jpickerell429 jpickerell4​29

Niner since 2013


  • What is Windows Azure Active Directory?

    I thought I would post the solution to my problem of not being able to access my O365 WAAD through in case anyone else has run into this. In my case Technical support was unable to assist as I do not have a support subscription to WindowsAzure and Billing support (which Technical support said I should contact as they could link the accounts and correct the issue) said they could do nothing.

    I think the problem stems from the fact that we were a Live@edu client which upgraded to O365. I have an organizational account and also a Live ID now. Even though I signed in to choosing the organizational login option, it appears that any accounts logging in this way that were created pre-O365 upgrade are appearing to as Live IDs. I verified this with multiple O365 accounts that were created in Live@edu. Of course, a Live ID does not have rights to my O365/WAAD environment and so I am not given the opportunity to see my WAAD.

    The solution is to log into with an Office 365/Organizational account that did not exist in Live@edu (such as the account that is automatically created). Logging in with this account properly (automatically) shows my Office365 WAAD. I then add my desired Live ID to my O365 WAAD and give it admin rights. WAAD lets you add Live IDs to your directory. I then have two accounts, an Organizational and a Live ID, listed in my WAAD directory.

    I can then log out as and log back in with my own personal Organizational Account (which is seen as a Live ID for whatever reason) and will then see my trial WAAD (created with the account sign-up process) AND my O365 WAAD!. After the trial ends, I receive a warning that I have no active subscription (the trial WAAD tenant is not visable which is fine) but I continue to see and be able to manage my O365 WAAD.

    Jared Pickerell

  • What is Windows Azure Active Directory?


    The channel9 video you linked to above looks as though it should answer NRGfx's question above about managing a current Office 365 Azure AD through but it in fact does not.

    That video states to use your organizational account to log in (which I did) and then to sign up for a trial subscription (which I did). The problem is that this trial subscription created a new domain which is not the same as our Office 365 domain. Office 365 accounts are not visible and there is no sign of our Office 365 domains with no way to link them as far as I can find.

    If you try to add a "Vanity" domain name to your trial Azure subscription domain that is the same as what you have in Office 365, it will not verify. (I created the requested TXT dns record and over 24 hours later it still will not verify)

    The same as NRGFx, I can login to (with the same Office 365 organization account that I used for and that I also use for Office 365 administration) and I do see my Office 365 domains and accounts. This site is a preview site (which appears to be going away at some point) and doesn't have full functionality of the site.

    Any Pointers on where to go from here?

    Jared Pickerell