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MIM WAL–Installation Guide Part 1

Installation of the MIM WAL can sometimes be problematic especially if you are just getting started or even just an armature developer. The objective of this post is to:

1. ) Help in the collection of all files needed to compile the Workflow Activity Library

2.) Prepare solution to be compiled

3.) Install the Workflow Activity Library

4.) Verify Workflow Activity Library was successfully installed.


Step 1. What is the WAL (Workflow Activity Library

Please review the following resources

The MIMWAL (Custom Workflow Activity Library) MIMWAL MIM WAL WIKI


Step 2. Download files needed to compile the Workflow Activity Library

Download latest version of MIM WAL Download hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.3496.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 (Do not download the latest hotfix for this, I know that would make too much sense right but instead download this old one.)

Download Windows SDK image

Notice the 3 option

GRMSDK_EN_DVD.iso is x86 version

GRMSDKX_EN_DVD.iso is AMD64 version

GRMSDKIAI_EN_DVD.iso is itanium version

Note: Below section was updated to reflect the correct .msp files Thank you Dan Lowe (HBF) for the call out.

Step 2. Extract files from MIM hotfix

Navigate to the folder where the Extracted Hotfix files are located and find the file Fimservice_x64_kb2906832.msp

if  7-zip is installed on your machine Right click on the file Fimservice_x64_kb2906832.msp and click on 7-Zip and select Extract files

In the Extract to window enter the destination of the extracted files.

Now lets verify files have been extracted.

Navigate to the destination where you set the extraction location.

Locate the file

Now click on this file

Locate the wsp file MicrosoftILMPortalCommonDlls.wsp


Right click the wsp file and click on Extract and extract it to a specified location


This now click on the extracted file which looks alot like the file you just clicked on to extract from


Rename this file to MicrosoftILMPortalCommonDlls.wsp


when you open up this file you will see


Locate the following files

  • Microsoft.IdentityManagement.WebUI.Controls.dll
  • Microsoft.IdentityManagement.WFExtensionInterfaces.dll
  • Microsoft.ResourceManagement.dll
  • Microsoft.ResourceManagement.WorkflowContract.dll


Copy those files to a location you will easily be able to find.

If your not already logged into the server that host the FIM / MIM Service log into the server open up Powershell

type in the following command

cd C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\System.Management.Automation\

Then enter the following cmd

copy .\System.Management.Automation.dll <enter path to location where you have the other .dlls>

or you could just navigate to the source and copy it but this file may be hidden in your environment depending on your settings.

Before we continue we need to get the gacutil.exe and the sn.exe

Locate the file GRMSDK_EN_DVD.iso or which ever version you downloaded earlier

Extract the files

open the Extracted files navigate to the folder "Setup"

Open the Setup Folder

Locate the folder "WinSDKNetFxTools"

Open the "WinSDKNetFxTools" and locate the file

Open the file

There will be a bunch of files locate the following 2 files, be sure to get the correct files as a few files are named very similar



copy these files to the location where you copied the previously downloaded .DLLs

Rename these files

Rename FL_gacutil_exe_30517_x86_enu to gacutil.exe

Rename FL_sn_exe_24885_x86_enu to sn.exe

now that we have the files needed lets get ready to compile it.

Please continue to MIM WAL–Installation Guide Part 2