For this procedure, you can export (that is, save) a management
agent to file. After you create the export file, you can import or
update (open) an exported management agent. You can use this
procedure to export or clone (except for logon credentials) a
known-good management agent configuration for emergency recovery,
or to import the management agent configuration to another server.
To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the MIISAdmins security group.
To export a management agent to file
On the Tools menu, click Management Agents.
In Management Agents, click the management agent that
you want to export.
On the Actions menu, click Export Management
Type a file name, and then click Save.
When you export a management agent to file, Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 does not save the associated connector
space and connector space objects. In addition, rules extensions,
template input files, custom data configuration files, and run
scripts that are associated with a management agent that is
exported to file are not saved. You can save these files separately
in the same location as the exported management agent.
When you export a management agent that you want to import to
another server running Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, you might also need to export the metaverse
schema. You can then import the metaverse schema on the destination
server prior to importing the management agent. When you import a
metaverse schema, the existing metaverse schema is appended to the
imported metaverse schema. You might need to do this when the
destination server metaverse schema does not contain objects for
the management agents that exist on the source server metaverse
schema. For example, on source server A, management agent A is
configured where object:person joins manually added
metaverse object:account. Management agent A is then
exported to file, and then metaverse schema A is exported to file.
Metaverse schema A is then imported to destination server B. Server
B's existing metaverse schema is appended with changes from server
A's metaverse schema. Management agent A can then be imported onto
destination server B with no conflicts because
object:account now exists in server B's metaverse schema.
The existing configuration of server B's metaverse schema is not
When you export a management agent to file, the management
agent is saved to file in XML format with a .xml file name
For management agents for Active Directory, when you import
from file and then change the Active Directory forest configuration
settings, the run profile settings are not retained.
You can also use the command line tool, Maexport, to export a
management agent to file. For more information, see Related