Implementing AAD Connect rules : will replace the OU filter ? for the objects tha are already synced

Copper Contributor

hello ,


we work on a project that we decided to implement the sync rules instead of sync based on the OU.


my question is , if we have already sync some users , and when we implement the sync filter based rules , these object will still in the azure ad ? or just it will add the objects that are relative to the sync rules ?



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If your new rule(s) capture the Active Directory objects currently captured within the filtered organisational units, then nothing will de-provisioned from Azure AD.


If your new rule(s) filter out any Active Directory objects currently in Azure AD, then they will be soft-deleted (for user objects) or hard-deleted (group and computer objects.)