change to Running. The bottom half the screen will give information on any changes that it makes during the run as well as any errors encountered.


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