Licensing for Office365 has always been a moving target for enterprise customers. Over the years I’ve implemented a plethora of solutions to keep licensing consistent with entitlement logic. For some customers this is as simple as everyone gets say, an E3 license.… keep reading
A Twitter Management Agent for Microsoft Identity Manager
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been evaluating a number of different approaches/concepts for some upcoming MIM development projects. Some of these I’ve blogged about already.
Having an Identity Manager Metaverse with identity data is a key dependency to being able to validate ideas and concepts.… keep reading
Consuming CSV files from an Exchange Mailbox via Exchange Web Services and FIM/MIM 2016 using the Granfeldt PowerShell MA
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
Managing SharePoint Online (SPO) User Profiles with FIM/MIM 2016 and the Granfeldt PowerShell MA
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
Dynamic Active Directory User Provisioning placement (OU) using the Granfeldt Powershell Management Agent
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
Managing AD Terminal Services Configuration with FIM / MIM using the Granfeldt PowerShell Management Agent
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
Provisioning Home Directories for Active Directory Users with FIM / MIM using the Granfeldt PowerShell Management Agent
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
Provisioning Users for Lync / Skype for Business with FIM / MIM using the Granfeldt PowerShell Management Agent
Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager contains numerous Management Agents (MA’s) out of the box. However, a MA for Lync / Skype for Business isn’t one of them.
Over the years I’ve accomplished lifecycle management for users in Lync via FIM using methods that aren’t strictly best practice / supported (e.g.… keep reading
Provision Users for Exchange with FIM/MIM 2016 using the Granfeldt PowerShell MA, avoiding the AD MA (no-start-ma) error
Forefront / Microsoft Identity Manager provides Exchange Mailbox provisioning out of the box on the Active Directory Management Agent. I’ve used it in many many implementations over the years. However, in my first MIM 2016 implementation in late 2015 I ran into issues with something I’d done successfully many times before.… keep reading