Is there another way to push data from Active Directory to profile DB without using UPS. i am working on developer machine and just need one time push from AD to profile DB. Is there an alternate to UPS. The UPS thing on SP2010 RTM is a mess.
You could create user profiles programmatically using UserProfileManager.CreateUserProfile method.
You can leverage this method either by using Console Application, or by creating a PowerShell script. I'd prefer the latter approach.
PowerShell code for creating one profile would look something like this:
Actually, I've even found a post where a similar script is already implemented:
This solution will allow you to add user profiles from an XML file. However, obviously it is also possible to pull them from AD.
P.S. I haven't tried this particular script, but recently I used a PowerShell script to populate Organization profiles, and all worked fine.