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Note-to-self: the Short URL collection bookmarks

Thu 10 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
Category Short Url Description
Book http://aka.ms/packtpub_da_troubleshooting Book: Direct Access troubleshooting
Exchange http://aka.ms/mostpopularexch2010wiki Most poplar Exchange 2010 articles on TN Wiki
FIM http://aka.ms/ecmaresourcewiki ECMA Resource Wiki
FIM http://aka.ms/fim_codeplex FIM projects on Codeplex
FIM http://aka.ms/fim_portsrightspermissions FIM Ports, rights and permissions
FIM http://aka.ms/fim2010 http://identityunderground.wordpress.com/
FIM http://aka.ms/msidentitypublicreleases Microsoft’s Identity Software: Public Release Build Versions
FIM http://aka.ms/msidmpublicbuilds Microsoft’s Identity Software: Public Release Build Versions
FIM http://aka.ms/msidmpublicreleases Microsoft’s Identity Software: Public Release Build Versions
FIM http://aka.ms/powershellma PowerShell Management Agent > The IDM explorer
FIM http://aka.ms/understandingfimdeprovisioning Understanding Deprovisioning
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010R2-RC FIM 2012 R2 RC
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010R2BetaDocs FIM R2 Beta docs
FIM http://bit.ly/pGW4gS FIM Exam
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010BetaExam FIM Exam
FIM http://bit.ly/TNEdgeCustomizingFIMPortal FIM Portal customisation
FIM http://bit.ly/CreatingCustomRCDC FIM Creating Custom RCDC
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010HotfixRSS FIM Hotfix RSS
FIM http://bit.ly/FIMTags FIM tags
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010_slowlink Improve FIM performance over slow link
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010Solutions FIM 2010 Solutions from partners
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010CustomActivity_WF FIM Custom Activity WF
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010SDK FIM 2010 SDK
FIM http://bit.ly/FIM2010Resources FIM 2010 Resources
FIM http://aka.ms/fim2010bpa FIM 2010 Best Practice Analyser
FIM http://aka.ms/fim2010functionsref FIM 2010 Functions Reference
FIM http://aka.ms/fim2010partnermas FIM 2010: Management Agents from Partners
FIM http://aka.ms/fim2010r2bpa FIM 2010 Best Practice Analyser
FIM http://aka.ms/fimblogs FIM 2010 Community, feeds & blogs
FIM http://aka.ms/fimbuild_overview FIM Build Overveiw
FIM http://aka.ms/fimbuilds FIM Build Overveiw
FIM http://aka.ms/fimcmpermissions FIM CM Permisssion
FIM http://aka.ms/fimcommunity FIM Community overview
FIM http://aka.ms/fimcommunity_feeds_blogs FIM Community overview
FIM http://aka.ms/fimfilema FIM File MA
FIM http://aka.ms/fimlpdownload FIM Language Pack download
FIM http://aka.ms/fimma_ln8 FIM Lotus Notes MA
FIM http://aka.ms/fimmaportspermissions FIM Rights, Ports & Permissions
FIM http://aka.ms/fimmas FIM Management Agents
FIM http://aka.ms/fimmasfrompartners FIM Management Agents from partners
FIM http://aka.ms/fimrampup Learning FIM
FIM http://aka.ms/fimresources FIM Resources
FIM http://aka.ms/fimscriptbox FIM Script box
FIM http://aka.ms/fimsecurity FIM Security Setup
FIM http://aka.ms/fimtechoverview FIM Technical Overview
FIM Book http://aka.ms/fim2010r2bestpracticesbook FIM Book
FIM Book http://aka.ms/fim2010r2handbook FIM Book
FIM Book http://aka.ms/fim2010r2handbookshortcuts FIM Book
FIM Book http://aka.ms/fim_r2_best_practices_vol1 FIM Book
FIM Community http://aka.ms/fimteamug FIM Team User Group
FIM Forum http://aka.ms/fimforum FIM Forum on Technet
FIM Forum http://aka.ms/fimforumtn FIM Forum on Technet
FIM Learning http://aka.ms/fim2010rampup Learning FIM
FIM News http://aka.ms/2013fimannouncement 2013 FIM Announcement
FIM Technet http://aka.ms/tnwikiforum FIM 2010 Forum
FIM Wiki http://aka.ms/fim2010resources FIM 2010 Resources
FIM Wiki http://aka.ms/fim2010wiki FIM 2010 Wiki
Forefront http://aka.ms/forefrontroadmap Forefront Roadmap announcement
Forefront http://aka.ms/forefronttechcenter Forefront Tech Center
ILM http://aka.ms/ilm2007gettingstarted ILM Getting Started
Learning http://bit.ly/MS_MVA Microsoft Virtual Academy
PFE http://aka.ms/pfe_wiki Premier Field Engineering at TN Wiki
PFE http://aka.ms/stayoutoftrouble Premier Field Engineering
PKI http://bit.ly/MSPKIBook MS PKI Book
PKI http://bit.ly/CurrentCLMresources Current CLM Resources
Security http://bit.ly/MS_BRS Business Ready Security
Security http://bit.ly/NEAT_Spruce Neat And Spruce at Microsoft
Security http://bit.ly/FBLeak20110510 FB leak
Security http://bit.ly/DownloadBRSTrial Microsoft Business Ready Security Trial Environment
Sharepoint http://aka.ms/sp2010kernelmodeauthn Sharepoint Kernel Mode Authentication
Technet http://aka.ms/fim2010forum FIM Forum on Technet
Visual Studio http://aka.ms/debugextension Extension debugging
Wiki http://aka.ms/fimwiki FIM at Wiki
Wiki http://aka.ms/fixrgb Fix RGB codes to names in HTML
Wiki http://aka.ms/happybirthday_ed Wiki surprise
Wiki http://aka.ms/ninja Wiki Ninja
Wiki http://aka.ms/ninjas Wiki Ninja
Wiki http://aka.ms/notappropriatefortnwiki Wiki guidelines
Wiki http://aka.ms/tnwikibookmarks Wiki Bookmarks
Wiki http://aka.ms/wikitagcloud TechNet Wiki: easy bookmarks to important TNWiki resources
Wiki http://aka.ms/wikitoolbox TN Wiki toolbox
Wiki http://bit.ly/AddTocToYourTNWikiDoc Add TOC to your Wiki article
Wiki Blog http://aka.ms/tnwikiblog TN Wiki Blog
Wiki Blog http://aka.ms/wikiblog TN Wiki blog
Wiki blog http://aka.ms/wikininjablog TN Wiki blog
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/technetwikicommunitycouncil Wiki Governance
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/tnwikicouncil Wiki Council
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/tnwikifeedback Wiki Feedback
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/wikidevelopment Wiki Governance
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/wikiguide Wiki Governance
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/wikininjas Wiki Ninja
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/wikireputation Wiki Governance
Wiki Governance http://aka.ms/wikuserguidelines_personalisation Wiki Governance

Note-to-self: Security Advisory 2868725: Recommendation to disable RC4

Tue 8 Apr 2014 Leave a comment

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2013/11/12/security-advisory-2868725-recommendation-to-disable-rc4.aspx


In light of recent research into practical attacks on biases in the RC4 stream cipher, Microsoft is recommending that customers enable TLS1.2 in their services and take steps to retire and deprecate RC4 as used in their TLS implementations.

Microsoft recommends TLS1.2 with AES-GCM as a more secure alternative which will provide similar performance.

See also:

TechNet Blogs » Security Research & Defense : http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/

And other interesting reading material referenced in the blog:




Note-to-self: #FIM2010 Language packs downloads (RTM/R2/R2 SP1)

Mon 31 Mar 2014 Leave a comment

Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager 2010 R2 SP1 Language Packs

Note: These language packs are only for use with FIM 2010 R2 SP1.

The respective FIM 2010 R2 SP1 client or server components must first be installed before installing their language packs. >
See the FIM 2010 TechNet library* for specific requirements of those components.


For the FIM 2010 R2 language packs, see the download at


For the FIM 2010 language packs, see the download at



*As a refresher: Hardware and Software Requirements, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh332708(v=ws.10).aspx

@pdtit & @microspecialist invite you to the Good Bye Win XP event.

Thu 27 Mar 2014 Leave a comment

Source: http://www.goodbyewinxpevent.net/#

Soon Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 come to an official end. Many companies worldwide are still relying heavily on these two Operating Systems and need to change as soon as possible.

The event we organize aims at helping end-users in migrating / switching from XP and 2003 to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Not from a marketing perspective, but showing with real-life examples and scenarios how to achieve this in your own organization.

Register at: http://www.goodbyewinxpevent.net/#!register/c24vq

Note-to-self: Packt Publishing has launched a new campaign for the 2000th Title

Fri 21 Mar 2014 Leave a comment

This time of the year Packt Publishing has launched a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer across all eBooks for a limited period only.

This sale covers all 2000 eBook and Video in the range and customers can grab as many as they like until the end of this campaign.

Check out #Packt’s amazing Buy One, Get One Free offer http://bit.ly/1j26nPN .


Microsoft announced additional connectors for FIM 2010 R2 (#FIM2010)

Fri 14 Mar 2014 Leave a comment

Source: Forefront Identity Manager 2010 group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/155109068156/

The FIM team has announced the availability of some additional Connectors for FIM2010R2.

General Availability of PowerShell Connector

The PowerShell Connector can be used to communicate with a system through PowerShell scripts. This allows an easy and flexible way to communicate with other systems but also to pre-/post-process data and files before handed over to the FIM Synchronization Service. We believe the community will help providing scripts for this Connector for various systems and will open a place where scripts can be published for reuse.

TechNet docs:   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=393057
Download:          http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=393056

Release Candidate of Generic SQL Connector

The Generic SQL Connector will allow you to connect to any database where you have an ODBC driver available. It enables new features compared to the built-in MA such as support for Stored Procedures, running SQL scripts, built-in delta import support, import multiple object types, connect to multiple tables, and much more. This Connector is built on ECMA2.3 which allows schema discoverability to be customized in the Sync Engine UI. A pre-release of the next Sync Engine hotfix is included with the Connector download and is required for the Connector to work.

Download:          https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=52652

Release Candidate of SAP Users and Roles/Groups

The updated SAP templates for Users and Roles/Groups allows you to manage Users, Roles, and Groups in SAP. This also include password sync for Users to SAP. The Connector will make sure roles are represented as groups to make it possible to manage these with bhold. This template will require the previously published WebService Connector: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=235883.

Download:          https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=52651

Participation on Connect

If you have participated in any other Connector preview program you will have access to the Release Candidate downloads. If you have not participated before then to get access to the preview programs on Connect either join the program “Identity and Access Management”, “FIM Synchronization Service Connectors Pre-release” on http://connect.microsoft.com/directory or follow this link http://connect.microsoft.com/site433/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=6709&pageType=1

Generic LDAP Connector (build 4.3.1082.0)

We have also published an update to the Generic LDAP Connector adding support for some additional LDAP directories, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2936070/. If you have additional LDAP directories you think we should support, please feel free to contact provide feedback on the Connect Site or via the FIM 2010 forum on technet.

Note-to-self: Find articles you published on Technet Wiki + RSS feed (#TNWIKI, repost)

Fri 7 Mar 2014 Leave a comment

It can be pretty useful to get an overview of the articles you published on  Technet Wiki.

First and best option is to search the TN Wiki for articles you created.

Go to the TNWiki site, and search for: site:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/ “First published by <your user name>”
Then you’ll see a RSS link, that you can use to read the RSS feed.

For example: Search Technet Wiki with my name (only the originally authored articles)

The RSS feed for this search is then: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/search/en-US/feed?query=site%3ahttp%3a%2f%2fsocial.technet.microsoft.com%2fwiki%2f%20%22First%20published%20by%20Peter%20Geelen%22&format=RSS&refinement=90

The advantage of this search is, that it still works even if you changed your  profile or user name.

Another option: tag your articles with a specific tag and use the feed. Disadvantage of this method is you might not find all your articles in case you did not tag all articles.
To get the list of articles, use the tag search like http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/tags/<yourtag>/default.aspx

The related RSS feed is : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/search/en-US/feed?query=<yourtag>&refinement=90

For example, searching with my tag: pgtag
Result: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/tags/pgtag/default.aspx

Another option is direct search your favorite search engine like Bing for it, searching the source site (TNWIKI) and your name. Let me provide you with some examples, which you can customize very  easily to fullfil your needs.

Using Bing, search for : site:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/ “First published by Peter Geelen”

Result: http://be.bing.com/search?q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsocial.technet.microsoft.com%2Fwiki%2F+%22First+published+by+Peter+Geelen%22&qs=n&form=QBRE&filt=all&pq=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsocial.technet.microsoft.com%2Fwiki%2F+%22first+published+by+peter+geelen%22&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=

This search is available as RSS Feed like (notice the format:rss tag in the URL):  http://be.bing.com/search?format=rss&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsocial.technet.microsoft.com%2Fwiki%2F+%22First+published+by+Peter+Geelen%22&qs=n&form=QBRE&filt=all&pq=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fsocial.technet.microsoft.com%2Fwiki%2F+%22first+published+by+peter+geelen%22&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=

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