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A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3469.0) is available for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2. This hotfix rollup package resolves some issues and adds some features that are described in the "More Information" section.

Update information

A supported update is available from Microsoft Support. We recommend that all customers apply this update to their production systems.

Microsoft Support

If this update is available for download from Microsoft Support, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Additionally, you can obtain the update from Microsoft Update or from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Component update packages
The following table contains the component update packages that are included in the download from Microsoft Support.

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ComponentFile name
FIM 2010 R2 Add-ins and ExtensionsFIMAddinsExtensions_xnn_KB2877254.msp

Note Versions of this file are available for x86-based and x64-based versions of FIM 2010.
FIM 2010 R2 Add-ins and Extensions Language PackFIMAddinsExtensionsLP_xnn_KB2877254.msp

Note Versions of this file are available for x86-based and x64-based versions of FIM 2010.

FIM 2010 R2 Certificate Management

Note Versions of this file are available for x86-based and x64-based versions of FIM 2010.
FIM 2010 R2 Certificate Management Bulk Issuance ClientFIMCMBulkClient_x86_KB2877254.msp
FIM 2010 R2 Certificate Management ClientFIMCMClient_xnn_KB2877254.msp

Note Versions of this file are available for x86-based and x64-based versions of FIM 2010.
FIM 2010 R2 Service and PortalFIMService_x64_KB2877254.msp
FIM 2010 R2 Service Portal Language PackFIMServiceLP_x64_KB2877254.msp
FIM 2010 R2 Synchronization Service FIMSyncService_x64_KB2877254.msp

Known issues in this update

Synchronization Service

After this update is installed, rules extensions and custom management agents (MAs) that are based on Extensible MA (ECMA1 or ECMA 2.0) may not run and may produce a run status of "stopped-extension-dll-load." This issue occurs when you run such rules extensions or custom MAs after you change the configuration file (.config) for one of the following processes:
  • MIIServer.exe
  • Mmsscrpt.exe
  • Dllhost.exe
For example, you edit the MIIServer.exe.config file to change the default batch size for processing sync entries for the FIM Service MA.

In this case, the synchronization engine installer for this update intentionally does not replace the configuration file to avoid deleting your previous changes. Because the configuration file is not replaced, entries that are required by this update will not be present in the files, and the synchronization engine will not load any rules extension DLLs when the engine runs a Full Import or Delta Sync run profile.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Make a backup copy of the MIIServer.exe.config file.
  2. Open the MIIServer.exe.config file in a text editor or in Microsoft Visual Studio.
  3. Find the <runtime> section in the MIIServer.exe.config file, and then replace the content of the <dependentAssembly> section with the following:

    <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.MetadirectoryServicesEx" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
            <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

  4. Save the changes to the file.
  5. Find the Mmsscrpt.exe.config file in the same directory and the Dllhost.exe.config in the parent directory. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for these two files.
  6. Restart the Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service (FIMSynchronizationService).
  7. Verify that the rules extensions and custom management agents now work as expected.
FIM Reporting

If you install FIM Reporting on a new server that has Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 installed, follow these steps:
  1. Install the FIM 2010 R2 SP1 FIM Service component. To do this, click to clear the Reporting check box.
  2. Install this hotfix rollup to upgrade the FIM Service to build 4.1.3469.0.
  3. Run the change-mode installation for the FIM Service, and then add Reporting.

If reporting is enabled and the change-mode installation is run for FIM Service and Portal, you must re-enable reporting. To do this in the FIM Identity Management Portal, follow these steps:
  1. On the Administration menu, click All Resources.
  2. Under All Resources, click System Configuration Settings.
  3. Click the System Configuration Settings object, and then open the properties of this object.
  4. Click Extended Attributes, and then click to select the Reporting Logging Enabled check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click Submit to save the change.


To apply this update, you must have Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 (build 4.1.2273.0 or a later build) installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply the Add-ins and Extensions (Fimaddinsextensions_xnn_kb2877254.msp) package. Additionally, you may have to restart the server components.

Replacement information

This update replaces the following updates:
2870703 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3461.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2849119 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3451.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2832389 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3441.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2814853 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3419.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2772429 Service Pack 1 (build 4.1.3114.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2750671 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.2548.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

2734159 A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.2515.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

File information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

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File nameFile sizeDateTime

More information

Issues that are fixed or features that are added in this update

This update fixes the following issues or adds the following features that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

FIM Service

Issue 1
In some rare scenarios in which the Exchange server FIM Service tries to poll approval response email messages, an "ErrorInternalServerTransientError" error is returned. In these scenarios, the FIM Service throws an exception.

After you apply this update, you can configure a retry by setting the following values in the configuration file:


FIM Synchronization Service

Issue 1
An Active Directory Management Agent runs an export run profile that is configured to also log an audit file. When there are child objects such as Active Sync devices on the user, the export fails.

Issue 2
When an ECMA2 Connector runs an export run profile that is configured to also log an audit file, no objects are exported.

Issue 3
FIM synchronization cannot deprovision computer objects in Active Directory when there are other child objects, such as printers and file share objects, present on the computer object.

Issue 4
In ECMA2, when the NoAddAndDeleteConfirmation capability is set and an exception is thrown during object export, the exception is processed incorrectly. Additionally, failed objects are marked incorrectly as successful.

Issue 5
When an additional object type is added to an already configured ECMA2 Connector, an "Object Reference Not Set" exception is thrown.

Issue 6
When you try to stop a running ECMA2 Connector from the user interface (UI), the Sync Engine may crash.

Issue 7
A Delete-Add that is sent as a Replace in ECMA2 requires the anchor to be returned from the Connector. This causes issues with the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connector when the object is deleted and reprovisioned.

Issue 8
When you use an attribute Replace during export to remove the last value from a multivalued attribute, an attribute Replace without values is sent to the Connector. This causes a "The server encountered an unexpected error in the synchronization engine" error to be thrown when the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connector is used. After you apply this update, the new behavior is to send this as an attribute Delete to the Connector.

Issue 9
When the Set-MIISADMAConfiguration cmdlet is used in a multidomain environment, a corrupted configuration may occur.

Issue 10
In build 4.1.3461.0, a regression occurs that causes import-only attribute flows not to be honored by the UI.


See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.


Article ID: 2877254 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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