Microsoft DirSync on Windows 2008

After setting up the office365 domain and configured almost everything I tried to setup dirsync in order to synchronize my local Active Directory with the one on Windows Azure.

Microsoft stated that I did not have to install it on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 computer as the article with the minimum system requirements says so I fired up a brand new Windows 2008 Standard server for which I have the necessary license.

After installing the updates to the .NET 3.5 and .NET 4 I installed dirsync and set it up.

Everything seemed to be working fine, all the users could login to office365 portal with their credentials and they could  set up outlook without a problem.

When the users started changing their passwords the changes were not reflected back to Windows Azure!

I changed some attributes for a test user account (Name, Department) and the changes were reflacted to Windows Azure.

After many full sync and imports and pulling my hair out for a bit, I enabled logging using the Enable-PasswordSyncLog and got the following message on the log file:
A procedure imported by '' could not be loaded.

I decided to give Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 a try and everything is working fine now.

I should also mention that the english version of the minimum requirements article was different from the greek one, and there was stated that Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is required.

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