FIM Guru – How to Bulk Import Attributes Flow Rules into a Synchronization Rule in the Portal

It's time for another July TechNet Guru winner!

Congratulations to Ike Ugochuku, our FIM Guru winner for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013.


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Here is the gold-medal-winning article:

FIM 2010 R2: How to Bulk Import Attributes Flow Rules into a Synchronization Rule in the Portal


Now let's look at all the winning articles:


Guru Award  Forefront Identity Manager Technical Guru - July 2013 
Gold Award Winner


Ike Ugochuku FIM 2010 R2: HowTo - Bulk import of attributes flow rules into Synchronization Rule in the Portal Peter Laker: "Excellent article"
Ed Price: "It's great that you thought of the Prerequisites section."
Silver Award Winner


Ike Ugochuku FIM 2010 R2: HowTo - Make a connection to Oracle Database 11g Peter Laker: "Very close second. Nice layout and content."
Ed Price: "Good formatting. The steps could be introduced more and given numbers. More explanations would help. Great job!"


Just the two entries, so Bronze goes unclaimed this month. Great work however from the two we received.



And here's an excerpt from the article:



I had to create 6 Sync rules each one with 100+ attribute flows. It would take me at least 2 dedicated workdays to do this repetitive task. My research revealed that the only means available to automate this task is to adapt the Migration deployment steps

FIM 2010 Configuration Migration Deployment Steps

Here is how I adapted these steps to accomplish this work in less than 20 minutes.


  1. FIM 2010 R2 should be installed, the sync engine and the Portal should be installed.
  2. The FIM Service MA should be configured and synchronized.
  3. In the sync engine make sure that all the required Metaverse (MV) attributes are present, there may be some custom attributes that need to be created. In the Management Agent for the sync rule make sure all the required local attributes have been selected.
  4. Refresh the Portal schema. Go to the FIM Service MA re-enter the MA account password and click ok.
  5. Make sure you can run powershell scripts on the server.
  6. Make sure you are logged with an account with rights to the Portal e.g the Portal service account.
  7. Go to the FIM Portal and create the Sync rules you want e.g Contoso AD Sync Inbound, Contoso AD Sync Outbound.  See the following links below on how to do this




Read the rest here:

FIM 2010 R2: How to Bulk Import Attributes Flow Rules into a Synchronization Rule in the Portal  


Thanks to Ike Ugochuku for your great contribution to the TechNet Guru contest! You can read about all the July winners here: TechNet Guru Awards - July 2013


Also, for the August Guru competition, see TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2013


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