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Run miisclient.exe on a workstation/different computer RRS feed

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  • Is there a way to run miisclient.exe (the FIM/MIM management client GUI) on a computer other than the one where the sync service is running?  We have a general mandate (which is in line with MS best practices) to use server core for servers where possible and to not use remote desktop or similar crutches for anything except service or disaster recovery. 

    One problem with FIM/MIM is that it looks like the management client only runs on the computer where the sync service is installed.  That basically means that you have to connect to the server running security-sensitive operations (like password sync, for example) with a remote desktop interactive login to do anything but a limited set of the most basic management. Sure there are a few things you can do with powershell or WMI, but that is very limited and often doesn't provide anywhere near the required functionality for administrative operations.

    So is there some way to run miisclient.exe on a computer other than the one running the sync service and have it manage the sync service?

    Thanks,

    Monday, August 27, 2018 2:58 PM

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