Update 1The article is currently being revised and in the next two weeks some improvements will be integrated.
In the past I had a lot of talks about Azure File Sync, a lightwight solutions to sync servers from different locations and branches via Azure Files. One often questions was, it is possible to use Azure Files directly with the integrated Active Directory authentication – The great answer since a few days is Yes, this is possible.
Now you can use Azure Files with On-Prem Active Directory authentication as a fully replacement for Fileservers. No need for Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD ADDS) or different settings on Azure Files. This gives great new ways to using Azure Files for Fileshares and to use Azure Files directly for WVD and coming closer to a cloud native solution or to a fully replacement for On-Prem Fileserver.
In this article I will explain how to configure AD authentication for Azure Files and list information about region availability some basic steps and more. Please feel free to use the comment section or Twitter to get in touch with me and gives me feedback about the article and the solution.Continue reading Configure Active Directory Auth for Azure files to use for Azure Fileshares and WVD