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Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Hardware

The server or servers that host Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 server components must meet the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • An x64-capable processor

  • 2 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space

  • 2 GB or more of RAM

  • A monitor with a resolution of 1024 × 768

  • A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

The client computer that hosts the FIM 2010 R2 client-side components must meet the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM (1 GB recommended)

  • 500 MB of free hard disk space

  • A monitor that can display a resolution of 1024 × 768

The FIM Password Registration and Reset Portals are supported on mobile devices with screens with that have at least 320x480 resolution, or 480x320.

Required Software

Each server that hosts the different FIM 2010 R2 server-side components has a different software requirement. This document contains the software requirements for each of the FIM 2010 R2 server-side components. If you decide to install all the server-side components on one server, you must install the software requirements for each of the FIM 2010 R2 server-side components on that server.

ImportantImportant
Please see What's New in Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 SP1 to get an overview of the latest platform and component support that has been added to FIM

FIM Synchronization Service Software Requirements

The server that hosts the FIM Synchronization Service must have the following prerequisite software installed:

  • The 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, or Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating systems.

    ImportantImportant
    When you install Windows Server 2008, do not install Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (not to be confused with Remote Desktop Connection). If you install Terminal Services, the FIM 2010 R2 server components do not install.

  • Windows Installer 4.5, if you are running Windows Server 2008. It is already included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Windows Installer 4.5 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 64-bit Standard or Enterprise, Service Pack 1 (SP1), SQL Server 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise or later.

    noteNote
    Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 is supported when using FIM 2010 R2 SP1 or later

  • The following SQL Server features must be installed:

    • Database Engine Services

      noteNote
      SQL Server can be installed on a remote server and does not have to be located on the same server as the FIM Synchronization Service server.

      noteNote
      You must install Management Tools – Basic on at least one server to be able to manage the computer running SQL Server.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008.

    noteNote
    Visual Studio 2008 is required if you are planning to develop rules extensions for the FIM Synchronization Service on this server.

  • Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0 command-line interface.

    noteNote
    Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0 is required for provisioning resources for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

    Windows PowerShell 2.0 is required for provisioning resources for Exchange 2010.

    You cannot have both versions of Windows PowerShell installed at the same time.

    Windows PowerShell 1.0 features can be installed from the Features options interface that is included with Windows Server 2008.

    Windows Server 2008 R2 ships with Windows PowerShell 2.0. You can also download Windows PowerShell 2.0 from the Microsoft Download Center for Windows Server 2008.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Windows Server 2008) or .NET Framework 3.5.1 (Windows Server 2008 R2).

    noteNote
    You can also install .NET Framework Features from the Features options interface that is included with Windows Server 2008.

  • It is necessary to install the .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework only on Windows Server 2008. The .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    To download .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, see Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129538).



  • Exchange 2007 SP1 Management Console.

    noteNote
    Exchange 2007 SP1 Management Tools is required to fully provision Exchange 2007 mailboxes, contacts, and groups that the FIM Synchronization Service creates. You receive an extension-dll-exception error if you attempt to synchronize these objects to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) without installing the Exchange 2007 SP1 Management Console.

    Exchange 2010 provisioning does not require any additional tools to be installed on the FIM Synchronization Service server.

FIM Service Software Requirements

The server that hosts the FIM Service must have the following software installed:

  • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise.

    ImportantImportant
    When you install Windows Server 2008, do not install Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (not to be confused with Remote Desktop). If you install Terminal Services, the FIM 2010 R2 server components do not install.

  • Windows Installer 4.5, if you are running Windows Server 2008. It is already included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    noteNote
    You can download Windows Installer 4.5 from Microsoft Download Center.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 64-bit Standard or Enterprise, Service Pack 1 (SP1), SQL Server 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise or later.

    noteNote
    You must install Management Tools – Basic on at least one server to be able to manage the computer running SQL Server.

    The following SQL Server features must be installed:

    • Database Engine Service

      • Full-Text Search

      noteNote
      SQL Server can be installed on a remote server. It does not have to be located on the same server as the FIM Service server.

      noteNote
      You must install Management Tools – Basic on at least one server to be able to manage the SQL Server.

    noteNote
    You can use the same SQL Server 2008 instance that the FIM Synchronization Service uses.

    noteNote
    After you install SQL Server, ensure that the SQL Agent and the SQL Server Service Broker are running.

  • Windows PowerShell 1.0 or Windows PowerShell 2.0.

    noteNote
    FIM Service works with both Windows PowerShell 1.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0.

    You cannot have both versions of Windows PowerShell installed at the same time.

    You can install Windows PowerShell 1.0 features from the Features options interface that is included with Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 R2 ships with Windows PowerShell 2.0.

    You can download Windows PowerShell 2.0 for Windows Server 2008 from the Microsoft Download Center.

  • The .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Server 2008) or .NET Framework 3.5.1 (Windows Server 2008 R2)

    noteNote
    .NET Framework features can be installed from the Features options interface that is included with Windows Server 2008.

    It is only necessary to install the .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework on Windows Server 2008. The .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Visit the Microsoft Download center to download .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129538).

  • System Center Service Manager 2010 Service Pack 1 (SCSM 2010 SP1)

    noteNote
    SCSM 2010 SP1 is only required if you are installing the new reporting features in FIM 2010 R2.

FIM Portal, FIM Password Registration Portal, and FIM Password Reset Portal Software Requirements

The server or servers that host the FIM Portal, FIM Password Registration Portal, and FIM Password Reset Portal must have the following software installed:

noteNote
If you decide to install the FIM Portal and Password Portals on different servers, the software prerequisites for both servers are the same.

noteNote
The FIM Password Registration and Reset Portals may be installed on a server with other IIS sites.

  • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise

    ImportantImportant
    When you install Windows Server 2008, do not install Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services (not to be confused with Remote Desktop). If you install Terminal Services, the FIM 2010 R2 server components do not install.

  • The .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Server 2008) or .NET Framework 3.5.1 (Windows Server 2008 R2)

    noteNote
    .NET Framework features can be installed from the Features options interface that is included with Windows Server 2008.

    It is necessary to install the .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework only on Windows Server 2008. The .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework is included in Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129538).

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    noteNote
    Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 x64 with SP2 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=181113) or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24983).

    noteNote
    For more information, see these installation guides: Deployment for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Technology (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=123878), Deployment Guide for SharePoint Foundation 2010 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6841) and, Upgrading to SharePoint Foundation 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303309.aspx). For a step-by-step example of upgrading from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010 see Test Lab Guide: Upgrading to FIM 2010 R2.

    noteNote
    If you upgrade to SharePoint 2010 prior to upgrading from FIM to FIM 2010 R2 the FIM help files will may no longer be accessible by end users. This is because of improved security in SharePoint 2010 which removes the authenticated users permissions from the FIM help files that was granted by SharePoint 2007. To fix this, re-apply the authenticated users permissions at the MSILM2 level with ‘Replace all child objects..’ checked

  • WarningWarning
    If the upgrade from FIM R2 Service and Portal setup fails half-way with an error that says SharePoint 2010 app not found. Then be aware that this can occur under certain topologies when upgrading from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    The following topology experienced this issue:

    • FIM Service and Portal on one IIS server (Server A). FIM Service DB on one SQL Server (Server B). FIM Sync Service on separate server with SQL Server (ServerC).

    • The FIM Service and Portal that users connect to are separate from the Administrator instance of the FIM Service and Portal. Both connect to the same database. A virtual name for the FIM Portal (the users instance) maps to the IIS server name.

    The workaround is to add computer name and localhost as internal name on SharePoint 2010.

  • SharePoint Language Pack.

    noteNote
    If you have installed Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Foundation 2010 in a language other than English, you must install the appropriate Language Pack. Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack Service Pack 2 (SP2), 64-Bit Edition (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=178266) or Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26629).

  • The FIM Password Registration and Reset Portals support the following browsers:

    1. Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 8, 7, and 6

    2. Other browsers which support Javascript, have cookies enabled, and support CSS 3.0 media queries.

  • The FIM Password Registration and Reset Portals are supported in production environments using https. The FIM Password and Registration and Reset Portals are supported in lab/pre-production environments using http or https.

  • The FIM Password Registration Portal is supported on IIS with Kerberos, NTLM, and/or Basic Authentication enabled.

  • The FIM Password Reset Portal is supported on IIS with Anonymous Authentication enabled.

  • The FIM Password Registration and Reset Portals may be published via a proxy, such as Microsoft Threat Management Gateway.

FIM Reporting Software Requirements

FIM Reporting requires the use of System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1 and has a unique set of requirements. This depends on the type of topology you are deploying. For a list of these requirements see the Deployment Guide for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 – Reporting.

FIM Add-ins and Extensions Components Software Requirements

The client computers that host the FIM add-ins and extensions components must meet the following software requirements:

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 or later, 32-bit, Windows Vista® Enterprise SP1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit.

  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later (only for Windows XP SP3).

    noteNote
    Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=62933).

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

    noteNote
    Visit the Microsoft Download Center to download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129538).

  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 SP2.

    noteNote
    This software is required only if you use the FIM 2010 R2 Add-in for Outlook.

    • Microsoft Forms 2.0 .NET Programmability Support

      noteNote
      This software is an add-in feature of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. To install this software, select the Microsoft Forms 2.0 .NET Programmability Support option under Office Tools when you run the setup program for the Microsoft Office system.

    • Smart Tag .NET Programmability Support

      noteNote
      This software is required only if you use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

      noteNote
      This software is an add-in feature of the Microsoft Office system. To install this software, select the Smart Tag .NET Programmability Support option under Office Tools when you run the setup program for the Microsoft Office system.

    • .NET Programmability Support for Office Outlook

      noteNote
      This software is an add-in feature of the Microsoft Office system. To install this software, select the .NET Programmability Support option under Office Outlook when you run the setup program for the Microsoft Office system.

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