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Important Update for SharePoint folks: Hotfix Rollup for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

Print | posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:33 AM

Back in the middle of March, Microsoft released a Hotfix Rollup for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). This hotfix rollup is version 4.3.2195.0. This is an extremely important build for those leveraging MIM for profile synchronization with SharePoint Server 2016. You can get the bits over at KB313475.

There are numerous articles out there suggesting that you should install build 4.3.2064.0. Don’t! 4.3.2195 is the fix package you need. Make this part of your base build of the MIM Sync server.

However, if you already have MIM Sync setup and you want to apply this patch, make sure to follow the instructions. The installer will not update the configuration file – because if it did it would break the configuration of the existing ECMA2 MAs (the SharePoint Connector is a ECMA2 MA).

Why is this important? Well aside from the previous fixes which effectively were the required baseline. There are a number of elements critical to a successful implementation of the SharePoint Connector:

  • The AD MA can now handle multiple partitions
  • New Windows PowerShell cmdlets
  • Run Profile fixes
  • Export Only ECMA2 Mas now actually work

In addition, for those who are actually doing things properly and using Declarative Provisioning – there are a number of important fixes to the MIM Service and Portal components also.

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