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HOW TO: ADSync – Installation Guide

Mudesira Munir


This article provides you information regarding the Installation of ADSync.

Applies To
  1. Applies to ADSync V 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3 and 5.0.
  2. ADSync latest version is 5.0.
  3. Latest MachPanel build v6.4.50 supports latest ADSync v5.0.
Reboot Required
Yes:  You must Reboot ALL Domain Controllers (Primary and Additional) where ADSync tool is installed at least once.
ADSync is a utility consisting of multiple components used to synchronize local active directory objects with Hosted/Cloud Active Directory objects. ADSync utility v4.3 will sync Multiple OU's in a client\local AD with Hosted OU.

Types of object(s) which are currently synchronized.
  • User Accounts
  • Groups

The data fields which are being synchronized through this utility for User Accounts are:

  1. Address
  2. BusinessPhone
  3. City
  4. Company
  5. Country
  6. Department
  7. Description
  8. DirectManager
  9. DisplayName
  10. Fax
  11. Email
  12. FirstName
  13. HomePhone
  14. Initials
  15. JobTitle
  16. LastName
  17. MobilePhone
  18. Notes
  19. OfficeLocation
  20. Pager
  21. proxyAddresses ‘[EUM addresses Only]’
  22. sAMAccountName
  23. State
  24. UserPrincipalName
  25. wWWHomePage
  26. ZipCode

The data fields which are being synchronized through this utility for Groups are:

  1. Name
  2. Display Name
  3. Type
  4. Members

There are two different installations:
  1. Primary Domain Controller
  2. Additional Domain Controller.

This installer contains both the utilities and asks you for installation type during setup.

Note: You must install ADSync tool on your Primary Domain Controller and on all of the Additional Domain Controllers. 1st install ADSync and configure it on Primary Domain Controller and follow instructions below for Additional Domain Controller(s)

Installation of Active Directory Sync Utility

  • Install .Net Framework 3.5 features as shown below:


  • This utility requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 to work, it is installed if not already present on the server. Please click Install button to start download and installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 on this machine.

  • After pre-requisite verification and installation, installer will start setup for AD Sync utility. Click Next to start the setup.

  • Select Installation Type

  • Select installation folder.

  • Review Settings. Click Next to Install.

  • After installation finish a screen will appears and ADSync Configuration Studio will open; if installation is for Primary Domain Controller.



ADSync is a separate module and costs may apply. Kindly contact sales for further information.

List of anti virus exclusions for ADSync


  1. C:\Program Files\ADSync\ADSyncSvc.exe
  2. C:\Program Files\ADSync\ADSync.ConfigStudio.exe
  3. C:\Program Files\ADSync\SyncConfigurations.xml


C:\Program Files\ADSync\logs  OR as per log folder configuration in ADSync Configuration studio.

Type: HOW TO
Level: Intermediate
Last Modified: Last Year
Last Modified By: Khurram.hameed
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