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Pop Quiz: Office 365: Populating the Online Directory

Applies to the "Administer Microsoft Office 365" objective of Exam 74-324.

Q: A company's network administrator needs to ensure an on-premise computer is properly configured to use the Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool (DirSync) and populate the Office 365 Online directory.

Which of the following are requirements for the DirSync computer? (Choose three.)

  1. Must be running Windows Server 2003 R2 or later
  2. Must be a domain controller
  3. Must be able to communicate with all domain controllers
  4. Must be joined to the domain or forest that will synchronize with Online directory

Answer and explanation are below.

Answer is A, C and D: The on-premise computer that will run the DirSync tool must be running Windows Server 2003 R2 or later, it must be able to communicate with all domain controllers, and must be joined to the domain or forest that will synchronize with the Office 365 Online directory.

Quick Tip: The DirSync tool makes no changes to the on-premise directory and does not synchronize passwords.

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Bonus Question: Which PowerShell command is used to display a list of all mail-enabled users in a Microsoft Exchange Online environment? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last time: The Solution gallery is the location where Web Parts should be uploaded to and made available for all SharePoint sites within Office 365..

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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