Windows Azure Directory – Remove no longer synced objects

In one of my last blog-post I described how to configure the initial synchronization of an Active Directory Service with Windows Azure Directory ( But what if you have already synced your Domain, and you made your configuration afterwards? Yes, unfortunately, the Accounts in the Azure Directory will not be deleted. This is caused of the Forefront Identity Manager Metaverse. But we come to this later on. Continue reading

SCCM 2012 R2 – Console on Windows 8.1 can’t connect to SMS Provider

Today I installed the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Console on another Windows 8.1 machine. I already deployed my package on my Workstation, so I didn’t expect to get any issues. But after the Installation, I wasn’t able to connect to my SCCM hierarchy, the well-known error “Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site (….”:
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SCCM 2012 – Inventoried Software is empty?

I think the Difference between Software and Hardware Inventory in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is leading many People the to wrong direction, when they want to achieve something that has to do with one of those inventories, because the Hardware Inventory should more be called WMI Inventory. In this Blog Post, I would like to Show, what you have to do, when the Inventoried Software node beyond Asset Intelligence is empty, like this:
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