Contacts are being deactivated in CA Service Desk when integrated to Active Directory

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Article ID: 111077

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Products

CA Service Management - Asset Portfolio Management CA Service Management - Service Desk Manager

Issue/Introduction

The customer is moving contacts from one Active Directory to another in phases and noticed contacts being deactivated by pdm_ldap_import.

Cause

If contacts are being moved from one Active Directory to another, it is important to keep the LDAP configuration in the CA Service Desk side updated with the new Active Directory domain information. If the older Active Directory is still configured in the CA Service Desk side, pdm_ldap_import will deactivate contacts because they no longer exist in the older Active Directory.

Environment

CA Service Desk 17.1
CA Service Desk 17.0
CA Service Desk 14.1

Resolution

When  moving contacts from one Active Directory to another, make sure the LDAP configuration is updated with information from the new Active Directory. It will avoid conflicts when running pdm_ldap_import. It creates and updates contacts based on the LDAP configuration. 

See Administration -> Options Manager -> LDAP below:

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Additional Information

Create Contacts in Batch Mode Using LDAP Data

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