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Load Active Directory and Configuration Manager data indirectly

Oct. 08, 2015

The option to load Active Directory and Configuration Manager data indirectly enables the data to be extracted on the Active Directory domain controller or Configuration Manager server separately from AppDNA. This means that AppDNA users do not need to request administrator access to that data, and the Active Directory and Configuration Manager administrators do not need to install AppDNA.

The following diagram provides an overview of the procedure.

  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Configure > AD & ConfigMgr > Load Data.

    This opens the Load AD & ConfigMgr Data wizard. By default, the wizard opens on the Load Type step. However if you have already opened the wizard since you last logged on to AppDNA, the wizard reopens where you previously left off. If necessary, click Previous to return to the Load Type step.

  2. In the Load Type step, select Indirect Load, and then click Next.
  3. In the Indirect Load step, click Download and save the .zip file in a suitable location.

    The .zip file contains the stand-alone extraction tool, synchronization data, and documentation (.pdf file) for running the tool.

  4. Send the .zip file to the person who will be running the stand-alone extraction tool. Typically this is the Active Directory or Configuration Manager administrator. You can send the .zip file in any way – for example, email, FTP, or by placing it on a shared network drive.
  5. The administrator runs the stand-alone extraction tool to extract the data.

    For instructions for running the tool, see AD and ConfigMgr Data Extraction Tool or refer to the .pdf file included in the downloaded .zip file.

  6. After running the tool, the administrator sends the generated .sgz file(s) to you.
  7. Return to the Indirect Load step, under Import the extracted data, click Browse.
  8. In the Open dialog box, select the .sgz file that contains the extracted data that you want to load into AppDNA, and then click Open.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Check the details in the Summary step, and then click Next to start the operation.

    AppDNA displays information that provides an indication of the progress. Depending on the amount of data involved, this process can take a considerable amount of time (several hours, for example). During this time, it is safe to perform other tasks within AppDNA. However, do not exit AppDNA, or turn off your computer, or the AppDNA server computer, until the operation has completed.

  11. When the Progress step shows that the operation is complete, click Finish.
  12. If the Active Directory or Configuration Manager administrator sent multiple .sgz files, repeat steps 7–11 for the other files.
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