Usually when I’m writing PowerShell scripts I do it from a development virtual machine with a known environment state. However, yesterday I was trying to do something simple and quick and was writing it on my everyday laptop.
This solution on first look is quite random. A management agent that consumes a flat file (comma separated file) isn’t ground breaking, but when the twist is that the CSV file is in an email in an Exchange Inbox, it’s quite a different scenario.… keep reading
Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager does not come with an out-of-the-box management agent for managing SharePoint Online.
Whilst the DirSync/AADConnect solution will allow you to synchronise attributes from your On Premise Active Directory to AzureAD, SharePoint only leverages a handful of them.… keep reading
A new hotfix rollup was released on the 11th of March Microsoft Identity Manager contains a number of fixes and some new functionality.
It appears that it also contains a new bug. Information about this came to my attention from Ryan Newington
The bug kicks in if you’re trying to run sync sequences on multiple MA’s simultaneously.… keep reading
A new hotfix rollup was released on the 11th of March for Microsoft Identity Manager that contains a number of fixes and some new functionality.
One new feature according to the release notes is a new cmdlet Add-MIISADMARunProfileStep
This cmdlet allows the creation of MIM Synchronisation Management Agent Run Profiles using PowerShell.… keep reading
This post is details my method for automating the creation of AzureRM virtual machines for use in a development environment. I’m using this process to quickly standup an environment for testing configurations on.
In summary this process;
- parallel creation of the AzureRM Virtual Machines
All machines have the same configuration
- NIC, Disks etc
- All machines are created in a new Resource Group, with associated Virtual Network
Simultaneous Creating the AzureRM Virtual Machines for MIM 2016
For my MIM 2016 Lab I’m going to create 5 Virtual Machines.… keep reading
How many times have you wanted to Start or Stop all Virtual Machines in an Azure Resource Group ? For me it seems to be quite often, especially for development environment resource groups. It’s not that difficult though. You can just enumerate the VM’s then cycle through them and call ‘Start-AzureRMVM’ or ‘Start-AzureRMVM’.… keep reading
When using Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager for provisioning users into Active Directory, determining which organisational unit (OU) to place the user in varies from customer to customer. Some AD OU structures are flat, others hierarchical based on business, departmental, functional role or geography.… keep reading
Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager contains numerous Management Agents (MA’s) out of the box. However an MA for managing AD Terminal Services user configuration isn’t one of them. And at first pass you’d think you could just manipulate a few attributes in AD on an AD MA like you do for home directories (aside from creating the file and permissions on the filesystem) and you’d be done.… keep reading
Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager contains numerous Management Agents (MA’s) out of the box. However an MA for creating user home directories and setting the associated permissions isn’t one of them.
Over the years I’ve accomplished home directory provisioning and permissioning in Active Directory / Windows File Services and Novell eDirectory / Novell File Services using methods that aren’t strictly best practice / supported (e.g.… keep reading