Getting the Azure AD Connect version using API

Finally the Azure AD Connect version is available through the Azure Portal:

But I am more interested in getting this using an API, as I am checking things towards customer tenants. Looking at the API calls behind the Azure Portal, we can find that it is using some endpoints from

Step 1 – Getting the required access token

You can use the well known 1950a258-227b-4e31-a9cf-717495945fc2 app id with ROPC to get an access token as follows, only username and password required:

$secrets = @{
    username = ""
    password = "MyPassword"

# Create uri and body - AAD graph (deprecated)
$uri = "{0}/oauth2/token" -f $secrets.tenant
$body = "resource={1}&password={0}" -f [System.Net.WebUtility]::UrlEncode($secrets.password), $secrets.username

# Get access token and build header
$token = $null
try {
    $token = Invoke-RestMethod $uri -Body $body -ContentType "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
} catch {
    Write-Error "Exception when getting AAD access token" -Exception $_

if($token.access_token) {
    $Global:HeadersForAzure = @{Authorization = "Bearer $($token.access_token)"}
} else {
    Write-Error "Unable to retrieve access token for"

Step 2 – Getting the latest actual version from Github

This step is not really crucial, but you can easily fetch the latest version from the Azure AD Connect version history, in order to compare to your tenant:

# Get latest version from Github
$VersionHistory = Invoke-RestMethod ""
$_LatestVersion = $VersionHistory -split "`n" | 
    Where-Object {$_ -match "^## [0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+"} |
    ForEach-Object {$_ -replace "## "} |
    Sort-Object | 
    Select-Object -Last 1

if($_LatestVersion -notmatch "^[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+$") {
    New-PolicyResult -Policy $Policy -Status "Failed" -StatusDetail "Unable to determine latest version of Azure AD Connect"

$LatestVersion = [Version] $_LatestVersion

Step 3 – Working with the API

Now we are ready to work with the API. Remember, this is an undocumented API, and it is prone to change without notification from Microsoft:

# Get AAD Connect Health service
$PremiumCheck = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri '' -Headers $Global:HeadersForAzure

if(!$PremiumCheck.Value) {
    throw "Unable to get Azure AD Connect configuration from"

# Check Azure AD Connect status being healthy
if($PremiumCheck.value[0].health -ne "Healthy") {
    throw "Azure AD Connect service not healthy"

# Get all servers providing the Azure AD Connect service
$ServiceMembers = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "$($PremiumCheck.value[0].serviceName)/servicemembers?api-version=2014-01-01" -Headers $Global:HeadersForAzure

# Process servers, checking version, health and version
$ServiceMembers.value | ForEach-Object {
    if(([Version] $_.osVersion) -lt ([Version] "10.0.14393.0")) {
        throw "Server $($_.machineName) running too old operating system Windows build $($_.osVersion)"

    if($_.Status -ne "Healthy") {
        throw "Server $($_.machineName) is not healthy, according to Azure AD Connect Health"

    $ServiceConfiguration = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "$($PremiumCheck.value[0].serviceName)/servicemembers/$($_.serviceMemberId)/serviceconfiguration?api-version=2014-01-01" -Headers $Global:HeadersForAzure

    if(([Version] $ServiceConfiguration.version) -lt $LatestVersion) {
        throw "Server $($_.machineName) is running version $($ServiceConfiguration.version) of Azure AD Connect, which is not the latest ($LatestVersion)"

This API might be different in a few weeks, which means the example will stop working, but that’s life 🙂

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