Friday, November 20, 2009

FIM 2010 SDK and IT Pro Docs

FIM 2010 SDK on MSDN
I look in here all the time when trying to figure out the details on how things work in FIM, as well as looking into all the extensibility points. For some reason I wasn't able to find this until just recently.

FIM 2010 IT Pro Docs on TechNet
The IT Pro Docs on TechNet are really useful if you're new to FIM and want to try it out in your own lab. Also handy to sanity checking your lab configurations. The installation guide is especially handy.

Troublshooting Password Resets

FIM Self-Service Password Reset makes use of the FIM Sync Service to deliver the passwords to Active Directory, as described in Anthony Ho's Blog.

When troubleshooting you are probably going to be focusing on different product components:
1. FIM Self-Service Password Reset Client Issues
2. FIM Service Issues
3. FIM Sync Issues

If you've narrowed it down to #3 then it is handy to repro without having to constantly go through the SSPR gates.

To troubleshoot FIM Sync password issues try using PowerShell to call WMI against the ADMA in question. It will quickly tell you what the error is, allowing you to make configuration changes to test different options.

T'here's a WMI script in the MSDN Developer Reference for ILM, but if you look at the bottom of the page there is also a much shorter PowerShell script.

Happy troubleshooting!