New versions of additonal FIM/MIM connectors released

New version of the additional FIM/MIM connectors are relased some days ago.

This connector package contains the following connectors:

There are a couple of fixes and enhancements on those connectors, you can get the complete list from the version release history:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnectsync-connector-version-history

(And yes, the placement of the documentation also makes no sense to me since these are FIM/MIM only connectors)

Connectors can be downloaded from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51495

 

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The FIM Team User Group: Demonstration of MIMWAL

Just an addition to my post some days before regarding general availability of MIMWAL.

If you are interested in having a short introduction and demonstration of the MIMWAL capabilities and features considering to join The FIM Team User Group Meeting on Februar 10. 2016 20:00 UTC.

See: The FIM Team User Group

If you are not already on the mailing list, send a mail to the address mentioned on that site to get the invitation and URL for that Skype Online Meeting.

 

MIM Workflow Activity Library (MIMWAL) public available on GitHub

Just some days ago I saw this announcement in the FIM/MIM technet forum

The MIMWAL is a Workflow Activity Library (WAL) for building complex workflows in the Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 and Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 solution.

The WAL is a powerful solution accelerator for MIM / FIM that provides foundational activities which can be combined to create complex workflows to implement business processes within a MIM / FIM solution simply by configuration instead of coding for days and months.

MIMWAL Features

  • Building-block Workflow Activities
  • Conditional Execution Capability for Building-block Activities
  • Support for Iteration Over a Collection of Values in Building-block Activities
  • Deep Resolution Capability for FIM Lookup Grammar
  • Rich Library of Workflow Functions
  • UI Framework for Building Additional Custom Workflow Activities
  • Support for ETW Event Tracing
  • Optimization of Update Requests
    • Combining multiple updates into a single request per resource per activity
    • Issuing update request only when resource is actually modified.

More information

Please visit the MIMWAL site at http://aka.ms/MIMWAL for information on project source code, releases and documentation, and discussion forums.

 

This activity library was used by Microsoft Conculting Services (MCS) ind their projects, and is now public usable for all of us. So if you are not want to develop your own libraries this one could help you built your solution, so give it a try and if you find any issues please respond directly on github.

 

 

New hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3646.0) is available for FIM 2010 R2

A new hotfix rollup package for FIM 2010 R2 was released shortly.

Hotfix release build numbers are:

  • Forefront Identity Manager     4.1.3646.0
  • BHOLD     5.0.3079.0
  • Access Management Connector     5.0.3079.0

There are a lot of fixes for nearly all part of FIM, see Release Notes for more details.

You can directly download this hotfix here.

 

Hotfix (Build 4.1.3634.0) released correcting issues with PCNS in Server 2012 R2 Domains

A new hotfix for FIM 2010 R2 was relased, which mainly corrects the issue with Password Change Notification Service (PCNS) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers.

See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3048056/ for details and dont forget to check the “Known Issues” section if you have issues with custom MAs (ECMA) after applying the hotfix.

The release notes also showing the following hint:

Note In all supported cases, the FIM Synchronization Service must be installed only on a Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 member server. It must not be installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 member server. Only the PCNS component can be installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller.

You can download the hotfix here.

 

New FIM License Model as of 1. April 2015

I could not believe the news yesterday I read on Peter Geelens blog about the new License Model of FIM, thought of an April’s fool first 😉

But all information is still present, Microsoft gives a great surprise to us all.

In short:

  • FIM Server License is now included in the Windows Server License (Standard and Datacenter)
  • Only CALs are needed for users managed in portal.
  • External Connector License is switching to Windows Connector License.

So if you only plan to implement the Sync Engine you have already paid for FIM with your Windows Server License and can setup a scenario for “free” (nearly).

Take a look at the product use rights (PUR):

Main site: Volume Licensing

Or download the PUR document directly:

German: www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?documenttype=PUR&lang=German

English: www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?documenttype=PUR&lang=English

From my perspective this is the “News of the Year”.

/Peter

PowerShell Activity: Issues with GUIDs in Workflow Activities and Sync Rules

I recently faced a problem with GUIDs generated in a PowerShell Workflow Activity. As you can see in my previous blog posts I use the FIM PowerShell Workflow Activity a lot of times (nearly most the time).

Currently I’m working on provisioning of user accounts with exchange mailboxes, in addition I have to activate/create the Online Archive for users.

I’m following this blog article from Eihab Isaac for the correct attributes to set, except that I want to do all this with portal sync rules and declarative provisioning.
If you take a look at the article you can see that you have to provide a new GUID to the msExchArchiveGUID attribute in order to get the archive feature to work. Read more of this post

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