#MIM

  • Wanted: Up and coming Cyber Security Professionals

    Cyber Security — Identity Management Implementer Secure your identities against the dangers of the Cyber World, automate the repetitive, and empower your users! Let’s Shut the front door on the most obvious  vector for Cyber-attacks Reduce the IT department’s compliance burden (SOX, HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, ISO etc). Free IT people to do tasks that require […]

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  • MIM Portal Groups whose displayedOwner isn’t among the Owners

    In the MIM Portal it will create issues if you have a group whose displayedOwner isn’t among the objects in the multivalued reference attribute Owner. Querying this through XPath is just about impossible so here is the SQL query to do it. SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED GO​ USE FIMService​ GO​ ​ SELECT DOwn.* […]

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  • MIM Open Source Schedulers

    Your MIM installation is in, the config is done, programming all set and now to automate the running of the Management Agents. Options? Most people use Windows Task Scheduler with a PowerShell script or VBScript — which works but can get cumbersome to maintain. With my SQL Server background, I often use SQL Server Agent […]

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  • MIM Join and spaces

    Working on a customer’s lab and look what I found. They had created (through some other process) two user accounts for the same user, and the samAccountName was nearly identical, just a space, ascii 32, appended to the end of one of the samAccountNames differentiates the two. Apparently, AD allows this. The account with the space […]

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  • To Farm or not to Farm Part 2

    In the original To Farm or Not to Farm post I discussed the pros and cons of setting up FIM on a SharePoint farm or using Stand Alone. Well we now have SharePoint 2016 and it isn’t possible to install Stand Alone, although you can do a single server farm. Also, absolutely everything is virtualized […]

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  • SharePoint Foundations 2013 — Identity Extensions Installation error

    As you install SharePoint 2013 Foundations pre-reqs if you encounter “Microsoft Identity Extensions Installation error” and then when you install it manually you might encounter“Installation of Microsoft Identity Extensions requires Windows Identity Foundation v1.0 to be installed” Then when you go to install WIF through the Server Manager you realize that it is WIF 3.5 rather […]

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  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 IIS Configuration Error

    SharePoint is a great product but I wish that FIM and MIM did not use it. In my opinion, it adds unnecessary infrastructure and really complicates the setup, because SharePoint must be installed and configured (and maintained). Leaving that aside, allow me to point out some gotchas that might impede your ability to install this […]

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  • Speaking at SQL Saturday Tomorrow

    As most of you know I am regarded as one of the SQL gurus among the Microsoft Identity Management Gurus. For years, in my book and in speaking I have been recommending Ola Hallengren’s SQL Maintenance Solution to help take care of your ILM/FIM/MIM databases. But the SQL Maintenance Plan Wizard has come a long way. […]

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  • Open Source: Review of MIMTools

    JefTek created a niche hybrid tool that tackles a few pieces of the sync and service puzzle in a way that none of the others do. One noteable one for sync:Get and Export MIM Deltas to CSV (based on a drop file either stop and drop or the audit log dropped during the export It […]

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  • Open Source: Review of FIM 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets

    Gil Kirkpatrick (a great guy, fellow MVP, who has taught me a lot over the years) created one of the very first, if not the first, PowerShell commandlets libraries to manage FIM/MIM service. It hasn’t had any activity in years, but it served as a great example to get others going. If you like this simple approach […]

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