Category Archives: Snippets

The Undocumented Sync Engine

A colleague forwarded this onto me and I think it’s worth sharing – since leaving Microsoft, Andreas Kjellman has been writing up some of the ‘undocumented’ aspects of the ECMA2 and it’s absolute gold. The site is here: http://www.theundocumentedsyncengine.com/content/home.html And … Continue reading

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This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms

Or when FIM Filters go bad… I’m currently taking a new project into production for the first time, and was a bit confused when the Sets being uploaded started failing with the FIPS error above – especially as I don’t … Continue reading

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MIMWAL Demo

Update – A copy of this session is available on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TaTvfbgBJQ The FIM Team have organized a briefing and Demo about MIMWAL for Februarys session – should make for an interesting demo and discussion. From – https://www.thefimteam.com/fim-team-user-group/ Date:10th … Continue reading

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Microsoft WAL Library goes public

Microsoft have released their FIMWAL / MIMWAL “Workflow Activity Library” for building advanced workflows within FIM  / FIM. Code and more details can be located here: http://microsoft.github.io/MIMWAL/ If you’re at all interested in creating advanced workflows however it’s going to … Continue reading

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FIM EventLog records errors on searches

I’m currently debugging some custom workflow activities and updating the logging code so it produces more useful information (apparently my ‘development’ error codes aren’t human readable enough!) and noticed that I was getting lots of ‘KeyNotFound’ exceptions in the event … Continue reading

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HomepageConfiguration–IsConfigurationType

I’m currently working on some tools to upload portal elements and have been struggling with uploaded Homepage Configuration items – they upload, but they don’t display. Turns out that the IsConfigurationType flag needs to be set otherwise the Homepage item … Continue reading

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Adding PCNS to an ECMA2.0

One of my favourite tools that comes with working at Oxford Computer Group is an ECMA2 called the “delta generator” – at it’s simplest it’s a faster version of the FIM SQL management agent, but it’s got a few extra … Continue reading

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Working with FIM Exports

We’ve all been there – you run one little export-fimconfig cmdlet and next thing you know you’ve got a ton of data to process – and given the number of cross links between the different FIM objects you know it’s … Continue reading

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Feeling Lazy

I’m currently working on a project where I need to toggle transitions into a set – not an uncommon requirement, but one where I’m getting tired of using the GUI to locate my current “volunteer” user and set the required … Continue reading

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