Microsoft KB Archive/250528

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Article ID: 250528

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1

This article was previously published under Q250528


This article provides information about using the Account Joiner utility.


Account Joiner is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) client you can use to help manage and control the join process. Account Joiner is used to process those connector space entries that could not be joined through the standard join rules of the Management Agent (MA). Account Joiner enables you to:

  • View all the MAs on your server and any disconnected entries in each MA.
  • Build ad-hoc queries to propose joins to the metaverse.
  • Manually join problem entries that will not join using the inclusion rules specified.
  • Disconnect accounts that have been joined in error.

NOTE: Account Joiner is installed automatically when you install Microsoft VIA Compass. Also, you are prompted to log on with the Zoomit Metadirectory Login prompt before loading Account Joiner.

Normally you would use Account Joiner after an automated join operation by the Management Agent was complete, and there are some entries that remain disconnected.

The Account Joiner utility permits you to select entries under a particular MA and join them to the metaverse object. However, if there are several entries listed in the metadirectory results, and you find there is a 1 to 1 mapping between the connector space and metadirectory results using the full name query, you should modify your join criteria to reduce the number of results requiring specific attention.

The following examples are based on the default values associated with a predefined MA. Each MA will be unique and can be customized through the Account Joiner utility. For additional information about using Account Joiner, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

251297 How to customize the Account Joiner Utility for a Particular MA

Using Account Joiner to Join Disconnected Objects on a Windows NT 4.0 Domain MA

  1. Log on to the Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) server using Compass.
  2. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Zoomit Directory Service V2.
  3. Click Account Joiner, and then click the appropriate MA tab.
  4. Click the appropriate entry, and then click Full Name.
  5. Under Metadirectory Results, click Join.

NOTE: When you join a connector space object to the metaverse, the object icon changes from green to red. A red icon indicates the connector space object is assigned to the metaverse, and there is no need to join this object. A green icon indicates you need to do something with this metaverse object.

Disconnect an Account that Has Been Joined in Error

  1. Log on to Compass
  2. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Zoomit Directory Service V2.
  3. Click Account Joiner, and then click the appropriate MA tab.
  4. In the Search Content box, click First And Last, and then type the name of the user that you would like to disconnect.
  5. Click Search.
  6. Right-click the user name, click Connectors, click the appropriate entry in the Connected Objects box, and then click Disconnect.
  7. Click Close.

For additional information about joining accounts, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

250584 Understanding a Join in Microsoft Metadirectory Services

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