There are 3 (relatively) new functions in Azure AD Domain Services. Both in preview at the time of writing but combining all can unlock new functionality. This post will go over the following items with regards to Azure AD – Domain Services What’s new in Azure AD – Domain Services Force trust creation with AAD-DS/ADDS […]
Paul Williams talked in his blog about using another attribute from on-premises Ad’s to act as the ImmutableID for Azure Active Directory (http://blog.msresource.net/2014/03/10/windows-azure-active-directory-connector-part-3-immutable-id/)
While making a very detailed blog entry on why and which attribute to choose, there wasn’t a guide on how to make this work in AADSync.
[update 21-Aug-2017: The latest version of Azure AD Connect have the functionality built-in to select the ImmutableID. There is no need to hack the rules manually anymore.. read more about it at: https://blog.azureinfra.com/2017/08/21/immutableid-ms-ds-consistencyguid-adconnect-final-part/]
So a recent project got me thinking about this. In this particular scenario there is already a forest (1 domain) using DirSync to replicate their users to AAD, and the requirement is to prepare for an AD migration, while also adding other users to the same AAD tenant. As usual, user objects might be duplicate between the two forests and we want to use the mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid attribute to be the immutableID.