Category Archives: Snippets

massGAC

Fortunately it’s not a frequent occurrence, but once in a while I need to update multiple workflow’s at the same time – and today, that clocked in at around 34 new versions of DLLs. Rather than attempt to script a … Continue reading

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Packaging it all up – important note

One of the things I’ve learned this weekend, is that Management Agents packaged up on a FIM 2010 server can be installed onto a FIM 2010 R2 – but throws a fatal error when you try to instantiate a MA … Continue reading

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GAC & AIC made simple

One of the projects I’m currently working on has an awful lot of custom workflow activities, and that means that I spend a lot of time adding things to the global assembly cache and creating AIC entries – so much … Continue reading

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FIM MA – “failed to retrieve the schema”

Having made a couple of changes to my Portal config recently, I’m attempting to update the FIM MA schema to start populating the new attributes from the Metaverse – the only thing is that when I attempt to refresh the … Continue reading

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Revisit–Export from FIM Portal to AVP

I’ve been making extensive use of my DumpAVP.ps1 script – it’s one of those things that (at least for me) has been so useful I can’t believe I didn’t drop it together sooner. As part of increased usage, I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Interfering with Temporal Sets

On one of the environments I’m working in, I need to test a few Temporal sets – simple enough normally, simply make the changes and then then manually execute the FIM_TemporalEventsJob in SQL and wait for the dust to settle … Continue reading

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Packaging it all up

I’m currently in the middle of preparing a new XMA to hand over to a colleague, and as they need to use it rather than code it, I thought I’d try to make things as easy for them as possible … Continue reading

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Powershell – Export from FIM Portal to AVP

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while – it’s one of those scripts that I keep meaning to use and never quite spending 5 minutes to actually put together – very simply, some powershell that takes an XPath … Continue reading

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Removing & Reinstalling WSS 3.0

I broke my FIM installation today (not an uncommon thing in my world) and as I really badly broke the portal and Sharepoint Services decided that nothing but a full removal and reinstallation would do. Removing the portal is straightforward … Continue reading

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A New and Interesting way to break FIM

I’ve been playing around with a lot of custom workflows recently, and came across a new situation where all of a sudden I was unable to either create a new workflow or access the ‘activities’ tab of any existing ones … Continue reading

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