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Is there a benefit to a clear password change history plugin?

Adam van Vliet (Product Manager) 6 years ago • updated by anonymous 3 years ago 4

From QDET-207, it was asked if the clear run history plugin would clear out password change histories. It does not, but appears easy enough to do in the same way we do for clear run history. Carol linked to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms696072(v=vs.85).aspx which shows how.

Is there a benefit to having this as a plugin (or incorporated into the clear run plugin), instead of requiring a PowerShell script? Is this something that will be required at more than one site?

The point of the clear operations is to help maintain the FIM database. If they had 9.7 million rows and the table was not being cleaned up, it definitely warrants a new operation.

So in short, yes I believe so, and I suspect there are probably other sites that have not checked recently to see where their database size is coming from.

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Or alternatively, as you mentioned, it should be part of the clear run history as an optional additional feature.