Thursday, August 22, 2013

PowerShell 5.0 Management Agent released

I'm very pleased to announce that version 5.0 of my PowerShell Management Agent is released and available for download.

This new version includes these key improvements -

  • Additional control values on your import and export return objects
  • Ability to returned datasource constructed anchors, i.e. from Office 365 and SQL server
  • Option to use paged imports, which gives you even more control in your scripts and better support for stopping runs.
  • Bug fixes and increased robustness.
I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on these new features but instead than refer you to the updated online manual which also has links to downloads. Also, this version was the one used at my presentation and live demo on the FIM Team User Group meeting. You can view it here on YouTube.

I'd like to hear from you - good or bad news - and I'm of course always open to feature requests. So please do let me know what you think about this MA and I also very much appreciate a "Like" on my blogs page on Facebook.

Happy PowerShell'in...


Andrew said...

Simply fantastic :) Thank you so much.

Unknown said...

Are there any instructions on an upgrade process from 4.5 to 5.0?

I tried an in-place upgrade but the MA's are greyed out afterward. Had to revert back to 4.5. Can you upgrade in place or do you have to delete the MA's and create new ones?

Stu said...

I'm trying to watch the youtube video, but youtube reports that the video is private. Any chance you can make it publicly available?

Søren Granfeldt said...


Direct upgrade has not been production tested; I imagine though that you should be able to export your existing MA, install the new 5.0 version and the reimport to have it pick up the new options and such.

Søren Granfeldt said...


I don't know why it is private. I don't control privacy on this video.

You can also find it here on the FIM Teams site where it was originally recorded and posted (

Søren Granfeldt said...

Also, for direct support options, please see