Tag Archives: Script

Bulk registration of FIM SSPR question and answer gate (QA Gate) answers

Most, but probably not all, will know that the FIMAutomation PowerShell snapin that shipped with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 included additional cmdlets to those that shipped with FIM 2010.  The new cmdlets are for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) … Continue reading

Posted in FIM, FIM 2010 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Editing the FIM Portal web.config in a farm topology

Hit an interesting issue this week.  One of the projects I’m working on was patching pre-production with 4.1.3419.0 and at the end of the process two of the four portals were down.  Properly down.  HTTP 500 error.  The issue was … Continue reading

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

FIM, PowerShell and DateTime type attributes

In FIM 2010 we couldn’t update DateTime attribute types using the Configuration Migration PowerShell cmdlets.  This used to crop up from time to time and has hampered quite a few people over the last couple of years.  The good news … Continue reading

Posted in FIM, FIM 2010 R2, Scripting | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Invoking (running) SQL Server Agent Jobs using PowerShell

As I navigate the meandering thread of complexities that is the identity management project I inevitably find myself using SQL Server more and more.  Forgone is the text delimited management agent; embraced is the database management agent (specifically, SQL Server).  … Continue reading

Posted in Scripting, SQL Server | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SQL Server aliases

(a.k.a. Honestly…My top Layer-8 issue of 2010) SQL Server aliases: they need to be created on all clients that use them, not just the SQL Server! How do we create them?  Two primary ways: CLICONFG.EXE (%systemroot%\system32\cliconfg).  Native to Windows, the … Continue reading

Posted in Scripting, SQL Server | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Querying AD DS 64-bit integer (date time as ticks) using LDP (or anything else)

I hacked together a .NET command line application for a customer yesterday that basically resets the password of all users within scope to two random passwords.  Such functionality was required because we’d P2V’d a production DC into the lab.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Scripting, Troubleshooting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment