Configure Containers

For this procedure, in Management Agent Designer, on the Select Containers page, you can select the containers that contain objects that you want to synchronize. You also specify credentials the management agent uses to connect to the server when the management agent runs. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To configure containers

  1. To filter and select specific containers for a directory partition, in Management Agent Designer, on the Select Containers page, click Containers, and then deselect those containers that contain objects you do not want to synchronize. By default the highest level container and all child containers for a directory partition are selected. You must select at least one container that contains the objects that you want to synchronize.

  2. To filter and select specific containers where permissions or schema configuration do not allow selecting higher-level containers, or to exclude specific containers, click Containers, then click Advanced, and then in Advanced Container, do any of the following:

    • To add a container, in Specify additional container to add, type the container name, then select Include, and then click Add.

    • To exclude a specific container when its parent container is selected, in Specify additional container to add, type the container name, then select Exclude container, and then click Add.

    • To remove a container, in Containers to synchronize, select a container, and then click Remove.

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By default, all containers that exist in a directory partition are selected. However, this does not mean that all objects in those containers will be synchronized. When a container is selected, the objects of that container must be selected to be synchronized on the Select Object Types page.

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When you select containers, a blue check mark in a white box next to a container indicates that the parent container and all of the child containers are selected. A white check mark in a gray box indicates that the parent container is selected and that one or more child containers are not selected. No check mark in a grey box indicates that at least one child container is selected, but the parent container is not selected. When you create a new management agent, the check boxes next to all of the container objects for the selected partitions are selected by default.

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