It is possible to perform a once-of manual Active Directory synchronization that does not involve the setup, configuration and running of the Active Directory service. This feature is useful if you wish to have manual control over the Active Directory synchronization and do not wish to run the Active Directory service and schedule regular updates. If at any time you wish to implement a regular, scheduled Active Directory update, you can install and configure the Active Directory service to achieve this.
To perform a manual, once only Active Directory synchronization, perform the following steps.
This will cause all of the enabled Active Directory profiles to be executed and perform a full Active Directory synchronization.
The standard button will run all of the profiles and only check for updates within Active Directory that have occurred after the date that each profile was last run.
The thorough button will run all of the profiles and check the entire Active Directory data regardless of the date.
Active Directory schedules
The Active Directory service