Monthly Archives: April 2013


FIM2010 R2 SP1 now supported on Azure IaaS (IdMaaS?)

Paul Williams over at Microsoft announced yesterday on his blog that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has now gone into General Availability. With that release, Paul points to a KB article (KB2721672) that indicates FIM 2010 R2 SP1 is now a supported product on  Windows Azure Virtual Machines. There are some limitations, and some [...]

By | 2013-04-17T11:52:16+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Azure Active Directory, IdMaaS|1 Comment

What is FIM Best Practice?

I was having a conversation with some other FIM Consultants recently about a particular site I'd been working on, and the attempts I'd made at enforcing FIM Best Practice. At this, one of them asked me, "Well, what do you consider to be FIM Best Practice?". My answer to him at the time was, "Well, in [...]

By | 2013-04-17T11:34:36+00:00 April 17th, 2013|FIM Best Practice|0 Comments

An error occurred while enumerating the filter ‘/group[DisplayedOwner=’XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX’]’

Seems to be the week for silly errors. I was working on a custom workflow activity today, where I want to retrieve any group that has a particular DisplayedOwner, but kept getting the following error when the workflow was trying to use the Enumerate Resources Activity to search for a group : System.InvalidOperationException: An error [...]

By | 2013-04-11T13:09:00+00:00 April 11th, 2013|FIM Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Cannot insert duplicate key row in object ‘fim.ObjectValueReference’ with unique index ‘IX_ObjectValueReference_ObjectKey_AttributeKey-Filtered_Multivalued’.

I was working on a custom workflow activity today that was using the Update Resource activity to update a multivalue field in an object. Unfortunately, the request was coming up as 'failed' and in the Event Viewer, I was seeing the following error: Microsoft.ResourceManagement.WebServices.Exceptions.UnwillingToPerformException: Other ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Reraised Error 50000, Level 14, State 1, Procedure [...]

By | 2013-04-09T15:27:34+00:00 April 9th, 2013|FIM Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Microsoft Releases SharePoint User Profile, Generic LDAP and PowerShell Connectors to Connect

On March 28, 2013, Microsoft put out Release Candidates for several new FIM Synchronization Service Connectors, including: SharePoint User Profile Connector Generic LDAP Connector for Open LDAP PowerShell Connector The Release Candidate downloads are available via Microsoft Connect, along with the necessary upgrades to the FIM Sync Service, a technical reference for the SharePoint/LDAP connectors [...]

OCG Releases Splunk for FIM

If you're not familiar with Splunk (I wasn't), it's essentially an Enterprise monitoring and reporting tool that produces reports based on data generated by IT systems. According to the Splunk website, "it's the easy, fast and resilient way to collect, analyze and secure the massive streams of machine data generated by all your IT systems [...]

By | 2013-04-01T10:07:54+00:00 April 1st, 2013|FIM Resources, FIM Tools|0 Comments

More Redmond Identity 2014 Details

Oxford Computer Group sent out an e-mail this past Friday, informing alumni that their early-bird alumni special had been extended from March 31 until April 15. In addition, there was a bit more information in the e-mail about the conference: The Summit is a multi-year journey to understand both emerging identity technologies and implementation best [...]