Update to the AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test Tool

Update to the AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test Tool

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A few months ago, I debuted a new tool for AAD Connect deployment (read about it here: AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test or download it here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-Connect-Network-150c20a3) which allows you to test a number of conditions to make sure your server and environment are suitable for deploying AAD Connect.

This week, I needed to help a customer go through the steps of switching from AD FS to Seamless Sign On, and realized I didn’t have any network testing framework in place for that.

I’ve added a few URL checks to the tool.  It attempts to query resources at a few endpoints:


Fun fact: the value that AAD Connect tests is actually {0}.register.msappproxy.net, which works fine with the legacy NSLookup command, but the PowerShell Resolve-DnsName balks.  Fortunately, 0.register.msappproxy.net also resolves to the same address.

At any rate, you can go get the updated version at https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-Connect-Network-150c20a3.  I didn’t add any new params to it, so Seamless SSO checks will be performed with the other online connectivity checks.

Published by Aaron Guilmette

Helping companies conquer inferior technology since 1997. I spend my time developing and implementing technology solutions so people can spend less time with technology. Specialties: Active Directory and Exchange consulting and deployment, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Office 365, datacenter migration/consolidation, cheese. View all posts by Aaron Guilmette

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