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Feb 25, 2015 9:58:00 AM
The goal of this article is to provide a checklist for validating Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager's (FIM) configuration for optimal performance. As there are many different technologies involved in a FIM deployment, I thoug [...]
Sep 8, 2014 9:45:53 AM
Last week a user reported having reset his password, but it hadn’t changed in the connected HR system. As this is an indication that the Password Change Notification Service (PCNS) wasn't working, I checked the Event Viewer on the [...]
Jun 25, 2014 11:56:00 AM
A client recently requested the ability to use data in an externally-generated file to perform batch attribute updates for Users in the FIM Service. What made this more complicated than expected was that some of the user attribute [...]
May 5, 2014 6:47:15 AM
Recently we started using a custom script to install and configure FIM in a consistent manner. During more than a few manual installs, I’ve been asked to install FIM into a drive or directory other than “C:\Program Files\Microsoft [...]
Apr 30, 2014 2:57:26 PM
If you have spent time with FIM you know, and if you have not, you will soon learn that migrating a FIM Service configuration from one environment to another can be very difficult.
Jun 19, 2013 5:52:51 AM
I recently worked on a project where the client had some users who may not be logging into their accounts for 6 months or more, but their corporate policy was to disable accounts that had been dormant for more than 3 months.
Jan 24, 2013 10:17:31 AM
As a consultant, one of the primary responsibilities is to deal with strange problems or issues that arise. And inevitably some obscure issue will come to the surface during a demo… Since I specialize in Microsoft’s Forefront Iden [...]
Jan 8, 2013 5:23:21 AM
Sets and groups are different object types in FIM, but often people would like to have sets based on group membership. We figured out a way to do that with some custom attributes.