New DirSync Module

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Bob Ausmus 4 years ago.

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  • #16451

    Bob Ausmus

    We upgraded to the latest and greatest DirSync version. As I soon found out, the old way of scripting and executing the replication via "DirSyncConfigShell.psc1" has been replaced with:

    import-module dirsync

    However, any chance I try to put this in a remote session (via invoke-command / new-pssession / enter-pssession / import-pssession / etc..) they all hang once I attempt to import the module. Has anyone had a chance to review how to write a script to make replication happen at will as oppose to waiting for the next interval?

  • #16514

    Don Jones

    I think the real problem is that the module import is hanging – you might try importing it with -verbose and see if you get any details about what it's doing. Otherwise, tearing into the module and seeing what-all it's doing on load would be the next step.

  • #16515

    Bob Ausmus

    It's always the little things you forget about while troubleshooting. Thanks for the "verbose" reminder. Here is where the script is getting stuck:

    PS C:\Users\username> Invoke-Command -ComputerName SERVER -ScriptBlock { import-module dirsync -verbose; Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync }

    VERBOSE: Loading module from path 'C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\dirsync\dirsync.psd1'.
    VERBOSE: Loading module from path 'C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\dirsync\.\ImportModules.ps1'.
    VERBOSE: Dot-sourcing the script file 'C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\dirsync\.\ImportModules.ps1'. <– Script hangs here

  • #16516

    Don Jones

    So, something in ImportModules.ps1 is breaking it. You're going to need to open that script and see what it's doing that might be problematic in a remote session.

  • #16522

    Bob Ausmus

    Your the man!!!! I got it. Here is what I found:

    Step 1 – turned on "-verbose" and found that it was hanging at dot-sourcing the file
    Step 2 – ran each command on the dot-source'd file and found this error which lead me to believe it was .net framework issue:
    "This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded powershell"
    Step 3 – When in doubt, Google. I found registry entries I could put in that would allow me to run this module.

    Here is my final script. Basically putting reg entries in, run commands, then take them back out:
    reg add hklm\software\microsoft\.netframework /v OnlyUseLatestCLR /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    reg add hklm\software\wow6432node\microsoft\.netframework /v OnlyUseLatestCLR /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    Invoke-Command -ComputerName SERVER -ScriptBlock { import-module dirsync -verbose; Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync }

    reg delete hklm\software\microsoft\.netframework /v OnlyUseLatestCLR /f
    reg delete hklm\software\wow6432node\microsoft\.netframework /v OnlyUseLatestCLR /f

    Thanks again for your guidance. Life saver!!!!

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