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Activating a standby server running Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003

You can create a standby server running Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 anytime after setting up a primary server that is running MIIS 2003. Configure the standby server to use the same SQL Server 2000 database as the primary server and to use the same domain-level credentials for the MIIS 2003 service account and MIIS 2003 security groups. If your server fails, you can then activate the standby server and make it the primary server running MIIS 2003. Because all the necessary configuration and extensions are stored in the SQL Server 2000 database, your new server running MIIS 2003 will be up to date immediately upon activation.

The primary and standby servers running MIIS 2003 should be installed in the following order:
  1. Install the primary server running MIIS 2003


  2. Stop the miiserver service on the primary server
  3. Install the standby server running MIIS 2003 using the same SQL Server 2000 database
  4. Restart the miiserver service on the primary server
To activate a standby server running MIIS 2003:
  1. If password synchronization is enabled, you must run pcnscfg.exe, the password change notification configuration utility, before you activate the standby server. The password change notification service (PCNS) must be directed to the standby server before password synchronization can resume. If there are failed pending passwords in the PCNS queue, then they will be retried to the standby server after the standby server is activated. For more information about pcnscfg.exe, see Password Management.
  2. Run MIISactivate.exe on the standby server by using MIIS 2003 administrative credentials and the most recent backup copy of the MIIS 2003 encryption key set.

For more information about creating a standby server running MIIS 2003, see the Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Technical Library on the Microsoft Web site. (

For more information about MIISactivate.exe, see MIISactivate: Server activation tool. For more information about the MIIS 2003 encryption keys, see MIISkmu: Encryption key management tool.