Exporting Objects to AD Using an Export Run Profile






Exporting Objects to AD Using an Export Run Profile

Problem

You need to execute the export run profile.

Solution

The second step is executing the export run profile to get the data in to AD (the first step is in Recipe 23.17. In Recipe 23.1, refer to (9) in Figure 23-2, which shows the objects being exported to AD. (10) in the same figure shows the objects created in AD. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Identity Manager.

  2. Click the Management Agents button on the toolbar.

  3. In the Management Agents pane, click the ADMA.

  4. In the Actions pane on the far right side, click Run.

  5. In the Run Management Agent dialog, select Export and click OK.

  6. You'll have to be quick if there is only a small amount of data in the ADMA. Notice the MA says "Running" in the State column of the Management Agents pane.

  7. Notice in the Synchronization Statistics pane in the bottom lefthand corner, statistics showing the number of adds is displayed. If you click a hyperlink, you can navigate the information that was written to AD.

  8. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  9. Navigate to the Users container.

  10. Ensure the user objects have been created.

Discussion

User accounts in Active Directory may be flagged as disabled even though you think they should be active. Assuming you set the userAccountControl attribute correctly, the usual reason for this is that some other attribute has not been set correctly and Active Directory has disabled the account. For example, if you do not set a password on an account, Active Directory will disable the account.

If you do not set a password on a user object using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in, you will receive a warning. If you do it programmatically, as MIIS does, the account will be disabled.


By performing all the previous recipes successfully, you have provisioned user accounts from employee records in the HR Database to AD.

See Also

Recipes 23.1 and 23.17 for how to configure the run profile that was used in this recipe



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