This article assumes that you are familiar with the functional decomposition of the FIM product and its logical architecture components.This post is not intended to introduce those concepts and therefore is intended for FIM practitioners more so than Share Point professionals new to FIM.Firstly Share Point’s overall addressing architecture along with some shockingly bad deployment guidance which focuses primarily on small scale, often single server deployments.
Recently Service Pack 1 for Forefront Identity Manger (FIM) 2010 R2 shipped. Along with a bunch of interesting updates and new bits and bobs it is now possible to run FIM on Windows Server 2012 and also to run the FIM Portal component on Share Point 2013.
There will also be a separate machine hosting the FIM Sync service.
All of these are assumed to be in place, and are not covered in this article.
It all comes down to one thing, and that is Windows Server 2012.
FIM 2010 R2 SP1 introduces support for Windows Server 2012, and this is something we definitely want to leverage for our Identity Management platform.