Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Service Pack 1 released

January 2013 saw Microsoft release Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2.  The build number for R2 SP1 is 4.1.3114.0.  The official documentation for this SP (build) can be found on the Microsoft support website under KB article KB2772429.  In addition there are release notes and what’s new pages on TechNet:

The Service Pack was available on MSDN, TechNet and the Volume License download sites early January.  The SP went live on Windows update towards the end of January.  The official announcement, via KB2772429, happened on 30/01/2013.

There’s not a lot of point detailing new features or fixes in this post as all of that information is comprehensibly defined in the aforementioned URLs.  I will however draw your attention to a couple of, in my opinion, noteworthy aspects:

  • Deferred evaluation of criteria-based groups.
  • Support for Internet Explorer (IE) 10.  Hotfixes are required for IE 10 support:
  • Upgrade time from FIM to FIM R2 has been considerably improved.
  • The ADMA, FIMMA and ECMA2 have been optimised to import multi-value reference attributes (e.g. group membership) 2.5 times faster than previously.
  • Import-MIISServerConfig supports overwriting an existing configuration (as opposed to terminating with an error).
  • New supported infrastructure:
    • Support for the following systems when using the OOB management agents: AD DS and AD LDS 2012; SQL 2012; Exchange 2013 (you need to pick Exchange 2010, there’s no separate option within the ADMA); Sun 7.x and Oracle 11 for the Sun and Netscape DS (now renamed to Oracle directory servers).
    • Support for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 for FIM Service and FIM Synchronization Service; WS2012 for PCNS and Visual Studio 2012 for Rules Extension code.
    • Support for SharePoint 2013 and (as above) IE10 for FIM Service; Support for System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2012 for FIM Reporting; Windows 8 and Outlook 2013 for the client add-ins.
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About Paul Williams

IT consultant working for Microsoft specialising in Identity Management and Directory Services.
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3 Responses to Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Service Pack 1 released

  1. vmaceda says:

    Hi Paul,

    I tried to install the Reporting component. I have FIM 2010 R2 with SP1 and SCSM 2012. I get an error saying I have to install the KB2561430. This is apparently a hotfix for SCSM 2010 SP1. I thought that FIM R2 with SP1 supports SCSM 2012 as stated here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj863246(v=ws.10).aspx

    • I’ve not yet tried it with SCSM 2012. Ping me some more details off-line and we’ll see where we go – forename dot surname at Microsoft dot com.

      • There’s been some chatter on this topic internally and I have two pieces of information to share. Firstly a mismatch of versions between SCSM and SCDW can cause this check to fail, so be sure that both the SM instance(s) and the DW are running the same build.

        If the check still fails there is a workaround. A command line installation will work. If you have installed FIM and are enabling reporting be sure to utilise the EXISTINGDATABASE=1 option. If it’s a clean installation just do it as you would normally and the check will be skipped and the installation will succeed.

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