How to set up or export multiple synctool configurations

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Introduction

If you have multiple customers, it is possible to set up multiple synctools. In this section, we show you how. We will also advise you on when you would like to move the synctool to a different location.

 

Create multiple synctools

Follow the next steps to create multiple synctools:

    1. Create a new folder for the environment, for example "Workspace 365 AD sync - Customer B".
    2. Copy the documents from the synctool folder and paste it in the new folder. Take in mind to set up the configuration like you would for your first customer, as described in step 3 "Azure AD synctool Configuration UI". 
    3. Follow the installation guide starting from this link.
    4. Open "NDAW.AzureActiveDirectorySync.ConfigurationTool.exe" and fill in the settings of your new environment.
    5. Install the new Windows Service for the new synctool.
    6. Run PowerShell from the new synctool folder and enter:
      .\NDAW.AzureActiveDirectorySync.Runner.exe install -servicename "Workspace 365 AD Synctool Customer B" -displayname "Workspace 365 AD Synctool Customer B"

Fill in a new service- and display name for each customer.

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Moving the synctool

Moving the synctool for one of your customers to a different location (e.g. a new server), is possible. You can set up the synctool from scratch (follow the setup instructions) and delete the old synctool's configuration. However, this is not recommended.

The easiest way to move the synctool to a new location, is to:

  1. Copy and paste the entire synctool folder, including all its files and the executable, to the new location. Make sure you copy the correct synctool folder for your customer.
  2. When doing so, you automatically include the synctool's cache. If applicable, you can immediately turn on group-/domain filtering.
  3. You will of course have to install a new Windows service. When done, you may start the sync and your users will be synced accordingly.

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