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Let's discuss another common error, one you will see during or after configuration of the Microsoft Identity Manager synchronization with User Profile service - “Get-WmiObject: Generic failure”.


When you are trying to start the SharePoint Synchronization, either Full or Delta, we end up with the following error:

PS C:\SharePointSync> Start-SharePointSync -Delta
Get-WmiObject : Generic failure
At C:\SharePointSync\SharePointSync.psm1:446 char:9
+         Get-WmiObject -Class MIIS_ManagementAgent -Namespace root/MicrosoftIdent …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand

MA not found: ADMA
At C:\SharePointSync\SharePointSync.psm1:388 char:13
+             throw “MA not found: $Name”
+             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (MA not found: ADMA:String) [], RuntimeException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : MA not found: ADMA

PS C:\SharePointSync>


This error indicates that “Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service” is either not working properly, is hung, is stopped or disabled.


Please check if the “Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service” is stopped or disabled. Go to Start Window > Administrator Tools > Services and Start “Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service”.  Now run the commands again and it will work.