Monday, December 31, 2012

FIM MRE is now on CodePlex

I've decided to release my FIM Metaverse Rule Extension ( on CodePlex.

Basically, this framework allows FIM administrators to do declarative provision without using Synchronization Rules. I often find this useful if you need to synchronizing information on objects that don't go into the FIM Service/FIM Portal.

I'll be happy to hear more about your experience with this project and hope that you'll support it moving forward.

You can find the CodePlex site here.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Predica FIM Explorer

The guys over at Predica has made a nice tool for diving in to the FIM Service and meet all your XPath cravings.

It looks like a tool that is nice to have in your repository.

Check it out here ( - oh, and merry Christmas...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dump your Active Directory schema

Now and then I need to dump the current Active Directory schema or just do a little research in the schema.

Being a PowerShell junky, I won't go to ADSIEDIT even though that might seem easier at first. I'd much rather have the entire list of attributes as objects for filtering and sorting. So, PowerShell to the rescue.

(New-Object adsisearcher ([adsi] "LDAP://CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=fabrikam,DC=com", "(objectclass=attributeSchema)")).FindAll()

Give it a go the next time you near a domain controller and have just enough permissions.