[INFO] Certificate Services fail to start after installing CM CA Modules

Issue Upon installation of the FIM CM certification authority modules the certificate services fail to start. The following event is logged in the FIM Certificate Management event log on the CA. Log Name:      FIM Certificate Management Source:        FIM CM CA Modules Date:          12/23/2013 2:45:42 PM Event ID:      0 Task Category: None Level:         Error Keywords:      Classic…


[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…


FIMCM: EnvelopedCMS decryption failed. Fall back to AES Method

Recently worked a fairly easy Certifcate Management case.  I know!  I know!  Easy Certificate Management issue!  😀  Well, in this case, the exception in the FIM Certificae Management Event Log was very helpful.  I created a wiki dumping the event long and the resolution.  Check it out here.

FIM CM: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

All, Worked an issue recently on FIM CM.  A very common error dealing with the “Object Reference not set to an instance of an object”.  Here is the write up for you. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/object-reference-not-set-to-an-instance-of-an-object.aspx