MIM Handy Tip Series – Breadcrumbing

Everyone put your phones down and get your pencils ready. It’s Pop Quiz time! If Kris Tackett and Anthony Marsiglia are given equal precedence for the knowledge attribute as they are the creator’s of this blog and I possess the NULL gene – who wins? Did you figure it out.. Ok, that was a little…


Rules Extensions –Understanding Date Time Conversion Part 2

In this post we will continue the understanding of using functions in a rules extension to manage Date Time Attributes into and out of the Metaverse. The most popular use of these DateTime functions is to convert the accountExpires attribute to the employeeEndDate attribute in the FIM / MIM Portal. Now lets take a look…


Outbound Synchronization Rule Type Application – Explained

Something I get asked about a lot are the different types of outbound synchronization rules. When creating a new outbound synchronization rule, the astute observer will notice there are two specific types here: Those of you who remember the old days of FIM 2010 RTM will recall we only had the first type available to…


Sync Rule Walk Through: Outbound System Scoping Filter User Synchronization Rule

  Welcome to Part 2 of the “Sync Rule Walk Through” series. In Part 1 we talked about an inbound user synchronization rule from AD into MIM. Now that we have users in the portal, the next logical step is getting them back out. As with the inbound sync rule example, this one will be…


Sync Rule Walk Through: Inbound User Synchronization Rule

  While we’ve touched on sync rules in the past with some examples, I’d like to dedicate some time to actually stepping through the creation of various types of sync rules. To start off, we’re going to do what I would consider the most common and one of the first (if not the first) to…


Understanding Joining

Update 1/19/2017 There are 3 ways to set up Join Logic for objects in the Connector Space of an MA to “Join” to objects in the Metaverse. 1st. Direct Join on the MA , configured on the MA within the properties and by selecting “Join and Projection”, yes this is the same section you would…


Basic Projection into the Metaverse

Projecting objects into the Metaverse that exist in the Connector Space but not the Metaverse can be as easy as setting up the MA with Projection declaration set with the only caveat being that you select the correct MVObject Type you wish to project the CSObject to in the Metaverse. I cant tell you how…


Cross Forest Management – (Create groups with FSP’s as Members) Part 2

In continuation of Cross Forest Management – (Create groups with FSP’s as Members) Part 1  At this point you should have Groups from the Source Forest being created in the Destination Forest with the “FSP” of the user instead of the member of the group in the Source Forest. If for some reason the FSP’s…


Cross Forest Management – (Create groups with FSP’s as Members) Part 1

Scenario: 2 Forest Contoso Fabrikam Each Forest has Exchange installed Fabrikam needs to allow members of members of groups to access SharePoint Resources Contoso will be the source for all Groups Groups need to be created in the Fabrikam Forest with an updated Display Name and samAccountName to include “SP_” Contoso TestGroup Fabrikam SP_TestGroup Members…


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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