FAQ 000152 – In-place upgrade from Dirsync to AD connect fails
This article applies to:
Azure AD Connect
You have a machine that is configured to perform directory synchronization with Office 365 via Director Synchronization Tool (DirSync) .
When you attempt an in-place upgrade to Azure Active Directory Connect tool (AD Connect), you receive the following error:
DirSync is configured with options that cannot be automatically upgraded to Azure AD Connect.
This problem typically occurs if the user account used to perform the upgrade is not a member of the local group FIM Sync Admins
Add your user account to the local FIM Sync Admins group. Log off and back on and re-run the Azure AD connect wizard.
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