Technical Overview of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2011 in ,

On Henrik Nilson’s blog I found a link to a session from Tech-Ed: Technical Overview of Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 It’s definitely worth watching. If you’re in a hurry though, here’s a brief summary:

  • Support for Extranet Password Reset (other browsers/platforms, not domain-joined)
  • Reporting: group membership and object change history
  • Extensible MA framework
  • Performance improvements
  • Best Practices Analyzer
  • Add-in Support for Outlook 2010 x86 & x64
  • Support for SharePoint 2010

Password Reset


Very neat: support for password resets from PC’s which are not joined to the domain! So this means the extranet password reset scenario is added to FIM 2010 R2! And because no fancy ActiveX is used this should work just fine from other browsers/platforms as well.


This extranet scenario is made available through a new ASP.net password registration/reset portal. This portal is not based upon Sharepoint. They also added the option to add an additional Q/A gate for people resetting their password externally. You could see these as coming from an untrusted location and requiring to answer more questions than someone doing it from on your corporate LAN.



This functionality will be made available through a custom FIM MP for SCSM. The SCSM data warehouse is a requirement. If you don’t have one, you’ll be allowed to use one without additional licensing costs.


Extensible MA Framework


Outlook 2010 & Sharepoint 2010 support


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