Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Ramp Up

At my job role, I have being asked several times about what resources I would recommend to technical consultants that want to start with Identity Management solutions. Fortunately we at Microsoft  have a recommended training roadmap created for internal staff that – again fortunately – uses lots of public resources. While I cannot share here…

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Playing with Windows Phone 7 as USB Storage

Disclaimer: Procedures here are fully unsupported. Use at your own risk. Today I will post about my experiences trying to use Windows Phone 7 as a USB storage device. These “hacks” are already covered at many places and forums dedicated to Zune and Zune HD devices, but not for WP7. As long as I experienced…

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Internet Explorer Protected Mode Elevation Policy and Administrative Templates

Overview: You probably have run through the following popup when using Internet Explorer add-ons and extensions: In this example, I clicked a link in an Internet web page that pointed to an XPS file. This prompt is due to the fact that Internet Explorer is running in Protected Mode, and tries to open an application…

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Dual Boot Hyper-V VHD

This is a note to myself and others about how I added a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V VHD as dual boot over an existing Windows 7 installation. Before start, generate a new partition at the end of the Windows 7 partition, using diskmgmt.msc console. You can do this by shrinking the existing Windows 7 volume…

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SQL Script: Finding duplicates on supposedly unique values

Unsupported: Use at your own risk Sometimes you load data into metaverse that is supposed to be unique and you do not want to use FindMVEntries technique due to performance impact. This SQL scripts allow you to find out directly from DB if you have unexpected duplicates so you can talk to data store owners…

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SQL Script: Delete all CS and MV data

Unsupported: Use at your own risk This script will delete all the records from FIM Sync database tables without affecting the MAs. It is useful when you have lots of MAs and export srvconfig/restore empty db/import srvconfig means painful enter of login data against all data sources. TRUNCATE TABLE FIMSynchronizationService.dbo.mms_connectorspace; TRUNCATE TABLE FIMSynchronizationService.dbo.mms_cs_link; TRUNCATE TABLE…

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SQL Script: Delete Run History

Unsupported: Use at your own risk These three simple lines allow you to clear the Run History. You can use this when admin client does not allow you to clear the history through the UI. I’ve seen this a couple of times when History is huge. TRUNCATE TABLE FIMSynchronizationService.dbo.mms_run_history; TRUNCATE TABLE FIMSynchronizationService.dbo.mms_step_history; TRUNCATE TABLE FIMSynchronizationService.dbo.mms_step_object_details;…

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Standalone Network Emulator Tool

All credits go for Lonny Kruger and Ivan Neganov.  NEWT (Network Emulator for Windows Toolkit) is a software-based emulator which can emulate the behavior of both wired and wireless networks using a reliable physical link, such as an Ethernet. A variety of network attributes are incorporated into the NEWT emulation model, including round-trip time across…

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Hacking Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 Logs

Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only, provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. If you use it, you are actually hacking your ACT implementation, and therefore will be completely on your own, in an unsupported state. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. After writing the needed disclaimer, today…

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The Case Of… Windows 7 Network Connections empty folder

Well… this is not an Identity Management specific post, but I would like to make my blog more content wide and cover other areas of work and experience, so here it goes the first non-Identity post :). For some unknown reason, it happened to me that my “Network Connections” folder in Windows 7 x64 got…

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