how to install FIM sync standby server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have FIM sync installed with build 3594 and it working fine. We want to introduce a FIM sync standby server.

    Can any one guide me ?

    when I will install second FIM sync server (Standby) , it will ask for SQL server name which will the same to which current FIM sync is pointing.

    Also service account details which is OK . My concern is ,

    1- Should not interupt the current FIM sync server function and setup should not make standby server as active server.

    2-what about the key while installing ?


    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:01 AM

All replies

  • Whenever I've done a standby server it's been with a separate database, and then a regular sql backup-restore job to transfer the database. When you're ready to activate the standby server you run miisactivate.exe. You need a copy of the key file to activate the standby server.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:11 AM
  • Hi,

    This video might be a good starting point for you:

    Best regards,

    Pieter de Loos - Consultant at Traxion (

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:33 PM
  • We have SQL (clustered) and FIM sync on different machines. So if FIM sync goes down then we have SQL up and runnning .

    As per you ,  i have to install FIM sync on a standby machine and point it to a new db , then restore original fim sync db , then all MAs etc.

    correct me if I am wrong ,Currently we have latest build of FIM and suppose FIM sync goes down. Then we installing FIM sync with older build . it going to cause issues with the fim sync db version ?


    Thursday, August 2, 2012 1:07 PM
  • Yes it will cause issues. The version of the FIM service must exactly match the version of the database.

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:12 PM