For this procedure, in Management Agents in Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, you can view discovery (staging) errors for a specific object during the most previous run of a management agent. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To troubleshoot discovery errors
  1. On the Tools menu, click Management Agents.

  2. In Management Agents, click the management agent that has produced discovery errors.

  3. In Discovery Errors, click an error.

  4. In Object Error Details, to see specific details for the error, click Error details.


Error details are stored with the run history in Operations. You can then view details of a run history to see if and when a change occurs. Run histories in Operations are retained until they are manually cleared by using Clear Runs on the Actions menu. Use caution when clearing runs. Clearing an excessively large number of runs at once can cause Synchronization Service Manager to become unresponsive.


The Error details button is not enabled for all error types.


You can also output error information for the most previous run of a management agent to an XML file. This file can then be viewed in Internet Explorer or used with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. To output to an XML file, in Operations, in Management Agent Operations, click a management agent, then on the Actions menu, click Save to file, and then type a name and location for the file. For more information about using the WMI provider with FIM, see the FIM Developer Reference.

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