Improving on the Offline GAL Sync solution

Managing FIM Sync Export Files So I had a chance to work on a few additional enhancements to the LDIF-Based Offline GALSync solution. In the area of FIM file management one of the needs was to maintain an archive of each LDIF Export file which is created. So I decided it would be best to…


Architecture for an Offline GAL Sync process using FIM 2010 (plus Opalis and Windows Azure!)

Offline “GAL Sync” using FIM 2010 For one of our enterprise customers we developed a solution for what I will call an Offline GAL Sync, meaning we are sharing Exchange address book information across multiple disconnected organizations. We were not able to use the standard Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Galsync management agent because this requires…


Security best practices for Azure – whitepaper available

A new whitepaper titled Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications is now available. What’s significant here is, as we discussed in the Rise of Federation postings (1)(2) , is that leveraging claims-based identity is now considered a best practice for developing nearly any sort of application. If you want to keep your options…


Create your Server Core (Sysprep) image on Hyper-V and SCVMM

Recently i’ve been doing alot of “stuff” using Hyper-V and SCVMM in my home lab. When creating an SCVMM template for Server Core, one of the most important tools you must have is Core Configurator. See http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/documentation. Once you have a server template in SCVMM you can quickly create new VMs from it. For my…