Declarative Provisioning in FIM and DN Values

Now that my customers are beginning to move forward with FIM 2010 implementations away from ILM 2007, I’ve begun to dig more deeply into configurations for “real life” scenarios and attempt to apply some of the lessons I’ve learned from my training in “ILM v2” (yes, it was that long ago when I took the…

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Parallel Task Execution for ILM/FIM using PowerShell

Last year, I wrote about how I would use VBScript to execute run profiles in ILM/FIM in parallel (mixed with some serial syncs since they don’t behave well when run in parallel). I’ve now created, with the help of a few friends and other TechNet/MSDN authors, a PowerShell script that will do the trick. It…

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SP1 And Dynamic Memory

With the release of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, a few new features were added to Windows. My favorite is, by far, Dynamic Memory for virtual machines on Hyper-V. What this does is basically allow you to set a range of memory, say from 512MB to 2048MB, that a…

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