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MIMFIMMA Creation: Failed to connect to the specified database or Forefront Identity Management Service

Are you having issues creating the MIM/FIM Portal Management Agent because you are getting an error...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 02/18/2016

Help Desk RCDC Tab for Unlocking and Unregistering Users from SSPR

In virtually every Self-Service Password Reset engagment I have done, there is always some role that...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 11/05/2015

How to Enable Users to Access the MIM Portal

Ok, so you' ve imported all the users into the portal, but no other account can access it other than...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 11/03/2015

How to Update a Resource's Reference Attribute with just a Function Evaluator

I figured out something very simply yet no know with whom I consulted knew how to do: How does one...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/07/2014

A Note When Creating a Custom Resource Types that Has a Domain Attribute Binding

Ugh, this one was a pain-in-the-ass to figure out, but I did, so I thought I would share. The other...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/02/2014

Automating Rebuilding of FIM Service Database Full-Text Index Catalogs

A recommend practice is the regular rebuilding of the full text catalog for the FIM Service...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/02/2013

Automating the Clearing of a FIM Synchronization Server's of Run History

As many of you know, periodically clearing of the FIM Synchronization Server's Run History is not...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/02/2013

Powershell: Create 1000 Test User Accounts

For those looking for populate a test domain -- oooh with say a 1000 users with distinct user...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2013

FIM 2010 Kerberos Overview & Setup

I don't usually do this, but I came across just a great article on how FIM 2010 utilizes Kerberos...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 01/22/2013

Automating FIM Syncs but "A Specified Logon Session Does Not Exist!" WTF does that mean?

Personally, I think it would be really nice -- and perhaps is long overdue -- for the FIM...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 01/10/2013

FIM 2010 R2 SSPR Portals - 503: Service Unavailable / App Pool Services Stopping

This is a quick one and one I am going to jot down because sometimes the resolution to issues is...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 10/09/2012

Installing FIM SSPR Portals & Error: "Unable to connect to the Internet Information Server (Error: -2147221164)"

This evening, I was installing the FIM 2010 R2 Self-Server Password Register and Reset portals on a...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 10/02/2012

Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service is having trouble contacting SQL server -- Bah!

When installing FIM, do you ever get one of these: "Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 10/01/2012

SQL Server MA Resulting throwing "stopped-server" Exception

Last night, the one of our SQL MAs stopped working correctly with no apparent reason. Whatever...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 09/27/2012

Hiding the Display of Domain Information in the FIM 2010 Password Reset Portal

One of the features of FIM 2010 R2 is that the password reset portal is now anonymously accessible;...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 08/02/2012

Debugging the FIM 2010 SSPR "PWUnrecoverableError" error

Last night, I had a particularly devilish time trying to figure out why when users were attempting...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 08/02/2012

Ever Seen One of These? InvalidRepresentationException

While doing some custom FIM Activity development, I came across an exception that I had never seen...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/23/2012

Troubleshooting Debugging Custom FIM 2010 Workflow Activities: Common Irritants

This article is a reference for those who are having difficulities setting up their environment to...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/16/2012

Publishing a Custom Work Flow Activity to FIM 2010: Step-by-step

I have had a couple of newer FIM consultants ask me how to "get their custom activities into FIM"....

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/09/2012

Schema Retrieval Failed? Take Care When Creating Navbar Resources!

Last night, I spent a good 5 hours trying to determine why when a member of the Administrator set...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/08/2012

QuickSheet: How to create a custom view of resources in FIM 2010

This blog entry is to intended to act as a quick checklist or roadmap for those experienced in FIM...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 05/03/2012

FIM 2010 R2 RC

For those that missed it or need it, the following is a list of the changes included in FIM 2010 R2...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 12/08/2011

The Software Crisis: A Brief Look at How Rework Shaped the Evolution of Software Methodolgies

Introduction Software development, for all the contributions it has made to society in terms of...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/04/2011

What is Dynamic DNS?

Introduction What is Dynamic DNS? The short technical answer is: “Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is an...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

Identity Management: A System Engineering Survey of Concepts and Analytical Approaches.

Abstract Identity Management is a new and emerging field where business processes and technology are...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

A Letter to My Clients: How Computers Work

Dear Mr. Client O'Mine:Per your request to give you a high-level explanation of how computers work,...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

Even more about CPUs: What is CPU Caching?

Well, the slowest steps in the fetch-execute cycle are those that require accessing memory...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

CPU Parallelism: Techinques of Processor Optimization

There are two forms of parallelism that serve to improve the performance of processors: the first is...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

More on Cores: Single Core? Dual Core? Quad Core? What's the Difference?

The core of a processor refers its components, along with system memory, that facilitate the...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

CPU Core Symmetry: Asymmetrical versus Symmetrical

The symmetry of a multi-core processor refers to whether the cores are of a homogenous or...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

Computer Memory: A Brief Survey of Technologies

Below is a (very) brief cheat-sheet of descriptions of the most commonly used memory technology and...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

From a 100' View, What is TCP/IP? For that matter, what is a protocol?

Conceptually, a network is nothing more than a shared location used by several entities to...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

What is Steganography? A Quick Primer

Since the beginning of the War on Terrorism, there has been much fear and suspicion that terrorists...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

Software Maintenance Process of IEEE Standard 14764-2006

IEEE 12207: International Standard: Software Engineering - Softare Life Cycle Processes defines that...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution and the Staged-Model

Abstract Many of the software lifecycle models of today focus on and prioritize the initial...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 04/01/2011

HelloWorld();

Hey Everyone, Access Management needs, it's everywhere! I finally figured out how to associate my...

Author: Erich Karch Date: 03/30/2011