Automating Rebuilding of FIM Service Database Full-Text Index Catalogs

A recommend practice is the regular rebuilding of the full text catalog for the FIM Service database, since this optimizes performance of FIM queries. Without attention to maintaining this catalog one may experience SQL timeouts occurring leading to failures in FIM requests. This blog entry contains the instructions on how to set up the automation to…


Automating the Clearing of a FIM Synchronization Server’s of Run History

As many of you know, periodically clearing of the FIM Synchronization Server’s Run History is not only a good idea, it’s a recommended practice. Since the run history is stored in the FIMSynchronizationService database, doing so serves to minimize the growth of it, which otherwise can grow to extreme sizes after a period of time if…


Powershell: Create 1000 Test User Accounts

For those looking for populate a test domain — oooh with say a 1000 users with distinct user attribute values — here is a script that I think will do you just fine:    Import-Module ActiveDirectory  $total = 1000 for ($userIndex=0; $userIndex -lt $total; $userIndex++)  {   $userID = “{0:0000}” -f ($userIndex + 1)  $userName = “test.user$userID”   Write-Host…


FIM 2010 Kerberos Overview & Setup

I don’t usually do this, but I came across just a great article on how FIM 2010 utilizes Kerberos for securing communications between its components, that I thought I would share it: FIM 2010 Kerberos Setup by Thomas Vuylsteke …What a great piece of IP


Automating FIM Syncs but "A Specified Logon Session Does Not Exist!" WTF does that mean?

Personally, I think it would be really nice — and perhaps is long overdue — for the FIM Synchronization engine to provide functionality to allow for the automated execution of run profiles on a schedule, but until that sweet day, we need to use the standard process of exectuing the run profiles via a script, initiated…