Tag Archives: FIM Synchronization

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

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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

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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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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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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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Error saving the FIM Sync key set

Ran into something unusual just now with the FIM R2 Sync install – at the end of the install after having selected a folder to save the *.bin file to, there was a delay of about 30 seconds before I … Continue reading

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What is Identity Broker?

To paraphrase an earlier post, FIM Sync would be easy if every system or application was as straight-forward to provision and sync with as the AD or ADLDS connector. It struck me sitting in Chris Cox’s FIM 2010 RC0 training … Continue reading

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‘Failed to connect to the specified database’ error after sync server import

If you have a look at this thread, and others like it, you will see that one of the recommended fixes is to restart the server. It always seems such a cop-out type of fix to do this – sort … Continue reading

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When one FIM sync server just might not be enough?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the inherent scalability challenges of the FIM sync engine as we seek to push it harder and harder, throwing more and more identities and other related objects at it.  Is there a limit, … Continue reading

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