Azure AD Connect 1.1.343.0 released with support for Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016

Microsoft just released the 1.1.343.0 version of the Azure AD Connect product, which is used for integration between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services or LDAP V3 solutions and Azure Active Directory.
Azure AD Connect provides identity synchronization for Microsoft Cloud Services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

The new version of Azure AD Connect contains a several fixes and improvements, including support for Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Fixed issues:

  • Sometimes, installing Azure AD Connect fails because it is unable to create a local service account whose password meets the level of complexity specified by the organization’s password policy.
  • Fixed an issue where join rules are not re-evaluated when an object in the connector space simultaneously becomes out-of-scope for one join rule and become in-scope for another. This can happen if you have two or more join rules whose join conditions are mutually exclusive.
  • Fixed an issue where inbound synchronization rules (from Azure AD) which do not contain join rules are not processed if they have lower precedence values than those containing join rules.


  • Added support for installing Azure AD Connect on Windows Server 2016 standard or better.
  • Added support for using SQL Server 2016 as the remote database for Azure AD Connect.
  • Added support for managing AD FS 2016 using Azure AD Connect.

Get the most recent version of Azure AD Connect here:


Information on Windows Server 2016:

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