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Replacement for the free FIM 2007 FP1 product RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to setup a GALSYNC between two Exchange 2010 environments for two merging companies. To overcome a coexistence period of 1yr+ we want to setup GALSYNC for this to provide them with contacts and availability-lookup functionality. I used to be able to do so using FIM 2007 FP1 which was free, but now I learn from MS that that product is now only available as a 180 days evaluation and as the full FIM product is very expensive and apparently planned to be phased out as well I wonder if there are any other free alternatives other than writing some scripts manually that sync mailboxes to remote contacts.

    Any suggestions?

    Many thanks

    Eric


    Best regards and many thanks in advance, Eric Vegter

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:03 PM

Answers

  • You can use IIFP with galsync and Exchange 2010 but please remember that you have to invoke Update-Recipient cmdlet somehow, either re-compiling galsync assembly or doing it via schedule.

    Another option is to use scheduled script from http://www.wapshere.com/missmiis/galsync-v2 instead of IIFP.

    Also, the following link have comprehensive information regarding galsync in every possible scenario:

     http://aka.ms/galsyncresources 
    • Edited by Vlad Zanadvorov Thursday, December 25, 2014 11:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by evegter Friday, December 26, 2014 12:14 PM
    Thursday, December 25, 2014 11:45 AM

All replies

  • Perhaps you are referring to the free "Identity Integration Feature Pack"?

    If you want to continue using MS products, like FIM, you will need to license it - i.e. its not free.

    FIM is not being phased out, in fact Microsoft have announced its replacement called MIM to be released mid-2015.


    • Edited by Shim Kwan Monday, December 15, 2014 1:36 AM
    Monday, December 15, 2014 1:31 AM
  • You can use IIFP with galsync and Exchange 2010 but please remember that you have to invoke Update-Recipient cmdlet somehow, either re-compiling galsync assembly or doing it via schedule.

    Another option is to use scheduled script from http://www.wapshere.com/missmiis/galsync-v2 instead of IIFP.

    Also, the following link have comprehensive information regarding galsync in every possible scenario:

     http://aka.ms/galsyncresources 
    • Edited by Vlad Zanadvorov Thursday, December 25, 2014 11:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by evegter Friday, December 26, 2014 12:14 PM
    Thursday, December 25, 2014 11:45 AM
  • Hi Vladimir, thanks for the link to the script. I created a script with similar feature but not written as nice as that so will use it.

    The other link to galsyncresources I knew of and indeed that contains a lot of resources but the links to the IIFP are dead and when searching MS for the free IIFP I ended up on a page to download the evaluation edition of IIFP which only lasts for 180 days. After that, and a call to MS about the existence of IIFP (answer: is not available anymore for some years) I decided to open this tread.

    It's working fine now for the customer with the scripted solution and will introduce the script you shared when I come onsite again.

    Thanks.


    Best regards and many thanks in advance, Eric Vegter

    Friday, December 26, 2014 12:08 PM