Schedule automatic synchronizations
After you successfully run a manual synchronization in Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS), you can use a third-party scheduling software to automate future synchronizations.
Alternatively, you can Synchronize using the command line.
About automatic synchronizations
In most cases, an automatic synchronization runs every 1-6 hours. The exact timing will vary based on the number of users you have and how often you need to update them.
How you schedule synchronizations depends on your operating system:
- For Microsoft® Windows®, use the Task Scheduler tool.
- For Linux®, update the crontab file.