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Installing Windows Azure Active Directory Sync
The 64-bit version of directory synchronization, now also known as Windows Azure
Active Directory Sync, has the same core functionality as the 32-bit version but with
added enhancements such as password sync. However, the database schemas for the
two versions are different. Therefore, it is not possible for you to do an in-place upgrade
from the 32-bit version to the 64-bit version. You will be required to re-install the 64-bit
version of directory synchronization.
You can download the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool from the Microsoft
Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?LinkID=278924 or from the Office
365 admin center.
Next, you need to know the system requirements for directory synchronization. The
following are core system requirements for directory synchronization:
● 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard or Enterprise, or Windows
Server 2008 Datacenter or Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. 64-bit edition of
Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter.
● Joined to a domain.
● Not a domain controller.
● Either a Windows Internal Database (WID) or a computer running SQL Server.
● The server on which you intend to install directory synchronization will need the .NET
Framework 3.5.1 and the Microsoft Online Services Sign-on Assistant.
These are the core requirements for directory synchronization. For more information, see