[TROUBLESHOOTING] The Synchronization Service Engine Crashes

 Symptom During the process of a Full Import on the Active Directory Management Agent there is a reference on an Active Directory Organizational Unit to an Organizational Unit two levels down, the Synchronization Service Engine will crash. Cause A known issue in the Synchronization Service Engine.    Resolution Fixed in build 4.1.3479.0  Additional Information A hotfix…

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[REFERENCE] Installing Forefront Identity Manager Certificate Management Components on Windows Server Certificate Authority

About FIM CM installation files Initial install requires the MSI package. MSI packages are available in major releases (RTM, SP1, etc.).  Rollup patches are typically MSP files.     Steps to install CM CA components in non-standard location: Start the install from MSI as expected. On this screen: Unselect FIM CM Portal Unselect FIM CM…

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[REFERENCE] HOW TO: PowerShell Workflow: Execute PowerShell with an account other than FIMService

Introduction: Powershell workflow activities are executed by the FIM Service account by default.  There could be a situation where we want to run the Powershell script as another account – which means we need to save these credentials somewhere, preferably NOT in plaintext.  Here I’ll save the ADMA account password, since we’ll use it to…

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[Reference] Suppress SSPR Registration Page at Logon

The default behavior of the rich SSPR client is to check the user’s password registration status at every logon. If the user is not registered for FIM password reset in the portal the configured registration URL is presented to the user. Scenario The FIM SSPR rich client is being deployed to client workstations. Password registration…

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[Troubleshooting] SSPR Reset Portal – Error attempting to reset password

Issue A user goes to the SSPR reset portal. The questions are answered and the new password entered twice. The user receives the following error in the portal. Error while attempting to reset password. NOTE: The password is actually reset in active directory. Cause Two variables contribute to this issue. One, an invalid (demoted, removed,…

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Reference: New Connectors Available: Windows Azure Active Directory, Generic LDAP, SharePoint User Profile Store

We are pleased to announce that we have released three new Connectors for FIM2010R2 for public General Availability. Windows Azure Active Directory Connector This Connector can be used in scenarios not supported by DirSync, for example multi-forest or non-AD. We still recommend to use DirSync as the primary solution to synchronize AD to AAD and…

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[Troubleshooting-BHOLD] There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.

Problem Statement Attempting to install the BHOLD FIM Integration Module on a FIM Server with BHOLD Core being installed on a separate machine may fail with the following error dialog. Error There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.  A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.  Contact your…

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[Troubleshooting] DirSync FIM Sync Service would not start

Background After installing the Directory Synchronization Appliance, Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service would not start.  Troubleshooting Actions Attempted to start the Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service manually, but it would fail immediately.  The Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service would not timeout; it would just fail immediately. Reviewed file and registry permissions Reviewed Event Log Information…

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[Troubleshooting] CheckSharepointFarmAdministratorWithOpenPermission

Problem Statement When attempting to install the FIM Portal, it may rol back on you with no visible error message.  In that case, you will need to obtain a Windows Installer Log to understand what is happening.  In this issue. we obtained a Windows Installer Verbose Log and found the following information. Windows Installer Log…

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[Troubleshooting] The FIM server you have entered does not exist or is not running.

Background Had an issue where the FIM Portal was being installed on a separate server than the FIM Service. Receiving an error message during the FIM Portal installation:     “The FIM server you have entered does not exist or is not running.  Click ‘Back’ to enter a different server name.  If you plan to install the…

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