Category Archives: Tools

Just in time–debugging

I’ve recently rebuilt a development environment – replacing my older Windows 2008 FIM R2 rig with a Windows 2012 MIM and hit an odd problem when trying to trigger the just in time debugger from within my code. Normally to … 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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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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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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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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My first CodePlex…

I’ve been sat on a stack of tools for a while – certainly from before joining my current employer, and have been contemplating what to do with them – some I’ll probably hang on to (and perhaps try turning into … 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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Publishing an On-Premise AD Account to Office365

When you first start looking at Office365 there’s a real need to get user accounts into the Cloud so you and your colleagues can start poking about, and while there are quite a few decent tools for getting bulk users … Continue reading

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Certificate Permissions

There’s a few instances where I’ve needed to install certificates and grant nominated accounts rights to open them (including the private key) – mainly for Microsoft cloud solutions for Live@Edu and Office365. This relies on the winhttpcertcfg tool (download here) … Continue reading

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