Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Service

The SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Service is really FIM 2010 pre-packaged in a very special way. Need evidence? Look at the tables in User Profile Service Application_SyncDB


See how it has mms_connectorspace, mms_cs_link etc. Those are table commonly found in the FIM sync database. See the attributeInternal, the BindingInternal, all of the Membership* tables those are all part of the FIM Service database. So interestingly enough they have both FIM Service and FIM sync merged into a single DB.


1 comment:

Craig Martin said...

Neat indeed. They are at the forefront of FIM automation, since they use the FIM Service component to automate the FIM Sync service. AFAIK they are the reason this automation functionality exists in the FIM Service at all.