Turn off directory synchronization for Office 365

You can use PowerShell to turn off directory synchronization.

Turn off directory synchronization

It is not recommended that you turn off directory synchronization as a troubleshooting step. If you need assistance with troubleshooting directory synchronization, see the Fixing problems with directory synchronization for Office 365 article.

If you need to contact support, see the phone numbers and online request forms specific to your location.

To turn off Directory synchronization:

  1. First, install the required software and connect to your Office 365 subscription. For instructions for both, see connect to Office 365 PowerShell.

  2. Use Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled to disable directory synchronization:

    Set-MsolDirSyncEnabled -EnableDirSync $false

See Also

Set up directory synchronization in Office 365

Prepare to provision users through directory synchronization to Office 365

Identify directory synchronization errors in Office 365

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