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(2009-12-11) Experiences And/Or Differences With FIM2010 RC1 So Far (Part 1)

Posted by Jorge on 2009-12-11

So FIM 2010 RC1 came out in the beginning of October are my first impressions, or changes I found (either through my own testing/reading or through some other posts):

OS Support

FIM 2010 now both supports Windows Server 2008 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). Be aware though; if you want to combine all kinds of technologies on one server (e.g. test/demo environment) check all requirements and pre-requisites of all components. For example, Exchange Server 2007 is not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and FIM 2010 does not support Exchange Server 2010 yet. However, Microsoft changed their plans and has decided to support Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 in the (near) future!

Additional Options During install + FIM Portal Access

Read more about this here:


FIM 2010 Portal itself

The graphics department at Microsoft has been busy changing its looks and rebranding everything within the system from "Identity Lifecycle Manager "2"" to "Forefront Identity Manager 2010"





Other Stuff within the product that was rebranded is:

ILM "2" RC0 Naming

FIM 2010 RC1 Naming

Identity Lifecycle Manager "2"

Microsoft Forefront Identity Management

ILM Service

FIM Service

MIIS / Sync Engine

FIM Synchronization Service


FIM Certificate Management

Object Type

Resource Type

Object Visualization Configuration (OVC)

Resource Control Display Configuration (RCDC)

Service: Microsoft Identity Integration Server

Service: Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service

Service: Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager Service

Service: Forefront Identity Manager Service

Service: Microsoft ILM Password Service

Service: Forefront Identity Manager Password Reset Client Service

Service: Certificate Lifecycle Manager

Service: Forefront Identity Manager CM Update Service

Identity Manager

Synchronization Service Manager

FIM MA in Identity Manager
Connection information for the FIM MA is different. You now need to specify the SQL Server, the SQL DB for the portal (to read from) and the address of the FIM Service you want to use for writes (You can have more than one FIM Service and you can dedicate a FIM Service instance for the FIM Sync Engine if you need/want to)


* This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights!
* Always evaluate/test yourself before using/implementing this!
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