Enable synchronization of PreferredDataLocation

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I've read up on how to enable this synchronization. But I haven't seen what attribute is recommended in the onprem AD to sync with PreferredDataLocation in Azure AD.

 

Anyone that has done this have a recommendataion?

 

thanks

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Chosing the attribute is up to you, as there is no "matching" on-premises attribute. The example in the article uses the "c" attribute, which is the the country/region representation based on ISO-3166 (https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#search). You can create a rule based on this attribute, or choose any other single-valued string attribute, for example one of the custom/extension attributes.

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Thanks, I think I'm going to use extensionAttribute1 I think it was created from exchange.

 

I don't see any object with a value in it.

 

jb

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Well extensionattribute1 is already syncing and that exist in Azure AD....

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The extension attributes all sync to the corresponding attributes in AAD. This attribute doesn't actually do anything yet.

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You can use any attribute from AD which is unused for any other application. I suggest msExchExtensionAttribute16 or 15 attribute from on-prem AD to be synced with Azure AD attribute preferreddatalocation.

 

Again after confirming with your AD team the attribute is unused by any other application.