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I have manager and employee reporting to manager. The sharepoint server is integrated with active directory and active directory does not maintain any such relationship.

So how can we do that ?

Can we create user group in sharepoint 2010 and then maintain the relation ? But if so then how to use the relationship in workflow

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Typically user profiles would hold this information.

You can set SharePoint up to synchronise with Active Directory (as you have done). In the event where a field (manager) is not being brought down from AD then you can use SharePoint to manage it.

This link should help http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721054.aspx

Hope that helps

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can we manage the relationship using custom sharepoint user-groups and then query accordingly. –  Ravi Ranjan Oct 11 '12 at 13:16
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Typically SharePoint groups are used to represent roles (usual in terms of what permissions and rights they have) and not relationships. They aren't really designed to capture in such a way that you can store relational data in them. I would look at user profiles firstly, as the ability to associate a person with a manager is built in. In fact there is a out-of-the-box control in SharePoint that visualises the organisational hierarchy using the values in this fields. –  James Mann Oct 11 '12 at 13:27
    
Can you please share the name or demo page link of out-of-box control used for visualising organisational hierarchy. –  Ravi Ranjan Oct 12 '12 at 9:03
    
Please see: adminsonnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/… –  James Mann Oct 12 '12 at 9:12
    
Thankyou very much. You have really helped a lot. –  Ravi Ranjan Oct 12 '12 at 12:49
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