Manually Start a Sync with Active Directory

You may want to initiate a manual sync for Directory Agent with your domain Active Directory to update when there are many changes between scheduled syncs.

To complete this procedure, you must have already defined synchronization settings for your domain. For more information, see Sync Users with your Domain Active Directory.

How you access the Active Directory Sync configuration depends which type of connector you are using. Complete one of the following procedures to access the Active Directory configuration dialog.

To manually start an Active Directory sync using the cloud-based connector

  • In the Enterprise Admin Console Enrollment module, on the Directory Sync page, in the Current Settings section, click Run Now as shown in the following illustration.

The Directory Synchronization is in-progress message is displayed at the top of the page.

To manually start a sync using the Directory Agent

To configure Active Directory when the Directory Agent is installed, you run the Directory Agent installed on the server where the Directory Agent service is running. You are prompted to log on to using your Enterprise Admin log on credentials, and then you can configure the settings for your company.

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs, and then in the Directory Agent folder, click Directory Agent. The Enterprise Admin Console log on screen is displayed.

    Note: You may have to right-click the program shortcut, and then click Run As Administrator.

  2. Log on to using your Enterprise Admin credentials. The Directory Agent page is displayed.

    Note: To log on to the Directory Agent, a custom admin must have privileges enabled for Enrollment - Directory Sync.

  3. Click Run Now as shown in the following illustration.