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  • Question

  • What's the recommendation for where to install the MIM? - and which SP Service account?  

    Small topology; WFE server and SQL Server (expanding later on) 

    Should it be installed on the SQL server or on the WFE?   

    BTW - The MIM seems like "complicating" the SP16 installation... 
    • Edited by JmATK Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:13 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:00 AM


  • Hi JmATK,

    You can install MIM on a separate server or on the same server as SQL server.

    If you have SQL Server running on a separate server from MIM, you’ll need to install SQL Server native client (either for 2008 or 2012) where you installed MIM.

    If SQL Server is on the same server as MIM, you may use a local account for this service. However, if you use a remote SQL, you must use a domain account. If the account is in another domain from the SQL Server, it must be in the same forest.

    You'll need to create a service account in your domain to run the MIM Synchronization Service. This account should have the “Log on as a service” and “Run as a service” permissions granted to it on the machine where the MIM Synchronization Service will be installed. (These permissions will normally be assigned automatically during setup of the service.)

    The account running setup for MIM must be a SQL Server Admin on the instance of SQL Server where the MIM sync database will be hosted. The account must have local administrator permissions on the machine where the MIM Synchronization service will be installed.

    Refer to the following article about installing Microsoft Identity Manager for User Profiles in SharePoint Server 2016:


    Best Regards,

    Lisa Chen

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:48 AM