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Next major release of FIM in the first half of calendar year 2015

The next full release of FIM will be delivered as part of Microsoft’s identity and access management product roadmap, which includes both on-premises investments and those we are making in Windows Azure Active Directory and related cloud services.

The investment areas for this next major release of FIM will include:

  • Hybrid scenarios with Windows Azure AD
  • User & Access Management
  • Audit & Compliance

Microsoft remains committed to delivering the identity and access capabilities offered in FIM (identity and access management).

We will share more details on specific features and functionality as we get closer to the release date.

 

SOURCE : Technet

 

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fim synchronization service event id 6313

This error took me some time to solve because the default solution didn’t work. The error tells us that performance counters are unable to load. The event logs in my FIM2010R2 synchronization server were filling up quickly. The errors were appearing while running any of my management agents.

Event ID:      6313
Task Category: Server
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      syncserver.
Description:

The server encountered an unexpected error creating performance counters for management agent “Active Directory MA”. Performance counters will not be available for this management agent

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Free user provisioning tool at the technet gallery

(Contributed by Denny from zohno.com)

New User Provisioning App for AD, Lync, Exchange and Office 365

When an administrator is in the final stages of a Lync deployment, he must enable the entire organization for Lync. Presumably, he will bulk enable current Lync users by piping get-CSaduser PowerShell command into the enable-CSuser command. But what about the new hires? Currently, there are only two ways he would approach this: either manually enable Lync users from the Lync control panel or enable Lync users via PowerShell. The problem with these two methods is the likeliness of inconsistency in accounts created. For example, in an organization with several administrators, if Admin X chooses to enable voice chat for users, while Admin Y does not, the lack of a standard can cause maintenance or troubleshooting nightmares when user problems occur and an administrator discovers that each user has varying enabled features.

Consistent users

It is essential that an organization conform to standards to ensure that each and every account is consistent. With many attributes available for different aspect of IT systems, this section can be easily overlooked during the process of creating new accounts. At the very least, an administrator should keep the following consistent: Conferencing policy, External access policy, and Registrar pool.

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NTVDM error – NTVDM has encountered a problem and needs to close

This one has nothing to do with UC, but I wanted to share this because a lot of people still use MS-DOS programs on Windows XP SP3.

Suddenly MS-DOS programs stopped working after running Windows update (June 2012). After starting the applications, Windows shows this error message :

 

 

 

 

 

 

in my case the error in the eventviewer with event ID 1000 was :

Faulting application ntvdm.exe, version 5.1.2600.5512, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x0ff82e63.

To solve this you need to uninstall the KB 2707511 update for XP , because this interferes with ntvdm.exe

*** UPDATE ***

This fixed, read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732488

(tnx to simon :D)

 

*** UPDATE ***

 

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Lync does not start and the Lync user interface is invisible

After a silent installation of the Lync client  using a group policy, script or other automated installation method, the Lync GUI (user interface) can be invisible. Lync has a few installation parameters you can use for a silent install. One parameter is very special and not intended for normal silent installations :  

/fulluisuppression

When you use this parameter as an installation parameter, the interface becomes completely hidden from the user. Applications that use Lync UI Suppression are responsible for recreating user interface elements from scratch. The Lync API with Lync running in UI Suppression mode is recommended for developers.

So, for a normal user installation I recommend using only the /install /silent parameters.

e.g. :  nl_lync_2010_x64_615697.exe /install /silent

for more information read these articles :

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Howto import PST files into Exchange 2010 using New-MailboxImportRequest

The command New-MailboxImportRequest was known in Exchange 2007 as import-mailbox. Nowadays in Exchange 2010 you don’t need Outlook anymore as Exchange has native support for PST files. Below you can find some examples.

Assign permissions:

First you have to assign yourself RBAC (Role Based Access Control) permissions. Fire up the powershell :

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User Administrator

Import a mailbox to a specified folder in the users mailbox

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox beurs –TargetRootfolder “ImportedArchiveFolder” -FilePath \\exchange01\e$\exmerge\ExchangeDude.pst

 Import a mailbox into a personal archive

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox ExchangeDude-BadItemLimit 50 -IsArchive –FilePath \\exchgange01\e$\exmerge\ExchangeDude.pst

View the status of all requests

Get-MailboxImportRequest | Get-MailboxImportRequestStatistics | ft TargetAlias,Percent*,BytesTransferred* 

or one job with the result output to a textfile

Get-MailboxImportRequestStatistics ExchangeDude\MailboxImport -IncludeReport | fl >>c:\temp\report.txt

Delete the history of completed jobs

Get-MailboxImportRequest -Status Completed | Remove-MailboxImportRequest

Force a queued job

Suspend-MailboxImportRequest -identity ExchangeDude\MailboxImport

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Exchange blog

Welcome to this Microsoft Exchange blog! For all the dudes who are working with Microsoft Exchange.

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