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 … Read more What is FIM Best Practice?
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 … Read more An error occurred while enumerating the filter ‘/group[DisplayedOwner=’XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX’]’
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 … Read more Cannot insert duplicate key row in object ‘fim.ObjectValueReference’ with unique index ‘IX_ObjectValueReference_ObjectKey_AttributeKey-Filtered_Multivalued’.
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 … Read more Microsoft Releases SharePoint User Profile, Generic LDAP and PowerShell Connectors to Connect
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 … Read more OCG Releases Splunk for FIM
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 … Read more More Redmond Identity 2014 Details
While reinstalling FIM Portal in our development environment, one of my colleagues was working on some XSLTs to parse the changes.xml file produced during FIM Portal migration and produce a summary that would allow us to cull out any schema elements and policies that we didn’t want to reintroduce to our ‘clean’ development environment. A … Read more New FIM Tool: FIMDelta
A few weeks back, I blogged that OCG had announced the dates for Redmond Identity, Access and Directory Summit 2014 as Jan7-9 again next year. Well, today I bought my ticket to go. It looks like OCG have taken on board feedback that some of the attendees last year provided, as rumours tell that there may … Read more I’m going to Redmond Identity, Access, and Directory Knowledge Summit 2014!
After recently upgrading a development environment from FIM 2010 to FIM 2010 R2 SP1, I decided to clear all objects out of the FIM Portal to give myself a clean development environment. So first, I ran various PowerShell scripts to clear out the users and groups (making sure not to delete my administrator users). Then, … Read more FIM 2010 R2 SP1: What happened to [debug].[DeleteOrphanedRulesByType]?
On March 19, 2013, Microsoft released FIM Hotfix Rollup 4.0.3684.2 for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010. A minor hotfix, this patch has two specific features: New version (22.214.171.124) of Microsoft.MetadirectoryServicesEx.dll. It is not clear what has changed in the new version of this dll, however it mentions you may need to fix references in your Rules … Read more FIM Hotfix Rollup 4.0.3684.2 Available