In this Azure PowerShell article, we will discuss what is Start-ADSyncSyncCycle, how to use Start-ADSyncSyncCycle, the Syntax of Start-ADSyncSyncCycle, etc.



It is an excellent ad sync PowerShell command that can help you to force Sync Azure AD Connect or to run a sync cycle manually.

Syntax of Start-ADSyncSyncCycle

Below is the syntax for how you can use the Start-ADSyncSyncCycle Azure PowerShell cmdlet.

For a delta sync cycle (start-adsyncsynccycle delta), you can use the below syntax

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

For a full sync cycle (start-adsyncsynccycle full), you can use the below syntax

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial

How to use Start-ADSyncSyncCycle

If you wish to run the Start-ADSyncSyncCycle Azure PowerShell cmdlet before you start, the first thing you need to ensure is that you have logged into the Azure AD Connect server.

Now, run the below Azure PowerShell cmdlet.

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

Once you run the above cmdlet, there is a chance you will get the below error. If you do, then you can click on the same link to fix the issue.

The term ‘Start-ADSyncSyncCycle’ is not recognized error

Once, you have fixed the above issue, you can rerun the above Azure PowerShell cmdlet, and on the successful execution, you will get the output as “Success”.


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Wrapping Up

In this Azure PowerShell article, we discussed the force ad sync command in Azure PowerShell, i.e., Start-ADSyncSyncCycle, its syntax, usage, etc. I hope this information will help you. Thanks for reading this article !!!