Installing the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Synchronization Service – Clean Install

First published on MSDN on Aug 26, 2015

As you may be aware, the new version of identity – Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 – has been released. While the in-place upgrade of the sync engine from FIM 2010 R2 to MIM 2016 is covered in great detail

here

, I would like to take some time and step through a brand new fresh install of the MIM 2016 sync service.

The environment I'm using is 2012 with 2012 SP1. The prerequisites (.Net, SQL Native Client if SQL is off-box, etc.) remain largely unchanged from FIM 2010.

To begin, navigate to the installation media and double-click on “FIMSPlash” to run it. This will open the MIM installation menu:

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Under “Identity Manager Synchronization Service”, click on “Install Synchronization Service”, then click “Run”:

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This will launch the “Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 – Synchronization Service” installation wizard. Click “Next” to continue.

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Read and accept the EULA, then click “Next” to continue.

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Change the “Installation Location” (if applicable), then click “Next”

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If SQL is located off-box, select “A remote machine” and enter the name of the Microsoft . If SQL is located on the same machine (as in this scenario), select “This computer”.

If a named SQL instance is used (as is



), select “A named instance” and enter the instance name. Click “Next” to continue.

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Enter the “Service account” which sync will run as, as well as the “Password” and “Domain”, then click “Next”

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As with FIM 2010, these may be left default. Or, if you prefer, you may create and specify domain groups here. Click “Next” to continue.

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Check the box to “Enable rules for inbound RPC communications”, then click “Next”.

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Click “Install”

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As with FIM 2010, you may receive the following message. If so, click “OK” to continue as we will come back to this later.

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At this point you will be prompted to back up the database key. Click “OK”

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Select a location and enter a name for this key file, then click “Save”

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Click “Finish” to complete setup.

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You may now open your MIM 2016 Sync Service.

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To verify the version, click “Help” and “About” .

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While you may notice it says “Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2”, you may disregard this. Notice also that the version number is 4.3.1935.0, whereas FIM 2010 R2 is a 4.1.xxxx version. For instructions on installing the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service and Portal”, please see the follow-up post

here

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This article was originally published by Microsoft's Core Infrastructure and Security Blog. You can find the original article here.