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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 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/5.0/5.1 and 6.0.
  2. ADSync latest version is 6.0.
  3. Latest MachPanel build v7.2.35 supports latest ADSync v6.0.
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 v6.0 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. Description
  2. Display Name
  3. First Name
  4. Last Name
  5. Email
  6. Initials
  7. Middle Name
  8. UserPrincipalName(UPN)
  9. Direct Manager
  10. Home Phone
  11. Mobile Phone
  12. Business Phone
  13. Pager
  14. Home Page
  15. Fax
  16. Address
  17. City
  18. Country
  19. State
  20. Zip Code
  21. Company
  22. Job Title
  23. Department
  24. Office Location
  25. Password
  26. Notes
  27. Proxy Addresses [
    • SIP Address
    • EUM Address
    • SMTP Address ]
  28. AD User Enabled
  29. Thumbnail Image
  30. Logon Hours
  31. Use email to generate UPN   {'Use Email to Generate UPN' is not attribute rather a configuration setting to to set user's UPN on hosted side using 'Email' attribute at the time of creation.}

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

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

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: 6 Months Ago
Last Modified By: mudesira.munir
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