Wednesday 30 November 2016

FIM2010 Troubleshooting: Stopped extension dll load


When uploading a new extension to an existing deployment and trying to sync, the error "Stopped-extension-dll-load" was occurring. The deployment was already using rules extensions, so I did not expect any issues with .Net. After some basic troubleshooting steps, checking the .Net build version of the extensions, restarting services, checking the event viewer I found a hint to the solution.

Monday 31 October 2016

MIM 2016: RCDC Management with PowerShell


Editing the xml configuration of an RCDC can be time consuming if you have a lot of custom objects and or attributes in the portal schema. This article describes a way to automate this task completely. It also provides a start in implementing this approach in powershell using the System.Xml.Linq library.

Tuesday 30 August 2016

MIM2016 Troubleshooting: MIM Portal Performance Issue


After experiencing a decrease in MIM portal responsiveness after installation, I checked the server resources to see following memory consumption: task manager

Friday 26 February 2016

FIM2010: Selective Import Attribute Flow


Although FIM allows you to filter objects on import in the connector configuration, it does not allow you to filter attribute values for a certain population. An example use case could be: "Import all mobile numbers from HR, but not the mobile numbers for person X, Y and Z". Reason for this could be that the X, Y and Z's numbers should not occur in the global address list or some other system where they can be viewed by others.

This problem can be solved by manipulating the import attribute flow. Simply block the value of the mobile number for these people to flow to the metaverse. To complete this solution, make sure "allow null on export" is enabled on all export attribute flows for mobile. Also, if it is possible for people to update their mobile number in data sources other than HR, make sure there is an import attribute flow from these sources to prevent data loss. Alternatively, it can be solved by manipulating all export attribute flows for mobile numbers. Because this would have an impact on possible future export attribute flows for mobile, the import approach seems the way to go.