Using the MIMWAL to create Policy objects

I worked with the FIMWAL in the past on a couple of MCS engagments, but hadn’t yet had the opportunity to use the open-sourced MIMWAL on an engagment. I have, however, just been converting something I’ve done before to all-MIMWAL workflows, in preparation for re-using the concepts on a new project. This is a pretty…

Transitional TransitionIn Sets

I’ve been struggling lately with poor SQL performance in a Test environment and I’m pretty sure that has been causing an intermittent problem with objects not transitioning in to Sets and Groups straight away. They all get sorted out when the FIMTemporalEvents job runs overnight – but that’s not very comforting to the testers who…

Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.

Putting this here to give me a chance of remembering next time I do this – because I will. I was trying to recompile my custom workflow library and I got the error “Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.” Eventually I remembered that I’d…

Scheduled notifications from the FIM Portal

I was asked today to implement notification emails on changes to certain groups. Like many situations with the FIM Portal this turned out to be trickier than expected. A number of the groups are criteria-based so don’t actually have a member attribute as such. With no member-update request happening there’s nothing to actually trigger a…

Getting something back from the EnumerateResourcesActivity

I have just spent a very frustrating day trying to figure out how to get access to the resource found by the EnumerateResourcesActivity, not helped even slightly by the usual machine-generated “documentation“. I’m still not very happy with it, and can’t for the life of me understand why it can’t give me a straight¬†object collection…

R2 Authorization after Action

R2 introduced a new property to the UpdateResourceActivity, CreateResourceActivity and DeleteResourceActivity classes called “ApplyAuthorizationPolicyProperty”. Setting this to “true” in your custom activity allows an Authorization activity to be triggered by an Action workflow. I have finally had an opportunity to try this out.

Removing a reference value

I needed to delete all the Managers from people in the FIM Portal where a particular Manager was set. I had blithely assumed this would be easy with the FIM PowerShell plugin – sadly, not so.