Office 365 - Can´t select language for synced user

hello o365 community!

if i want to change the language from my synced ad account, the language settings are missing (screenshot).

if i do this for my onmicrosoft (not synced user.onmicrosoft) account i can configure this (screenshot).

how can i change the language as a normal synced user?

thank you in advance!


hi laphi,

it is an expected behavior. for a synchronized user, the language settings must be managed from the on-premises ad. you can use either adsi edit or on-premises powershell, and the attribute you need to modify is preferredlanguage.

after changing the attribute, please run start-adsyncsynccycle -policytype delta to force a synchronization and check if the language is changed on the office 365 portal.


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Last updated October 26, 2020 Views 9,041 Applies to: