Propagate changed maps now

To propagate changed maps now

Using the Windows interface

To propagate changed maps by using Windows
  1. Open the Identity Management for UNIX management console by clicking Start, pointing to Administrative Tools, and then clicking Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX.

    You can also open the Identity Management for UNIX management console from within Server Manager, by expanding Roles and then Active Directory Domain Services in the hierarchy pane, and then selecting Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX.

  2. If necessary, connect to the computer you want to manage.

  3. Expand the Identity Management for UNIX node and select Server for NIS.

  4. Propagate changed maps by doing one of the following.

    • Right-click Server for NIS and then click Check for Updates Now.

    • In the Actions pane, click Check for Updates Now.

    • On the Action menu, click Check for Updates Now.

Using a command line

To propagate changed maps by using a command line
  • At a command prompt, type:

    nisadmin [server] syncall [–u user [–p password]]

The following table describes the arguments of the nisadmin command that are used to propagate changed maps. To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type nisadmin /?.

Argument Description

syncall

Propagate all maps.

server

The name of the server where the maps are stored.

user

The name of the user who has administrator permissions on the server, if different from the current user.

password

The password of the user who has administrator permissions on the server, if different from the current user. If you type a user name but omit the password, you will be prompted for the password.

Note

The nisadmin syncall command propagates maps only on UNIX-based NIS subordinate servers. It does not propagate maps on NIS subordinate servers running Windows operating systems. Active Directory updates Windows-based NIS subordinate servers.

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