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.

 

How-To: Manage Group Membership from the User UI in FIM 2010 R2

So, let’s start this blog with an Technet Wiki Articel i wrote a couple of days ago. This is the solution from one of my customers, which need to have helpdesk users to manage group membership like it is done in ADUC.

One of the missing features in FIM Portal is that you can not OOB change the group membership of users in the user UI, like it is done in AD with the memberOf. But with the Powershell Activity an some small scripts and RCDC editing you can build a really cool solution for that.

Technet Wiki: FIM 2010 R2 HowTo Manage Group Membership from User UI

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