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