Device writeback feature allows to writeback Azure AD Joined Devices to On-Prem and allows end users to use enterprise credentials to login as well organizations to control policies on those devices.


  • Enterprise Admin rights on on-prem active directory.
  • Global Administrator rights in office 365.
  • Should have one or two device joined to Azure AD so that you can verify those are working.
  • Decide before hand if you need ‘Hybrid Azure AD Join’ & ‘Device writeback’.
    • in this article we are doing device writeback.

Here are the steps to enable Device writeback :-

  • Launch Azure AD Connect.
  • Click on ‘Device Writeback’.


  • Click next, You will be asked for two options. We will be doing ‘device writeback’ in this article.2.PNG
  • Provide your Global Admin credentials.3.PNG
  • As soon as you click ‘Configure Device writeback’ new options will appear in navigation tree.4
  • Provide your ‘Enterprise Admin Credential’, This will prepare your Active Directory to host new objects and create a new OU name ‘RegisteredDevice‘ will be created.5.PNG
  • This prompt will show, what will be configured. 6.PNG
  • It may take ~5 minutes to complete and you will be promoted with this screen at completion.7.PNG

Verification : 

  • I had these devices in Azure AD,10.PNG
  • Azure started sync and we can object status in Azure AD Connect.9.PNG
  • You will see a organization unit and it will have Objects synced from Azure AD.8.PNG
  • It will now created objects in the OU, Also please monitor synchronization service. because that might throw error if service account doesn’t have sufficient permission to create objects in OU.

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