Author Archives: bobbradley1967

About bobbradley1967

Microsoft IAM MVP and Solutions Architect (MCTS, MCP) - FIM/ILM/MIIS Specialist, with 20 years SQL database ( OLAP) and MS.Net applications development/SI background, in particular on the SharePoint platform

#AADConnect sync: The Inbound sync rules in scope have different join criteria.

I’ve finally had the opportunity to work with AAD Connect over these past weeks, and its been one of those “everything old is new again” experiences.  It’s one thing to hear the architectural objectives that Andreas talked about for the Azure … Continue reading

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Posted in Azure Active Directory, Azure AD Connect Sync | 1 Comment

Managing Office 365 Licenses with #MIM2016 and #AzMan – Part 2

In my last post I introduced the concept of using Windows Authorisation Manager (AzMan) to manage the automation of Office 365 licenses.  In this post I will go into detail on how the solution hangs together. Complementing AAD Connect with … Continue reading

Posted in FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Windows AzMan | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Managing Office 365 Licenses with #MIM2016 and #AzMan – Part 1

One of the things we Microsoft FIM/MIM folks find ourselves doing of late is having to find ways of automating Office 365 license assignment for our “hybrid” (AD+AAD) customers, initially as part of provision the initial Exchange Online mailbox which … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Windows AzMan | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Building in #MIM2016 Solution Resilience

Disasters can happen for all sorts of reasons, and when we’re automating we risk large-scale mishaps. What sort of precautions do you take to disaster-proof (or at least contain) your IAM solution? Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Using .Where instead of | Where-Object

I’ve been fighting a problem today whereby the PowerShell Where-Object commandlet was returning results of varying object types from the same XML document.  Specifically, when trying to check for the numbers of adds/deletes/updates from a CSExport xml file, where I had … Continue reading

Posted in Event Broker for FIM 2010, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Uncategorized, XML Programming | 1 Comment

Using -ReadCount 0 with Get-Content

Not that I’m an expert in PowerShell by any means, but here’s my tip of the day … use the -ReadCount parameter with Get-Content! From the Get-Content page on TechNet … -ReadCount<Int64> Specifies how many lines of content are sent through the pipeline … Continue reading

Posted in Event Broker for FIM 2010, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#FIM2010 MIISActivate – FIM Sync service terminated with service-specific error %%-2146234334

Originally posted on Identity Underground:
This article has been posted on TNWiki at: FIM2010 Troubleshooting: MIISActivate – FIM Sync service terminated with service-specific error %%-2146234334. ? Situation ? Failing over a FIM Sync Server to the standby FIM sync server…

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The (#FIM2010) service account cannot access SQL Server …

Ran into this old chestnut just now and thought that it was worth re-visiting the outcome of an old forum post on the subject. Before I get to the point, by way of background I always start out the installation … Continue reading

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#FIM2010 R2 Scoped Sync Rules – Part 2 (The Experience)

So I decided to take up the challenge on a recent FIM2010 R2 project – outlined in the first part of this post. Lets just say there are plenty of FIM folk who would simply ask ‘why?’ … Why would … Continue reading

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#FIM2010 R2 Scoped Sync Rules – Part 1 (The Vision)

There have been numerous attempts since the concept of ‘declarative sync rules’ was first introduced with FIM 2010 to eliminate the need for rules extensions altogether, but rarely have these been successful.  In all but the most trivial of scenarios … Continue reading

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