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Microsoft Azure AD Connect


Microsoft Azure AD Connect is a program developed by Microsoft. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 61.45 MB (64,438,272 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 80% of users of Microsoft Azure AD Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft azure active directory connect\synchronizationruletemplates
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DD19288C-0FAA-4336-A52C-E1D1F1395A64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 61.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Azure AD Connect

  • azureadconnect.exe - Microsoft® Azure® AD Connect (AzureADConnect)
  • bootstrapper.exe - Bootstrapper
  • microsoft.applicationinsights.dll
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.config.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.Config
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.framework.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.Framework
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.localizableresources.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.LocalizableResources
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.powershellconfigadapter.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.PowerShellConfigAdapter
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.provisioningwebserviceadapter.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.ProvisioningWebServiceAdapter
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.setup.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.Setup
  • microsoft.azure.activedirectory.synchronization.syncserviceprovider.dll - Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.Synchronization.SyncServiceProvider
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.dll - Windows Installer XML
  • microsoft.diagnostics.tracing.eventsource.dll - Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource
  • microsoft.identitymanagement.error.errorbridge.dll - Microsoft.IdentityManagement.Error.ErrorBridge
  • microsoft.identitymanagement.powershell.cmdlet.dll - Microsoft.IdentityManagement.PowerShell.Cmdlet
  • microsoft.identitymanagement.powershell.objectmodel.dll - Microsoft.IdentityManagement.PowerShell.ObjectModel
  • microsoft.identitymodel.clients.activedirectory.dll - Active Directory Authentication Library (Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory)
  • microsoft.identitymodel.clients.activedirectory.windowsforms.dll - Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory.WindowsForm
  • microsoft.metadirectoryservicesex.dll - Microsoft.MetadirectoryServicesEx
  • microsoft.online.coexistence.provision.dll - Microsoft.Online.Coexistence.Provision
  • microsoft.online.coexistence.security.dll - Microsoft.Online.Coexistence.Security
  • microsoft.online.deployment.framework.dll - Microsoft.Online.Deployment.Framework
  • microsoft.online.deployment.powershell.dll - Microsoft.Online.Deployment.PowerShell
  • microsoft.online.deployment.psmodule.dll - Microsoft.Online.Deployment.PSModule
  • microsoft.online.deployment.types.dll - Microsoft.Online.Deployment.Types
  • microsoft.online.dirsync.common.dll - Microsoft.Online.DirSync.Common
  • microsoft.online.dirsync.resagent.dll - Microsoft.Online.DirSync.ResAgent
  • microsoft.online.dirsync.resources.dll - Microsoft.Online.DirSync.Resources
  • microsoft.threading.tasks.dll - Microsoft.Threading.Tasks
  • microsoft.threading.tasks.extensions.dll - Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions
  • mixedmodeutils.dll - Microsoft® Azure® AD Connect (AD-IAM-HybridSync master (fae1286))
  • mmsmastate.dll
  • mmsserverrcw.dll - Microsoft Azure AD Connect (MmsServerRCW)
  • mmsuihlp.dll
  • mmsutils.dll
  • propertysheetbase.dll - PropertySheetBase
  • syncclrhost.dll
  • syncuicommon.dll - SyncUICommon
  • tracing.dll
  • uiutils.dll - Synchronization Service Manager
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) - 12.0.21005

How do I remove Microsoft Azure AD Connect?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Azure AD Connect from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Azure AD Connect from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Azure AD Connect, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Azure AD Connect.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Ireland 20.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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