Category Archives: Forefront Identity Manager 2010

FIM2010R2–Adding “Filter” attribute to Custom Objects

During a recent engagement, I was looking to add the “Filter” attribute to a custom object in the FIM Service. I used the “Filter” attribute because of the recommendation provided by the “Resource Control Display Configuration XML Reference” for the … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Removing a Pending Deletion from a Datasource

Recently I was working on testing some code with my team and we realized that there were unexpected deletes occurring in the connector space for the Active Directory MA. The problem was these accounts shouldn’t be deleted and therefore, we … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Getting Accurate Run Statistics using WMI

I was recently working on an email body that was being sent to a client when his sync schedule ran during the day. The run script that I had created captured the statistics that the WMI object provided. So, I … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Sync Engine Oddities

The other day I was working with a coworker and doing some previews of objects that were going through a change of state. The state change from the data source involves a new record being added and an old record … Continue reading

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FIM2010R2–Workflow Activities Can Now Trigger Authorization Workflows

In the initial R1 release of FIM, any updates that were made to the object by a workflow did not trigger any authentication workflows. Within the R2 framework, the API now allows for the addition of a new flag called … Continue reading

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FIM2010–“Deprecated Features and Planning for the Future” Technet Article…

Every once in a while, I go digging about the various sites to see what I haven’t read before in regards to the FIM documentation. I kept missing this one however, a client recently pointed it out to me and … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Bay Area FIM Users Group

Yesterday marked a good day for FIM in the Bay Area. A FIM users group was organized with participation from many different companies including current users of FIM, groups considering FIM, Microsoft product group representatives as well as third party … Continue reading

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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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