If you try to edit the properties of a synchronized user in Office 365, you may experience the following error message:
“This user is synchronized with your local Active Directory. Some details can be edited only through your local Active Directory.”
The error message may look similar to this, depending on what property you’re changing:
Since Active Directory is authoritative for most attributes on synchronized users, you need to modify the attributes in your on-premises Active Directory.
Some AD attributes are modified using Active Directory Users & Computers; others are managed using the on-premises Exchange Admin Center.
That is – unless…
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