Force a sync from Azure AD Connect to Office 365

AAD sync runs every 30 minutes, we are several situations where you cant wait 30 minutes for a change to sync across, you still want to force a sync. To do so, on the server which has AAD Connect installed and type the following to import the AAD Connect PowerShell module:

Import-Module ADSync

You check the current settings of the sync scheduler

Get-ADSyncScheduler

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To force a delta sync, you the following PowerShell command:

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

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If you want to force an initial (full) sync, use this command:

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial
 

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