Step 3. Creating a Windows service
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Azure AD to Workspace 365 synctool is not running automatically. Therefore you need create a service that runs the synctool.
To create the Windows Service, open PowerShell and from there, open the file destination where the synctool is located. When you have the right file path, give the following command:
.\NDAW.AzureActiveDirectorySync.Runner.exe install -servicename "Workspace 365 AD Synctool Customer A" -displayname "Workspace 365 AD Synctool Customer A"
A list of ways to deploy/install the service will be shown. You can easily deploy the service to your desired configuration. For quick deploy use:
You will see the list with the following options:
[INFO ] 2018-10-19 15:44:10 Program - AAD to W365 sync tool version is 220.127.116.11 Configuration Result: [Success] Name AzureActiveDirectorySyncToWorkspaceSyncService [Success] DisplayName Azure Active Directory sync to Workspace 365 [Success] Description Azure Active Directory sync to Workspace 365 [Success] ServiceName AzureActiveDirectorySyncToWorkspaceSyncService Topshelf v18.104.22.168, .NET Framework v4.0.30319.42000 Topshelf is a library that simplifies the creation of Windows services using .NET. Command-Line Reference service.exe [verb] [-option:value] [-switch] run Runs the service from the command line (default) help, --help Displays help install Installs the service --autostart The service should start automatically (default) --disabled The service should be set to disabled --manual The service should be started manually --delayed The service should start automatically (delayed) -instance An instance name if registering the service multiple times -username The username to run the service -password The password for the specified username --localsystem Run the service with the local system account --localservice Run the service with the local service account --networkservice Run the service with the network service permission --interactive The service will prompt the user at installation for the service credentials start Start the service after it has been installed --sudo Prompts for UAC if running on Vista/W7/2008 -servicename The name that the service should use when installing -description The service description the service should use when installing -displayname The display name the the service should use when installing start Starts the service if it is not already running stop Stops the service if it is running uninstall Uninstalls the service -instance An instance name if registering the service multiple times --sudo Prompts for UAC if running on Vista/W7/2008 Examples: service install Installs the service into the service control manager service install -username:joe -password:bob --autostart Installs the service using the specified username/password and configures the service to start automatically at machine startup service uninstall Uninstalls the service service install -instance:001 Installs the service, appending the instance name to the service name so that the service can be installed multiple times. You may need to tweak the log4net.config to make this play nicely with the log files.