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How to Disable and Enable an Active Directory 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 procedure to disable or enable an Active Directory connector in System Center 2012 – Service Manager and validate its change in status.

To disable an Active Directory 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 Active Directory connector that you want to disable.

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

  5. In the Disable Connector dialog box, click OK.

To enable an Active Directory connector

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Administration, and then click Connectors.

  2. In the Connectors pane, select the Active Directory connector that you want to enable.

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

  4. In the Enable Connector dialog box, click OK.

To validate the status change of an Active Directory connector

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

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

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 properties of a Service Manager connector, see Update-SCSMConnector.

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