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

A new angle on an old #FIM2010 problem

Anyone working with the FIM Sync engine, in its current or previous guises, for any length of time will be familiar with the age old dilemma – how best to ensure uniqueness constraints of a newly provisioned AD account.  Or … Continue reading

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Key #FIM2010 Principles for the New Year and the #MSMIM2015 Timeframe

It’s been an eventful couple of months leading up to Christmas for me, starting with the MVP conference in Redmond and followed closely by my company UNIFY’s 10th anniversary, at which I was taken by surprise to be honoured as … Continue reading

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#FIM2010 Run on Policy Update saves the day

As this old 2009 post on the Bobby and Nima blog attests to, there is often value in turning on the ROPU setting on a FIM2010 workflow – even if it’s only temporarily. My use case is a workflow which … Continue reading

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Replay your #FIM2010 ADDS MA

An interesting take on the Replay MA idea came to me that I want to share today. So far the published use cases for this idea have been restricted to the ‘replaying’ of the FIM Service MA alone – such … Continue reading

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A midsummer LITE dream

With our own personal identity details being proliferated on the web at an unprecedented rate, many of us are finally taking steps of our own to protect ourselves. But it is a daunting proposition to reign in what has already become a runaway train in many … Continue reading

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#FIM2010 MPR Integrity Checks

I recently had reason to suspect that there were a number of MPRs which had become corrupted in a lab environment due to the deletion of set objects. FIM 2010 doesn’t complain when you delete a set, but it will … Continue reading

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Identifying #FIM2010 Database Index Fragmentation

I want to share the following SQL script which I have adapted for FIM from the original here. If you read the blog post you will understand that both FIM databases meet the criteria the author describes (GUID cluster keys) … Continue reading

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#FIM2010 R2 SP1 (W2012) Oracle Management Agent requires additional Oracle driver

My good friend Henry from infoWAN in Germany asked me to post the following for him on my blog (in lieu of setting up one of his own at least for now).  Here is the tip that Henry discovered and was … Continue reading

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Uncovering #FIM2010 Service Set Correction Requests

When responding to this FIM forum post tonight it occurred to me that monitoring for and troubleshooting these events is something I’ve probably not rated highly enough on the priority list. Digging a bit further I stumbled upon this TechNet … Continue reading

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Optional Synchronization Rule Parameters

Recently I needed to extend a simple outbound sync rule (FIM 2010 R1) to provision a business email address to an HR system.  In the target HR system, multiple contact records can be recorded for a user, and under normal … Continue reading

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