FIM 2010 R2 Release

Its here FIM 2010 R2.  Details of the announcement can be found on the Server & Cloud news blog @


  • Web based password reset

Password reset from non-domain joined computers using only a browser.
Both registration and reset portals available.
QA gate can be filtered using security context, giving different QA gates if you come from extranet.
Request Context added as request attribute to show witch context was used (extranet/intranet).
No Active-X or similar required, pure browser wizard.

Deployment Guide – Self-Service Password Reset:

Demonstrating FIM 2010 R2 Password Registration and Reset Portal Customization:


  • Reporting:

    Historical data stored in System Center Service Manager data warehouse
    Changes of security groups
    User history is another, showing the complete history of a user.

The sync engine is not used to export the data from FIM DB to data warehouse.
Scheduled PowerShell is used to move data out and reports in.
NO System Center Service Manager license is required if this is your only use of it!


  • Enhanced MA connectivity:

Extensible MA will support some new features like “Full Export”.

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