Monthly Archives: May 2011

Resetting an AD DS password and honouring password history and age using the LDAP_SERVER_POLICY_HINTS control

I recently had to do some frantic experimenting around the area of password reset. I was working with a customer on a convoluted solution that necessitated a password synchronisation operation from the DMZ into a production network without a trust. … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Deploying a federation server with a SQL database

This post is as much for me as anyone else (because I’ve done and forgotten how to do this three times thus I am writing it down). If you want to stand up a new Active Directory Federation Services (AD … Continue reading

Posted in AD FS | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Handling Request Parameters in your Workflow Activity code

I was reading Carol’s post on why there are reasons you’d want to perform actions in the Authorization (AuthZ) phase of the request processing pipeline and felt the need to respond to Carol’s statement on handling the request parameters in … Continue reading

Posted in FIM, Programming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FIM component database information script

I was chatting to a colleague about ideas for topics for this blog and he said why not post some of your scripts. I’m not a fan of posting scripts as most of the scripts I write that fulfil any … Continue reading

Posted in FIM, Scripting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FIM Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Active Directory password policy

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 Update 1, when coupled with a Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (or Windows Server 2008 Service pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM plus hotfix) Primary Domain Controller Emulator (PDCe) Operations Master … Continue reading

Posted in FIM, Self Service Password Reset | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Regenerating Expected Rule Entry (ERE) resources

So you’re setting up a FIM lab and you’re shooting from the hip because this is the envisioning phase of your project (i.e. you haven’t written your design yet).  You’ve setup an outbound synchronization rule (OSR), a workflow (WF) and … Continue reading

Posted in FIM | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment