Support-Info: Azure AD Connect Sync Security Groups

FOCUSED PRODUCT Azure AD Connect 1.1.443.0   Hello. The purpose of this blog, is to discuss the Security Groups that are installed when installing Azure AD Connect.  If you have been using versions of the Synchronization Service engine for a while, you may already be familiar with these Security Groups. These four(4) Security Groups are… Read more

SUPPORT-TIP: Azure AD Connect Sync – Sync Rules – Precedence

PRODUCTION USED FOR THIS BLOG Azure AD Connect v1.1.281.0 Azure AD Connect v1.1.443.0 NOTE: In theory, unless something major changes in the product, this will work for pretty much any version of Azure AD Connect. The versions above are just what I utilized during the course of this blog.   SCENARIO DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE OF… Read more

Support-Tip: Custom Synchronization Rules – (Testing)

PRODUCT USED FIR THIS BLOG I utilized the following Azure AD Connect builds for the snapshots involved in this blog: Azure AD Connect v1.1.443.0 Azure AD Connect v1.1.281.0 NOTE: This applies to all versions of Azure AD Connect currently PURPOSE I am writing this blog with the intention to discuss Custom Synchronization Rules in Azure… Read more

Support-Info: Management Agents (Connectors) New Release

We are happy to announce the release of the new connectors for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. You can download the connectors from here. You can find information on changes in the connectors here.… Read more

Warning : Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) mainstream support is ending 10/10/2017

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) mainstream support is ending 10/10/2017. Please upgrade to Microsoft Identity Manager 2016. More information: – The FIM lifecycle information is provided here – For information on public releases of identity products review the post titled Microsoft Identity Software: Public Release Build Versions… Read more

Support Tip: How to deprovision an Azure AD CS object

*** DISCLAIMER *** This blog has been put together for the purpose of illustration.  You may have to change certain properties to fit your specific business needs. *** DISCLAIMER *** PRODUCT USED FOR TESTING/WRITNG BLOG Azure AD Connect (Build:   SCENARIO DESCRIPTION / GOAL Think about this scenario.  You have synchronized several objects to… Read more

Support Tip: BHOLD–Attestation Portal stops working

PROBLEM SCENARIO DESCRIPTION In rare cases, the BHOLD Attestation portal fails to render. In the logs, you see something about unable to load file. From research, there is a problem with how ASP.NET manages the files it generates in C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\bhold_attestation Attestation log: <Data>Could not load file or assembly ‘App_Web_b2ggad-k, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or… Read more

[Support Tip] :: MIM 2016 SP1 Slip Stream build is now available

Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 with Service Pack 1 Slipstream is now live on subscriber downloads. You can see it at: Or at the new VS portal (Note: You need a subscription to view files): *NOTE: If you are utilizing the initial MIM 2016 SP1 (4.4.1297.0), we do encourage you to upgrade to… Read more

KB: SQL Server availability solutions for Microsoft Identity Manager services databases

Just a quick FYI to let you know about a new KB article we published that describes the availability solutions for Microsoft SQL Server for the Microsoft Identity Manager service (FIMService) and Synchronization service (FIMSynchronizationService) databases. As currently noted in the KB, high availability is supported in the following scenarios for a configuration of SQL Server:… Read more

Support Tip: How to merge a group object with a contact object

FOCUSED PRODUCT Azure AD Connect (should be possible with all builds of AADConnect – if you run into an issue, comment or email me) PROBLEM SCENARIO DESCRIPTION The problem we are attempting to resolve here is how to take a Group Object from Forest A and merge it with a Contact Object from Forest B… Read more