Monthly Archives: October 2011

FIM Service Management Agent Tracing

Most people don’t realise that the Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Management Agent (MA) utilises the Microsoft.ResourceManagement.dll as a static library for a number of operations.  What this means is that the FIM MA has the same logging interface as the … Continue reading

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How to update unicodePwd in LDP

Quick and cheerful reminder –if you want to perform a password set operation in LDP there’s two main ways of doing it: You can supply a string value to userPassword (providing the domain functional level is Windows Server 2003 or … Continue reading

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Forefront Identity Manager 2010 build 4.0.3594.2 released

Somewhere between Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October 2011 Microsoft made a new hotfix rollup package available for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010. This latest cumulative update is build 4.0.3594.2 and is available for download via kb2520954. There are several … Continue reading

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Failed to connect to the specified database or Forefront Identity Management Service #1

I was testing a configuration migration in a customer environment and, when importing the FIM MA, I hit the good old error: Failed to connect to the specified database or Forefront Identity Management Service. Please check the specified database location, … Continue reading

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Resynchronising ma-data and mv-data resources

In this post I mentioned that the ma-data objects were only created for a subset of my management agents when I performed a synchronisation of the Synchronization Service configuration to the FIM Service.  After writing the post I thought nothing … Continue reading

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Update Rollup 1 for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0

Yesterday Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0. The update includes hotfixes and updates that fix seven (7) product issues and add four (4) new capabilities to the product. Summarised, the changes are: Issue … Continue reading

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The use of the UocListViewControl for editing multi-value reference attributes

Jorge has recently thoroughly documented the UocIdentityPicker control using the subject of searching for and selecting resources as values for a multi-value reference attribute in a three post series: Searching For Objects When Populating Reference Attributes In FIM – Available … Continue reading

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