ForeFront and FIM

Jul 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM

If you choose not to install ForeFront, will that have any effect on ForeFront Identity Manager Service and ForeFront Identity Manager Synchronization Service?

I am troubleshooting configuring the User Profile Service and found that FIM was disabled in the Services section of Server Manager.

I changed them to automatic and tried to start the services myself but i got the message "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"

Jul 7, 2011 at 7:20 AM

No. Forefront Protection for SharePoint (FPSP) is a different product than Forefront Identity Manager (FIM). Those two FIM services will be disabled until you properly provision UPS. So, something is wrong with your configuration (Farm account is not Local Admin?). See http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx and http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups2.aspx