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Exam AZ-103 topic 5 question 3 discussion

Actual exam question from Microsoft's AZ-103
Question #: 3
Topic #: 5
[All AZ-103 Questions]

You have an Active Directory forest named contoso.com.
You install and configure Azure AD Connect to use password hash synchronization as the single sign-on (SSO) method. Staging mode is enabled.
You review the synchronization results and discover that the Synchronization Service Manager does not display any sync jobs.
You need to ensure that the synchronization completes successfully.
What should you do?

  • A. Run Azure AD Connect and set the SSO method to Pass-through Authentication.
  • B. From Synchronization Service Manager, run a full import.
  • C. From Azure PowerShell, run Start-AdSyncSyncCycle ""PolicyType Initial.
  • D. Run Azure AD Connect and disable staging mode.
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Suggested Answer: D ūüó≥ÔłŹ
Staging mode must be disabled. If the Azure AD Connect server is in staging mode, password hash synchronization is temporarily disabled.
References:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnectsync-troubleshoot-password-hash-synchronization#no-passwords- are-synchronized-troubleshoot-by-using-the-troubleshooting-task

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CristianN
Highly Voted 3 years, 7 months ago
"During installation, you can select the server to be in staging mode. This action makes the server active for import and synchronization, but it does not run any exports. A server in staging mode is not running password sync or password writeback, even if you selected these features during installation. When you disable staging mode, the server starts exporting, enables password sync, and enables password writeback." https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sync-staging-server
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Thi
Most Recent 3 years, 1 month ago
D. Run Azure AD Connect and disable staging mode.
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root4rise
3 years, 2 months ago
D is correct "Suppose you have an Azure AD Connect with Password Hash Synchronization feature enabled. When you enable staging mode, the server stops synchronizing password changes from on-premises AD. When you disable staging mode, the server resumes synchronizing password changes from where it last left off. If the server is left in staging mode for an extended period of time, it can take a while for the server to synchronize all password changes that had occurred during the time period." https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sync-staging-server
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holyyyyyyyy
2 years, 4 months ago
correct link for document and explanation!
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jjkidd72
3 years, 3 months ago
Disable Staging mode, D is correct! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/how-to-connect-sync-staging-server
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JK2
3 years, 5 months ago
The given answer D is the correct answer.
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marek76
4 years ago
The question (and answers) is not precise, because if staging mode is enabled, then it suppresses the exports from running but still run import and synchronization.
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arcanjo
3 years, 7 months ago
Hi marek76, at the link shows into the anwser, you can see this: "If the Azure AD Connect server is in staging mode, password hash synchronization is temporarily disabled, and the following error is returned:"
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