Setup DirSync – Lesson 4.2

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Mock  Exam Sample Questions

When running DirSync for the first time, a soft-match is performed between online users and the on-premises Active Directory users. This soft-match is performed to locate all the users that are already in both the cloud solution and the on-premises Active Directory (AD). Which user values will DirSync use to perform the soft-match? Choose the best option(s) from those listed below.

A: UPN

B: SMTP address

C: First name

D: Organization name

 

Explanation: When DirSync performs a soft-match, it uses the User Principal Name (UPN) and the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) addresses of each user to find a match. If a match is not found, DirSync will create a new account for the user.

 

Correct Option(s):

  • A: UPN
  • B: SMTP address

 

Incorrect Option(s):

  • C: First name – A soft-match is not performed based on first names as there could be multiple users with the same name. This would not provide correct matches.
  • D: Organization name – A soft-match is not performed based on an organization name. An organization name does not match to any user. To find a proper match, a unique user value must be searched.

When using Directory Synchronization for your cloud solution, you can also configure Password Sync. Password Sync is a feature of the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool. This feature synchronizes user passwords from the on-premises Active Directory (AD) to Windows Azure Active Directory. This allows users to use the same login to access their cloud solution and to login on their network. Which statement is true when activating Password Sync? Choose the best option(s) from those listed below.

 

A: Users can still access the cloud if the on-premises password expires.

B: The password complexity of the cloud overrides the on-premises complexity policies.

C: The password sync feature will synchronize passwords for users with Federated Identities.

D: Users are automatically logged out when password synchronization occurs.

 

Explanation: When configuring Password Sync, certain settings or policies you currently have in your cloud can be affected such as the Password Expiration Policy. When Password Sync is configured for a user, the cloud account password is set to never expire. This means that even if the on-premises password expires, the user will still be able to log in to the cloud using the expired password.

 

Correct Option(s): A: Users can still access the cloud if the on-premises password expires.

 

Incorrect Option(s):

  • B: The password complexity of the cloud overrides the on-premises complexity policies. – When you configure Password Sync, the password complexity of the cloud does not override the on-premises complexity policies. It is the password complexity of the on-premises AD that overrides the cloud complexity policies.
  • C: The password sync feature will synchronize passwords for users with Federated Identities. – The password sync feature cannot synchronize passwords for users with Federated Identities.
  • D: Users are automatically logged out when password synchronization occurs. – If a user is logged in when the password synchronization occurs, the user will continue with their session. Once the user logs out, and then tries to log back in, they will be prompted to enter the new password.

DirSync is a Windows tool used to replicate Active Directory (AD) user objects to a cloud deployment such as Office 365.To be able to use DirSync, certain requirements must be met. What is required if your on-premises AD has 40,000 objects? Choose the best option(s) from those listed below.

A: 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

B: SQL Server 2012

C: SQL Server 2012 Express SP1

D: 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

 

Explanation: Before you decide to use DirSync, you need to make sure all the requirements are met. DirSync can run on a 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter operating system, as well as 64-bit Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter. It can also function with 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, R2 standard, R2 Enterprise, R2 Datacenter. If the on-premises AD has less than 50,000 objects, SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express can be used.

 

Correct Option(s):

  • A: 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • C: SQL Server 2012 Express SP1

 

Incorrect Option(s):

  • B: SQL Server 2012 – SQL Server 2012 is not required if the AD has less than 50,000 objects. A full instance of SQL Server is only required if AD has more than 50,000 objects.
  • D: 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Enterprise – The 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Enterprise does not support DirSync. You would need to be running a newer operating system.

 

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