Microsoft release Azure AD Connect 1.1.561.0

Microsoft released Azure AD Connect 1.1.561.0 version yesterday (7/24/17) which include a few major fixes and some new features, mostly around the Auto Upgrade feature and its support.


  • Azure AD Connect: Version release history
  • Fixed issue

  • Fixed an issue that caused the out-of-box synchronization rule “Out to AD – User ImmutableId” to be removed

  • Fixed an issue that causes out-of-box synchronization rules to have precedence value that is less than 100

  • Fixed an issue where the Domain and OU Filtering screen in the Azure AD Connect wizard is showing Sync all domains and OUs option as selected, even though OU-based filtering is enabled.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Configure Directory Partitions screen in the Synchronization Service Manager to return an error if the Refresh button is clicked. The error message is “An error was encountered while refreshing domains: Unable to cast object of type ‘System.Collections.ArrayList’ to type ‘Microsoft.DirectoryServices.MetadirectoryServices.UI.PropertySheetBase.MaPropertyPages.PartitionObject.” The error occurs when new AD domain has been added to an existing AD forest and you are trying to update Azure AD Connect using the Refresh button.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the out-of-box synchronization rule “Out to AD – User ImmutableId” to be removed when OU-based filtering configuration is updated. This synchronization rule is required for the msDS-ConsistencyGuid as Source Anchor feature
  • New features and improvements

  • Automatic Upgrade feature has been expanded to support customers with the following configurations:

  • You have enabled the device writeback feature.
  • You have enabled the group writeback feature.
  • The installation is not an Express settings or a DirSync upgrade.
  • You have more than 100,000 objects in the metaverse.
  • You are connecting to more than one forest. Express setup only connects to one forest.
  • You are not using a SQL Server Express LocalDB database.
  • The AD Connector account is not the default MSOL_ account anymore.
  • The server is set to be in staging mode.
  • You have enabled the user writeback feature.
  • Notes:

    The scope expansion of the Automatic Upgrade feature affects customers with Azure AD Connect build and after. If you do not want your Azure AD Connect server to be automatically upgraded, you must run following cmdlet on your Azure AD Connect server: Set-ADSyncAutoUpgrade -AutoUpgradeState disabled.


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