Does UserActivation work with Microsoft DirSync or AFDS 2.0?
As a part of UserActivation, you have the option to discover users, distribution lists, and shared contacts off of Exchange 2007+, and UserActivation will create them in Office 365 automatically. If you are using Microsoft DirSync to simply create users in Office 365. we recommend that you use UserActivation to perform this action.
However, if you still want to use Microsoft DirSync, note the following:
If you are using the Microsoft DirSync and users have On-Premises Exchange mailboxes, the Microsoft DirSync will prevent UserActivation from migrating to the Destination mailboxes in Office 365, as it expects you to initiate a migration using Microsoft's own migration solution (MRS).
Therefore, to use UserActivation, you should disable the Microsoft DirSync before you start your UserActivation project so that UserActivation can migrate to the Destination mailboxes in Office 365.
Once the migration is complete, you can enable Microsoft DirSync again. The Microsoft DirSync will perform a soft match between your On-Premises Active Directory and objects in Office 365.
If you want to configure ADFS 2.0, we recommend that you do so after you have completed your UserActivation Project.
- Create accounts at the Destination using UserActivation.
- Migrate mailbox data using UserActivation.
- Deploy the Microsoft DirSync to match up objects and perform an ongoing sync.
- Install and activate ADFS.