12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2010 11:11 AM by ISOperations RSS

    Active Directory import


      We are experiencing a problem with new employees who started with us after June 7th not showing up under the New Incident/End User Details screen.  When they send the email to us, they receive a response, 'not a valid user of the system' and a ticket is not generated.  I am assuming that the data import configuration would drive this, but I don't quite understand how this is setup.  I believe we set this up to automatically pull from Active Directory on a daily basis - could it be that we are out of licenses?


      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you


      Tammy Bowley

      Tower Federal Credit Union

        • 1. Re: Active Directory import
          blaine67 Apprentice

          Look to see if the Data Import Windows service is running on the application server.  This service controls wether or not the Data Imports occur.


          Do you only have the one Data Import ?  If you have more than one, are they running ?


          If the service is not running, none of your imports will run....

          • 2. Re: Active Directory import
            dmshimself ITSMMVPGroup

            I'd also check any log files generated by data import as that usually gives a strong clue, like the username used for AD linkage having an old password.

            • 3. Re: Active Directory import

              What is the name of the service?  I verified that all services referencing TouchPaper are indeed running on our application server.


              Yes, we are only running one import - the rest of the imports reside from Management Suite.

              • 4. Re: Active Directory import
                blaine67 Apprentice

                It's called the Touchpaper DataImport Engine.  I've attached a screen shot of the Touchpaper Services.


                This is for version 7.3.1.

                • 5. Re: Active Directory import

                  The Touchpaper DataImport Engine is running - I did restart it again, but that did not resolve the issue.  I also moved the scheduled import back three hours thinking that it was running while the application was being accessed - still no import.  

                  • 6. Re: Active Directory import
                    LegoGuy SupportEmployee

                    When you open that data import in the Data Import tool you should see it referencing a log file.  If you check that log file do you see any errors that would indicate why it didn't import?  Does the application log show any errors?

                    • 7. Re: Active Directory import

                      Here is an example of what I am seeing in the log:  The scheduled import is not failing, however no records are being pulled in. (the last successful import was on 6/9 - see 766 records below)


                      6/9/2010 9:00:36 AM : There was an Object Type Missmatch.  System.Analyst != System.EndUser (White, Craig)
                      6/9/2010 9:00:38 AM : ProcessMappings: Record = 766
                      6/9/2010 9:00:38 AM : Import Ended
                      6/9/2010 9:00:38 AM : This import took 00:00:37
                      6/11/2010 9:00:00 AM : Import Started
                      6/11/2010 9:00:07 AM : ProcessMappings: Record = 0
                      6/11/2010 9:00:07 AM : Import Ended
                      6/11/2010 9:00:07 AM : This import took 00:00:07


                      We have made the following changes, but I am unsure on how I can identify how the import is setup (other than what is showing under Administration/Data Import/Import Mappings).

                      1. started a new buildout of a new Exchange Mail infrastructure

                      2. upgraded our Domain Controller from Server 2003 R2 to Server 2008 R2

                      3. made changes to the domain controller so if LANDesk is looking for a certain Domain Controller by name and it is tied to Montana, it is no longer around

                      • 8. Re: Active Directory import
                        gramsay Specialist

                        It's often useful to build a query based on the connection object.

                        Then you can see what the source data is.

                        If the query is empty then the problem is with the connection rather than the import.

                        If the query is full then the import is the issue.


                        In query builder:

                        Module = Your Connection

                        Business Object = Your Connection Type.

                        • 9. Re: Active Directory import
                          LegoGuy SupportEmployee

                          It is not seeing any records in the connection.  Try testing the data connection.  Maybe a password has changed or an account has been locked.  You can also try creating a query against the data connection.  Test the query and see if you get any errors.  That might guide you in the right direction.

                          • 10. Re: Active Directory import

                            Where would I find this information?  Brett Golas setup this connection so I have no idea what to query off of... I have requested a conference call with Technical Support to help with this (Case 00212092). 

                            • 11. Re: Active Directory import
                              gramsay Specialist

                              You can find it in the "Data Connections" component.

                              This will usually be in the administration or designer shortcut bar.

                              If you can't see it there you can add it using the Shortcut Manager.




                              The Data Connections tree will have an "Active Directory" branch.


                              The connections will be listed on this branch.

                              Under those will be your various Connection Types.



                              If you check the import you're having trouble with the Source box shows the Data Connection & Types.

                              They are the Module & Business Object respectively.



                              You can use query builder to build a query on these.


                              • 12. Re: Active Directory import

                                Thank you all for your guidance - this issue has been resolved.  We changed servers & did not realize that we put the server name instead of the IP Address.