Step 3: Configure FIM1

FIM1 configuration for the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Synchronization Service test lab consists of the following:

  • Install Windows Server 2008 R2 on FIM1

  • Configure TCP/IP Properties on FIM1

  • Rename and Joining the Domain on FIM1

Install Windows Server 2008 R2 on FIM1

Install the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system on FIM1.

To install Windows Server 2008 R2 on FIM1

  1. Start the installation of Windows Server 2008 R2.

  2. Follow the instructions to complete the installation, specifying Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (full installation) and a strong password for the local Administrator account.

  3. Once the installation completes, log on using the local Administrator account.

  4. Connect FIM1 to a network that has Internet access and run Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows Server 2008 R2.

  5. Once the updates are complete, restart FIM1 and log on as the local Administrator.

Configure TCP/IP Properties on FIM1

Configure the TCP/IP properties on FIM1 so that it can join the domain.

To configure the TCP/IP properties on FIM1

  1. In Initial Configuration Tasks, click Configure networking.

  2. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

  3. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

  4. Select Use the following IP address. In IP address, type In Subnet mask, type In Default Gateway, type In Preferred DNS server, type

  5. Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab. In DNS suffix for this connection, type the following text, click OK twice, and then click Close:

  6. Close the Network Connections window and leave the Initial Configuration Tasks window open.

  7. To check name resolution and network communication between FIM1 and DC1, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

  8. In the Command Prompt window, type the following text:

  9. Verify that there are four replies from

  10. Close the Command Prompt window.

Rename and Join the Domain on FIM1

Now, rename FIM1 and join it to the domain.

To rename FIM1 and join the domain

  1. In Initial Configuration Tasks, click Provide Computer Name and Domain.

  2. In the System Properties dialog box, on the Computer Name tab, click Change.

  3. In Computer Name, type the following text:
    FIM1 In Member of, click Domain, and then type the following text:

  4. Click OK.

  5. When you are prompted for a user name and password, type the following text and its password, and then click OK:


    You can also use the CORP\Administrator account to join FIM1 to the domain.

  6. When you see a dialog box welcoming you to the domain, click OK.

  7. When you are prompted that you must restart the computer, click OK.

  8. On the System Properties dialog box, click Close.

  9. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart Now.

  10. After the computer restarts, click Switch User, and then click Other User and log on to the CORP domain with the Administrator account.

  11. In Initial Configuration Tasks, click Do not show this window at logon, and then click Close.