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FIM2010–Creating a Group Membership Tab in a User RCDC

I have to admit, I was working on a demo and I wanted to add a group membership tab into my RCDC. As always, I started by doing a search to see if anyone had posted something about this before. … Continue reading

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Apologies!

Hi All, Sorry that I have fallen out of the blogosphere for a while. I have been going through a lot of changes in life including preparing for and getting married to my best friend, Michelle. Now that things have … 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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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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FIM2010–Preloading Data to Avoid Long Synchronizations

It happens all the time, we have a set of data that is being synchronized on our dataset but then a change occurs. The change is fairly significant in that it is the addition of another attribute (or removal for … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Don’t forget the Resource ID in the Event Viewer…

When troubleshooting workflows and such in a production environment, the event log will fill with errors that say something similar to “Workflow Instance <resource ID> failed” or some similar message but still with the embedded resource ID. The error messages … Continue reading

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CISSP Certification Awarded…

Woo hoo! I was awarded my CISSP certification. The resume/experience review took a while but this is certainly one of the certifications I wanted to add. Happily added the logo to the “Who’s Blain” page. For those who are wondering … Continue reading

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FIM2010-Sometimes Declarative Rules Are Not Your Friend…

While recently working with FIM, I found that we were able to remove a declarative rule from use as the attribute flows defined were no longer required. The process for removing the ERE’s is well defined in that you can … Continue reading

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CISSP Exam Results–Passed!!!!

I am really happy about hitting this mark. I spent a lot of time preparing and got through the exam. I have to admit, waiting almost the full six weeks for the results was agonizingly painful. I left the exam … Continue reading

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FIM2010–Monitoring the Requests is Important!

Don’t forget when you’re working in your environment to validate the request log is being purged correctly. Failing to do so can certainly impact performance of the FIM environment as a whole. As an example, I have a complex environment … Continue reading

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