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AAD Connect Deletion Threshold


Amend AAD Connect Deletion Threshold is an option most sysadmins will require to amend at some point in time. Day to day activities don’t usually require this to be amended as most OUs are static and only the odd change happens via the AAD Connect delta syncs. However, when carrying out projects or major company divestment or legacy data removal of large amount of records AAD Connect has a built in feature to prevent mass deletion of the companies AAD objects. If you have carried or planning on carrying out a large amount of object amendment you will typically see the alert in AAD Connect Synchronization Service Console saying Stopped-Deletion-Threshold-Exceeded as per the below image.

Deletion Threshold

How to complete: AAD Connect Deletion Threshold Amendment

If you have any requirements where this is required the great news is Sync Export Threshold limit in AAD can be amended. There are two ways to do this. The first is through Microsoft’s default process. If you require to see the default and current schedule this can be see by the below.

  • Firstly PowerShell (As Administrator) and run the below command before finally examining the image for more details
Open PowerShell as Administrator
DeletionThreshold Amendment
Enable-ADSyncExportDeletionThreshold -DeletionThreshold 500
DeletionThreshold Amendment

Additional Details: AAD Connect

If you want to find more details please visit the attached tech net article from Microsoft for more details.

Also, if you want to find more details out on how AAD Connect please check out my other blog posts. Furthermore being from a consultant in this area. Shortly, I am hoping to have numerous blog posts on the AAD Connect subject and Transformation rules.

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