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I'm trying to create a UPS sync connection using powershell. Becuase of the vagaries of our AD setup I can't use the Central Admin 'Create New Connection' function.

I am using the script below which is copied directly from the technet article on the AddSPProfileSyncConnection command and modified with our deployments data.

Add-SPProfileSyncConnection -ProfileServiceApplication 3b0a7b01-d954-4120-90b5-caa9382ebd9a -ConnectionDomain MyNETBIOS  -ConnectionForestName My.Forest.Name -ConnectionPassword convertto-securestring "Password" -asplaintext -force -ConnectionSynchronizationOU TopOU -ConnectionUserName Domain\svc_spdev_pfl -ConnectionPort 389   

When I run the script I get an error message:

Cannot bind parameter 'ConnectionPassword' Cannot convert the "convertto-securestring" value of type "System.String" to type "System.Security.SecureString".

What have I done wrong?

  • Try this on your password string $PlainPassword = "P@ssw0rd" $SecurePassword = $PlainPassword | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force – Aanchal Jul 16 '14 at 8:55
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convert the password into a varible that you can pass:

$secureString = convertto-securestring "Password" -asplaintext -force

now just use that converted secure string:

Add-SPProfileSyncConnection -ProfileServiceApplication 3b0a7b01-d954-4120-90b5-caa9382ebd9a -ConnectionDomain MyNETBIOS  -ConnectionForestName My.Forest.Name -ConnectionPassword $secureString -ConnectionSynchronizationOU TopOU -ConnectionUserName Domain\svc_spdev_pfl -ConnectionPort 389  
  • no probs happy to hellp! – Ali Jafer Jul 16 '14 at 10:04

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