You can create a script that can run any management agent by using named arguments.

You can use named arguments to specify the management agent and run profile to run. You can then use a command file to call this script and pass the name of the management agent and run profile that you want to run. This script also returns a value that you can use to determine if you want to run another management agent or stop processing.

The following example shows how to use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) to create a script that uses named arguments.

Visual Basic Script  Copy Code
Option Explicit

On Error Resume Next

Const PktPrivacy = 6	' Authentication Level

Dim ErrorLevel		' Return code

Dim Arguments		 ' Argument object

Dim ManagementAgentName ' String for management agent

Dim RunProfileName	' String for run profile

Dim Service			 ' Service object

Dim ManagementAgent	 ' Management agent object

Dim Status			' String for status

ErrorLevel = 1

Set Arguments = WScript.Arguments.Named

ManagementAgentName = Arguments.Item("MA")

RunProfileName = Arguments.Item("RunProfile")

Set Service = GetObject("winmgmts:{authenticationLevel=PktPrivacy}!root\MicrosoftIdentityIntegrationServer")

Set ManagementAgent = Service.Get("MIIS_ManagementAgent.Name='" & ManagementAgentName & "'")

Status = ManagementAgent.Execute(RunProfileName)

WScript.Echo ManagementAgentName & " " & RunProfileName & " Result: " & Status

If Status = "success" then

   ErrorLevel = 0

End If
Sub ErrorHandler (ErrorMessage)
  WScript.Echo ErrorMessage
End Sub

The syntax to use is: /MA:<Management Agent Name>/RunProfile:<Run Profile Name>

For arguments that contain spaces, enclose the arguments with straight quotation marks (" "). Include a space between arguments.

To use this script to run the Fabrikam HR MA management agent with a full import run profile, save this script to a file called RunMA.vbs, and then type the following command-line command: RunMA /MA:"Fabrikam HR MA" /RunProfile:"Full Import".

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