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  • Christmastime FIM/MIM Open Source WF Reviews

    Over the years since FIM was first beta’d as ILM2 we have seen some cool workflows be released to open source. This is my review of the workflows I can find that are open source. First let me salute everyone who has contributed to the FIM and MIM community with these big undertakings. That said […]

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  • FIM Custom Expressions inside Custom Expressions?

    Recently, I needed to take Longitude and Latitude data that was given to me in the following format and break it into its individual components and then flow it out to AD. Let’s suppose the data looks like this: “Point -10.1223 45.945” I could just use the Left and Right functions to get out the […]

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  • MIM 2016 is now available

    MIM 2016 is now available MIM — Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 builds on and replaces Microsoft’s Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. On Microsoft’s site they include an introductory (2 min) video about Hybrid Identity but don’t mistake that for the MIM UI. So has anything been removed? No. While the list of deprecated features are still […]

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  • FIM Hotfix for PCNS to support 2012 R2 DC’s

    With the latest hotfix MSFT now supports running PCNS on Windows Server 2012 R2. FIM still should not be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 (2012 yes, 2008 R2 yes, 2008 yes). Only PCNS can be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. The hotfix article has a slight error indicating that it is ok to […]

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  • SQL Maintenance for FIM and anything other databases

    An easy way to take care for your FIM databases is to “use Ola Hallengren’s script (http://ola.hallengren.com/scripts/MaintenanceSolution.sql). Download the script, adjust the backup paths and run the script on each instance of SQL Server. It will automatically create several jobs some for maintaining the system databases and some for maintain the user databases. You will need […]

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  • To Farm, or not to Farm, that is the question —

    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take Farms against a sea of patches and by opposing end them? To, die, to sleep — Today I will be “moderating” the debate about using SharePoint Farms vs. Stand-Alone as the foundation for the FIM Portal. In […]

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  • New name for FIM?

    Did you know that if you subscribe to Azure AD Premium you also get licenses for FIM? Well if that isn’t a hand tipper I don’t know what is. I think we can safely assume the next version of FIM will have Azure in the name. Safe or not I am going speculate that it will. Azure […]

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  • Hints of FIM’s Future: Azure Active Directory (AAD) Sync

    For years I have been trying to predict the future of Identity Management, but every time I look in my crystal ball it is just too cloudy to see anything. In fact anytime I look in my crystal ball on just about any technology topic the only thing it shows me are clouds! I was […]

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  • DirSync w/ domain if NetBios and FQDN don’t match

    If one of your AD domains has a NetBios domain name that doesn’t match the leftmost part of your FQDN you need to have the Replicating Directory Changes permission given to your AD MA account. This is documented in a few places including my book. However, DirSync misses this step. Normally, Dirsync does a very […]

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  • Declarative or Bust!

    Michael Pearn from down under wrote about his experience trying to use just Declarative Sync Rules His experience — especially the religious debates are similar to my own. It made me recall my presentation at TEC 2012 the FIM 2010 R2 Showdown: Classic vs. Declarative The vast majority of old hands at the presentation declared […]

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