Adding a web portal to an existing FIM 2010 installation
Hey Technet, I currently have a FIM 2010 Installation where I synchronize Active Directory with Windows Live; however, the portal portion was not installed. I would like to install just the FIM portal to my existing FIM 2010 installation. This is what I’ve tried so far: IIS and Sharepoint are installed on the server, but when I try to install just the portal and give it the IP address or FQDN of the FIM server (localserver), I received the message even though FIM is installed and the firewall is fully disabled: The FIM server you have entered does not exist or is not running. Click 'Back' to enter a different server name. If you plan to install the FIM service on [servername/address] later, click 'Next' to accept the configuration and continue. If I proceed with rest of the portal installation, I eventually receive the following error: The web application or web site at http://localhost (I tried it with https, the FQDN, and the IP address.) could not be found. Please create web application and site in http://localhost, and then click "Retry". I have tried creating a site in IIS that would match the URL of my choosing, but that didn’t work. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jeff
November 18th, 2010 10:34am

Hi Jeff, as I understand your current FIM installation contains the FIM Sync-Enginge, now you want to add the FIM Portal, right?. Your description sounds like you want to install the portal only - without the FIM Service. This won't work/Matthias
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November 19th, 2010 1:52am

Hi Jeff, as I understand your current FIM installation contains the FIM Sync-Enginge, now you want to add the FIM Portal, right?. Your description sounds like you want to install the portal only - without the FIM Service. This won't work/Matthias
November 19th, 2010 1:52am

Jeff, As Mattias states, there are quit some steps to do before you can actually install the FIM Portal: Install WSS 3.0 SP2 Configure WSS (initial configuration wizard) and make sure you have a sharepoint site listening at port 80 Install the FIM Service Install the FIM Portal (and point to the FIM Service) Step 3 and 4 you can do in one run with the installer. In my opinion it's advised to avoice to use of 127.0.0.1, localhost, IPofServer in any of the configuration wizards. Some of the components require Kerberos to talk to each other. It's advised to create proper DNS names and use them with the appropriate SPNs. The FIM Installation Guide is great help with all this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee534909(WS.10).aspxhttp://setspn.blogspot.com
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November 19th, 2010 2:56am

Jeff, As Mattias states, there are quit some steps to do before you can actually install the FIM Portal: Install WSS 3.0 SP2 Configure WSS (initial configuration wizard) and make sure you have a sharepoint site listening at port 80 Install the FIM Service Install the FIM Portal (and point to the FIM Service) Step 3 and 4 you can do in one run with the installer. In my opinion it's advised to avoice to use of 127.0.0.1, localhost, IPofServer in any of the configuration wizards. Some of the components require Kerberos to talk to each other. It's advised to create proper DNS names and use them with the appropriate SPNs. The FIM Installation Guide is great help with all this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee534909(WS.10).aspxhttp://setspn.blogspot.com
November 19th, 2010 2:56am

Would either of you recommend installing the FIM portal on another server to manage the FIM sync engine of this server?
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December 9th, 2010 10:16am

I assume you mean to manage the "configuration" stuff such as Synchronization Rules, Workflows, MPRs, ... eh? I think "it depends" is the right answer here. If you have a decent test environment, with a dedicated FIM setup, you might not need to touch your production FIM all too often. Because if you're messing with RCDC's alot in test, you may do a lot of IISresets, and this won't impact your users. However, if you need to perform a lot of bulk changes in the Portal, or when scripting these changes to the FIM Service, then it might be convenient to have a dedicated server. So you have to ask yourself: will I be doing a lot of actions on this dedicated FIM Server that would potentially impact the end-user experience if I would be performing those on the user-facing FIM server... Perhaps others have an other opinion here...http://setspn.blogspot.com
December 9th, 2010 11:51am

It is completely standard to install the portal seperately from the sync service, also it is normal to install the sync service first - so installing the portal a long time after the sync service is no problem and I've done it myself several times. With the second problem, http://localhost not recognised, did you run the Sharepoint configuation wizard? You should be able to browse http://localhost yourself and get the default Sharepoint site before trying the portal installation. I posted pics here of a successful installation if it helps to see where you're gong wrong: http://www.wapshere.com/missmiis/fim-walkthroughs-planning-and-installationhttp://www.wapshere.com/missmiis
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December 9th, 2010 2:42pm

Oh boy, I got the question wrong :) My answer was actually targetted at the question do I need a different FIM Portal/FIM Service server than the one being used by end users to manage their groups and performs SSPR. In some of the TechNet webcasts this is shown as a possible architecture. I believe it's called "an administration partition".http://setspn.blogspot.com
December 9th, 2010 5:42pm

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