Deploy Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP2

The articles in this section provide step-by-step instructions for deploying Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 for end-user self-service scenarios on a fresh server that has not had FIM or MIM previously deployed.


The deployment topology described in this section is intended for only for getting started and learning about MIM. The capacity planning guide provides more information on topologies for production deployments. We recommend reviewing that documentation before deploying MIM for production scale or use.

The privileged access management scenario is deployed differently than other MIM scenarios, as it requires a dedicated bastion forest environment. If you want to learn more about deploying MIM for Privileged Access Management, see Configure the MIM environment for Privileged Access Management.

The process for deploying MIM is similar to the process for its predecessor, FIM 2010 R2. If you want to refer to the FIM documentation, see the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Deployment Guide.

First: Prepare a domain

MIM works with Active Directory (AD), so follow these steps to configure your AD domain controller.

Next: Prepare identity management servers

Once your domain is in place and configured, prepare your corporate identity management server.

For more information on supported platforms, see Supported platforms for MIM 2016 or later

This includes setting up:

Finally: Install Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP2 components

Once you have set up the domain and server, you're ready to install the MIM components and configure them to sync with AD.