20 Nov

64-bit Directory Synchronization Tool for Office 365 Released

The 64-bit version of the directory synchronization tool is now available. The 64-bit version now uses Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 as the underlying synchronization engine. FIM is installed silently when you run Setup.

To download the 64-bit version of the directory synchronization tool from the Office 365 portal:

  1. In the header, click Admin.
  2. On the Admin page, in the left pane, click Users.
  3. At the top of the Users page, click the link next to Active Directory synchronization.
  4. Under step 4, select Windows 64-bit version, and then click Download.

To run the 64-bit version of the directory synchronization tool, you must have the following software installed:

  • The 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise operating systems.

The 64-bit version of the directory synchronization tool shares exact functional parity with the existing 32-bit software. Therefore, refer to the existing directory synchronization documentation for all other deployment and configuration information.

There are specific steps that you must follow when upgrading from the 32-bit version, which can be found here.

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