Install Azure AD Connect Provisioning with Windows Server Core (Non-GUI)

In my last blog post I wrote about the new way to sync your onPremise identity to Azure AD – New way to sync identities in Azure – Azure AD Connect Connect Provisioning. In This post I describe how I install the agent on a Windows Server 2019 Core and the configuration in my development environment.

Prerequisites

List of prerequisites

Install prerequisites

$ServerCore= get-WindowsCapability -Online -Name *ServerCore*
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name $ServerCore.Name

$InternetExplorer= get-WindowsCapability -Online -Name *InternetExplorer*
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name $InternetExplorer.Name

Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath drive_letter:\folder_where_ISO_is_saved\ISO_filename.iso
$package_path = D:\Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~.cab
Add-WindowsPackage -Online -PackagePath $package_path

Install Azure AD Connect Provisioning Agent

Download the agent

Azure AD Portal Azure AD Connect
Download Azure AD Connect Provisioning Agent

After the download ist complete you can copy the agent on your Windows Server

Installation process

After dowloading and copy the agent to the server, we can start to install. Open a powershell and run the agent wizard

powershell.exe
.\AADConnectProvisioningAgentSetup.exe
Authentification Azure AD Connect Provisioning
Connect AD forest Azure AD Connect Provisioning
Configuration confirm Azure AD Connect Provisioning
configuration in process Azure AD Connect Provisioning
configuration complete Azure AD Connect Provisioning

Configure Azure AD Connect Provisioning settings

Configuration Azure AD Connect Provisioning
start configuration
Configuration Azure AD Connect Provisioning
configuration section (Azure AD –> Azure AD Connect –> Manage provisioning)
Status Agent Azure AD Connect Provisioning
go to view under Agents
Status Agent Azure AD Connect Provisioning
Status is activate

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