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(2009-12-11) Experiences And/Or Differences With FIM2010 RC1 So Far (Part 4)

Posted by Jorge on 2009-12-11

XPATH Filter changes

Double negations are not supported/possible anymore. An example of a double negation is "/Person[not(MyAttribute != ‘_$$$_’)]"

Read more about it here:

In addition:

  • "contains()" function now works like SQL Full Text Search
  • descendants(), betweenTime(), atTime(), allTime() removed
  • membersof() changed syntax


After RC1, patches will be made available through Windows Update. You can also download these manually through the Windows Update Catalog.

At the time of writing, Update1 and Update2 have been released.

For the release notes see: FIM 2010 RC1, Update1 and Update2.

Management Agents (MA)

Support for:

  • Active Directory in Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Novell eDirectory 8.8
  • Sun Java System DS 6.2
  • IBM DB2 9.1, 9.5

To connect to RACF, ACF2, OS400, TopSecret, you will still need ILM 2007FP1.

FIM Service Partition

Read more here:

Checking Uniqueness during object creation

Read more here:

Sync Rules

Sync rules are now bidirectional, meaning that both inbound and outbound within one sync rule is possible.

New functions that are available for "External System Scoping":

  • NotContains, NotStartsWith, NotEndsWith

New functions that are available for attribute flows:

  • IsPresent

The GUI to create the Attribute Flows also changed. Previously you could create the attribute flows on one screen. Now you have one screen with two tabs for each attribute flow you need. One tab is for the source attribute and the other tab is for the destination attribute. I really do not like this change.

This is the main screen with all the attribute flows. When you want to create a new flow you click "New Attribute Flow"


This is what you will see when creating a new attribute flow.


* 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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