Friday, 1 October 2010

Event ID 3 ForeFront Identity Manager Error

After applying the August 2010 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010, I started to see the following error in Application Event Logs around every 30 seconds. They occurred on the server that was running the FIM Services:


Provider: ForeFront Identity Manager

Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service: Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.WorkflowManagerException: Forefront Identity Management Service does not support workflows of type 'Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Activities.SequentialWorkflow, Microsoft.ResourceManagement, Version=4.0.2450.9, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'. at Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.HostActivator.ActivateHost(ResourceManagementWorkflowDefinition workflowDefinition) at Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.WorkflowManager.StartWorkflowInstance(Guid workflowInstanceIdentifier, KeyValuePair`2[] additionalParameters

After a call to Microsoft I was told that they are "aware of the issue" and a hotfix and associated KB article will be released very soon. The product group stated that these "errors are benign".

Verdict: Harmless but annoying


  1. is there an update yet? Tyler King

  2. I believe December 2010 Cumulative updates have just been released:

  3. I just installed the December updates in a farm with straight RTM (no previous cu applied) and I am getting the error.