Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hotfix rollup (build 4.1.3627.0) is available

Just a quick note to you FIM'sters out there. Microsoft released a hotfoot for FIM2010 R2 today.

More information on the hotfoot can be found here -

As always, remember to test impact on your specific system, before applying. And oh, the backup, remember the backup, before applying.

Happy patching...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lync sample scripts for PSMA 5.5

I've had more than a few requests for sample scripts for managing Lync 2010 for use with my Powershell MA.

Well, time finally allowed for me to anonymize some scripts from a recent project where I have set up management of Lync 2010 enabling/disabling for users. The scripts are very basic and only handles enabling and disabling of user for Lync. You may have to modify the scripts to fit your environment and, also, you have to do provisioning for the Lync PS MA for users that should be Lync-managed.

As a note on side, instead of using Synchronization Rules for provisioning, you could have a look at my provisioning framework as well which seems to be very popular for simple provisioning.

You can download the Lync scripts from the downloads page for my Powershell MA.

I'll be happy to get some feed back on the scripts but as always, please post in the FIM2010 forum for any assistance so that others may benefit.

Happy P'shellin...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FIM MA Rules framework released

I'm very happy to announce that I have released an initial version of my declarative rules extension framework for FIM2010 R2. It is called FIM.MARE (short for FIM Management Agent Rules Extension).

The framework enables FIM administrators to, declaratively, create advanced flow rules with a wast number of transform functions and even conditions for FIM2010 R2. This framework can be used as a replacement for Synchronization Rules (SR's) or as a supplement to this.

FIM.MARE reads declared flow rules from an XML configuration file , which contains information about the management agent rules available. Also, it allow you to use your old DLL's that you have written for advanced flow rules and have these called by the framework.

The plan is to extend on this framework to make it very versatile. So I'd very much like receive feedback from you for new functions, transforms or similar - and of course if you find any bugs in the code.

You can find the project on CodePlex here -

I want to thank my good colleague, Frederik Leed for sparring with me on this and of course for testing it in real life.

Enjoy the framework - and let me know if it is useful to you...