Azure Active Directory Sync does not sync distribution groups in on-prem AD?

Hi - 

I have Azure Active Directory Sync setup with my AD.  All user accounts and security groups gets synced to my O365 account but I am having trouble it to sync my distribution groups.  

Is such the feature supported on O365?

Thank you!


Hi Bufuro,


Yes, you can use Azure AD Connect to sync a local Distribution Group. Please perform the following steps:

1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers. On the top menu click on view and select Advanced Features.

2. Find the Distribution List that is not syncing to your Office 365 tenant > right click the Distribution List > select Properties > click on the attribute editor tab.

3. There are a couple attributes that must be filled out in order for it to Synchronize to Office 365.

Attributes: mail, displayName – if they do not have any data, fill it in. Once completed click ok.

4. Open Azure AD Connect, select Customize synchronization options to sync the Organization Unit again.




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Last updated September 23, 2020 Views 22,878 Applies to: