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How to Disable and Enable a Configuration Manager Connector

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

You can use the following procedures to disable or enable a System Center Configuration Manager connector and validate the status of the change.

To disable a Configuration Manager connector

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Connectors.

  3. In the Connectors pane, select the Configuration Manager connector that you want to disable. For example, click Configuration Manager connector to SEA.

  4. In the Tasks pane, under the connector name, click Disable.

    noteNote
    If you disable a connector while it is synchronizing data, the synchronization process may not stop. However, a disabled connector will not import any new data from a Configuration Manager database from that point forward.

To enable a Configuration Manager connector

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Connectors.

  3. In the Connectors pane, select the Configuration Manager connector that you want to enable. For example, click Configuration Manager connector to SEA.

  4. In the Tasks pane, under the connector name, click Enable.

To validate the status change of a Configuration Manager connector

  1. After you disable or enable the connector, wait 30 seconds. Then, in the Service Manager console, click Administration, and then click Connectors.

  2. In the Connectors pane, locate the connector for which you have changed status, and verify the value in the Enabled column.

  3. If you enabled the connector, verify that the connector resumes synchronization according to the schedule. If you disabled the connector, verify that the connector no longer synchronizes according to the schedule.

Windows PowerShellYou can use Windows PowerShell commands to complete these tasks and other related tasks, as follows:

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to start a Service Manager connector, see Start-SCSMConnector.

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to retrieve connectors that are defined in Service Manager and view their status, see Get-SCSMConnector.

  • For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to update the properties of a Service Manager connector, see Update-SCSMConnector.

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