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MIM configuration documenter is a tool to generate documentation of a MIM synchronization or service installation.
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MIM Configuration Documenter

MIM configuration documenter is a tool to generate documentation of a MIM / FIM synchronization or service installation.

The goal of this project is to:

  • Document deployment configuration details for the MIM / FIM solution!
  • Track any configuration changes you have made since a specific baseline!!
  • Build confidence in getting things right when making changes to the deployed solution!!


  1. .NET Framework 4.5 to be able to run the tool.
  2. FIMAutomation PowerShell snap-in installed locally when generating report for FIMService config.
  3. A modern browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge) to view the report.

How to use the tool:

  • Download the latest release from the releases tab under the Code tab tab, UNBLOCK the downloaded zip file and extract the zip file to an empty local folder.
    • This will extract the Documenter application binaries along with the sample data files for "Contoso".
    • Make sure that the tool runs by running the PowerShell script InvokeDocumenter-Contoso.ps1.
  • Export the FIM Sync Server and FIM Service Configuration of your two environments: PILOT / TARGET / END-STATE environment and PRODUCTION / BASELINE / REFERENCE environment.
    • FIM Sync Server configuration is exported using File | Export Server Configuration menu in the FIM Sync Admin console.
    • FIM Service configuration is exported using the ExportSchema.ps1 and ExportPolicy.ps1 scripts.
    • If you have configuration files for only one enviorment, you can use any one set of the FIM or MIM config files provided with the tool as your PRODUCTION / BASELINE / REFERENCE environment.
  • Copy the configuration export files produced in the previous step to SyncConfig and ServiceConfig folders under the "Data" directory of the Documenter tool.
    • As an example, the "Pilot" configuration files for the customer "Contoso" are provided as a sample in the "Data\Contoso\Pilot\SyncConfig" and "Data\Contoso\Pilot\ServiceConfig" folders.
    • NOTE: The names of the FIM Service schema and policy export files must be schema.xml and policy.xml respectively.
  • Make a copy of the InvokeDocumenter-Contoso.ps1 script, name is appropriately and then open and edit the new script using the instructions provided in the script.
  • Run your script to generate the documentation report of your configuration exports. Upon successful execution, the report will be placed in the "Report" folder.


This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

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