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“Enterprise Directory” missing from “Active Directory” via Azure Portal RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was reading Alex Simons (Microsoft) Blog about the "New Active Directory Features in the Windows Azure Portal". Features listed below and blog was posted March 4th 2013:

    • Manage users and their access rights in the Windows Azure Portal.
    • Try out a preview of our new phone based two factor authentication for users who are Global Administrators in Windows Azure AD.
    • Manage the synchronization and federation between your Windows Azure Active Directory and your Windows Server Active Directory from within the Windows Azure Portal.

    My problem is, when I access my portal and navigate to “Active Directory”, I appear to be missing the required header “Enterprise Directory” and can't go any further.

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Could it simply be just not available in my location (Ireland) or do I need to activate something in my account somewhere?

    Thanks,

    Mark

    This I what I expect to seeThis is what I actually see




    Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:08 PM

Answers

  • Opened a support ticket with MS on this. Appears the only way to have this functionality is if your Azure Subscription or Enterprise Enrolment was initially set-up using an organisational account (Azure AD), rather than a Windows Account.

    The end result of my support call was that it currently isn't possible to move/attach an Azure Management Portal currently using a Windows Account to using Azure AD accounts :( 

    You can prove this does work by creating a new Azure AD Tenant (see bottom of this page for sign-up http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/features/identity/) then once logged in to http://activedirectory.windowsazure.com (don't worry about changing any of the settings or creating new accounts in this portal) navigate to Azure Portal and sign-up for a demo Azure account. You'll have a new Azure Subscription with the Enterprise Directory feature available and you can manage the AD accounts from within the Azure Management Portal, rather than the Azure AD Portal.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:19 AM

All replies

  • I think it may be related to your region at the moment. Or at the very least you shouldn't have to activate anything. You might be better off submitting a request to support directly, but since this is still in preview they may just tell you its not available yet in your region.


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    Friday, March 8, 2013 4:11 AM
  • Thanks for the response Steve.
    Friday, March 8, 2013 3:59 PM
  • I think it's because you are not registered with an organisational account. Apparently you only get the AD functionality if you are (mentioned in passing in the blog post you reference).
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:14 PM
  • Opened a support ticket with MS on this. Appears the only way to have this functionality is if your Azure Subscription or Enterprise Enrolment was initially set-up using an organisational account (Azure AD), rather than a Windows Account.

    The end result of my support call was that it currently isn't possible to move/attach an Azure Management Portal currently using a Windows Account to using Azure AD accounts :( 

    You can prove this does work by creating a new Azure AD Tenant (see bottom of this page for sign-up http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/features/identity/) then once logged in to http://activedirectory.windowsazure.com (don't worry about changing any of the settings or creating new accounts in this portal) navigate to Azure Portal and sign-up for a demo Azure account. You'll have a new Azure Subscription with the Enterprise Directory feature available and you can manage the AD accounts from within the Azure Management Portal, rather than the Azure AD Portal.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:19 AM