FIM / MIM Preparation Script Version 1

Updated 23 September 2016  MIMPrepScript.zip For the past few weeks my colleague and I who co author this blog have been working on a script to assist in the preparation and prerequisites to install FIM or MIM on your network. The goal is to complete as much of the labor intensive steps as possible that…


SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 2 ( Install Prerequisites )

Note: for the purpose of this blog posting i have created a Folder called “SPF2013” which includes all Prerequisite software including the SharePoint Foundations installation file. Additionally i have a folder i named “core” which includes the unpacked files. Continuation from SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 1 ( Download all Prerequisite software ) Open up…


Unpack the SharePoint Foundations installation files.

Please be sure to have all of the SharePoint Foundations Prerequisites downloaded,  SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 1 ( Download all Prerequisite software ) For installing SharePoint Foundations 2013 SP1 offline you require the prerequisiteinstaller.exe file which can be unpacked from the SharePoint.exe file that you may have already downloaded or you can download from…


SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 1 ( Download all Prerequisite software )

The following steps can be used to install and Configure SharePoint Foundations 2013 in Offline mode. (Server 2012 / R2 ), In this first part of the “SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline” Series we will be walking through how to locate all files necessary to install SharePoint Foundations offline as well as prepare the server for…


The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 4: Delta/Full Import/Synchronization Explained

In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 1: New User Synchronization”, we covered the complete synchronization process as it relates to new objects.In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 2: Existing User Synchronization”, we stepped through the sync process for modifying a preexisting user object. In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 3: Joins”, we…

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The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 3: Joins

In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 1: New User Synchronization”, we covered the complete synchronization process as it relates to new objects.In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 2: Existing User Synchronization”, we stepped through the sync process for modifying a preexisting user object. In both of those, we mentioned joins and the sync…

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The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 2: Existing User Synchronization

In “The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 1: New User Synchronization”, we covered the complete synchronization process as it relates to new objects. To add to that, I’d now like to discuss the complete synchronization process as it relates to pre-existing objects. As you can see below, we have the same basic environment (SQL data…

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The Complete Synchronization Process – Part 1: New User Synchronization

Let’s take a deep-dive look at the actual synchronization process. For the purpose of this example, we will keep our environment very simple. For the time being, forget about the FIM portal or any other data sources. In this scenario, we will have a SQL data source (HR, for example) and an Active Directory. The…

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Provisioning a Mail Enabled User

I’d like to cover something that I get asked about a lot: provisioning mail enabled users with FIM. In this example, I’m going to focus more on the FIM pieces and much less on the Exchange piece as I am in no way an Exchange guy. (Heck, I’m just barely a FIM guy.) As such,…

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