Author Archives: Blain Checkley

FIM2010–Beware of “Zombie” Approvals

This is one of those interesting items that pops up now and then when dealing with FIM and workflows. I’ve recently made some major changes to some approval workflows and pushed the changes to a production environment. What ended up … Continue reading

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FIM2010 R2–Thank you!

I have to admit, sometimes there are changes made to a product which are really good. This one is about doing the R2 upgrades which I know a lot of people have been having a lot of pain and something … Continue reading

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FIM 2010 R2–Custom Workflow Activity Version Numbers

There are times when a look at something and realize that best practices for development and the way a product uses the objects may collide. This is the case with the development best practice of version numbers on workflow activity … Continue reading

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FIM 2010 R2–Diving into Filtered Outbound Synchronization Rules

So, I’m a bit behind the curve right now. I have been on a long engagement and we’re only starting to move towards the R2 version of FIM right now. I have to admit there are quite a few new … Continue reading

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FIM2010 R2-Upgrade Account Rights

During the upgrade of of the FIM Portal and Service to FIM 2010 R2 in a controlled environment, the installer kept bailing and the MSIEXEC log file really didn’t provide a lot of errors. Perhaps there was something in the … Continue reading

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FIM2010 R2–Upgrading Observations

Recently while working with a client, we have opted to look at the R2 upgrade from an existing R1 environment. It quickly became clear that there are a few things that can affect your upgrade experience: 1. Reference data will … Continue reading

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FIM2010 R2–Handing Referential Updates in the Sync Engine

I was on a support call with Microsoft today and learned something that, I have to admit, wasn’t something I had really dug into as it was in the deep dark hole of the FIMSynchronizationService database. Apparently within FIM 2010 … Continue reading

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FIM 2010–UocDropDownList Required Values and Defaults

I was recently playing with the UocDropDownList control in the RCDCs and came across a couple things that are in the documentation but not really defined that clearly. I went around digging and found a couple simple examples which allowed … Continue reading

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FIM2010–FIM MA App-Store-Import-Exception Errors

The other day while working in  the FIM Service, I added an attribute type to the schema and bound it to one of the resource types that was being picked up and synchronized via the Synchronization Service. I noticed however, … Continue reading

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GISP Certification Passed!!!

Forgot to mention that I passed the GISP Certification (GIAC Information Security Professional) a couple weeks ago. Was happy to finally have that one behind me as I had taken the course in February from SANS (CISSP Bootcamp) and this … Continue reading

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