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Local AD account synced to Azure AD - no local server alive anymore

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Hi,

I have a problem.. Created a local account on my former AD server and it got synced to Azure AD. The local server doesn't exist anymore so i have only Azure AD today. Is it possible to convert this account to a 100% Azure AD? 

All guides i have found so far must I have access to the server and uninstall sync application etc. If I haven't had mail with that account, it could just delete and recreate it, but when I delete i'll lose all mail and so.

What can I do?

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best response confirmed by dvjstefan (Copper Contributor)
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@dvjstefan 

 

Hi, Stefan.

 

If you have completely removed Active Directory, and therefore also Azure AD Connect, you should ensure that you have also disabled directory synchronisation as outlined below:

 

 

When you disabling synchronisation, there will be two important impacts for any existing users and groups that originated from Active Directory:

 

  • User objects will convert from synchronised to Azure-native (which addresses your question);
  • Group objects will convert from synchronised to Azure-native.

 

Cheers,

Lain

@dvjstefan 

 

Yes, you need to disable any sync including AD and AD connect before the AAd accpunt become native

Thank you, it worked perfect! You saved my life :)

//Stefan
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best response confirmed by dvjstefan (Copper Contributor)
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@dvjstefan 

 

Hi, Stefan.

 

If you have completely removed Active Directory, and therefore also Azure AD Connect, you should ensure that you have also disabled directory synchronisation as outlined below:

 

 

When you disabling synchronisation, there will be two important impacts for any existing users and groups that originated from Active Directory:

 

  • User objects will convert from synchronised to Azure-native (which addresses your question);
  • Group objects will convert from synchronised to Azure-native.

 

Cheers,

Lain

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