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Why aren't changes in Active Directory synchronizing with the People and Groups list?

I just noticed an interesting scenario where if a users first name, last name or username is changed in AD it doesn't synchronize with the People and Groups list. How does the Active Directory sync ...
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Can SharePoint 2013 be configured & Installed without connecting to Active Directory

We want to build a public facing web site using SharePoint 2013 . but as the public facing web site will be accessed by public users, so can we configure and install the SharePoint server 2013 , ...
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Get Current User's Department Name and Manager From Active Directory

How the "department name" and "manager" attribute value could be retrieved from active directory programmatically? For ex. i will have custom newform.aspx to create some new item, in the code-behind ...
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How to use AD group in SharePoint 2010

I'm relatively new to SP2010 and wondered about a few Active Directory permission things: Is it possible to limit access to lists and pages to a specific AD group? We have a helpdesk area that will ...
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How to migrate User database from FBA to AD in SP2010

I have successfully migrated from WSS 3.0 to SP2010. The User database is FBA. However, I need to migrate from FBA to Active Directory (AD). I need to know the process to migrate this User Database ...
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Sharepoint 2013: AD users not found on people/user picker, but they shows up only in Central Admin site

I'm having problem with my SharePoint 2013 people picker. It doesn't shows any AD users at all. But strangely, when I pick/search people in its Central Administration site, all my AD users are shown. ...
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What populates the People Picker / Address Book

I'm sure I already know this... that or it is really simple but what setting, connection or page decides who is shown in the People Picker / Address Book? Is it simply who is in your AD, determined ...
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list most recently added user profiles?

In a web part (either out of the box or custom), I would like to list the user profiles most recently imported from Active Directory. This would be roughly equivalent to the most recent hires. Is this ...
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Active directory distribution group and user permission?

We have two active directory security groups(internal) added into the sharepoint members group explicitly. GroupB is a subgroup of GroupA, when I search a user permission (went to the member group and ...
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Question on AD Groups and Sharepoint Groups

I have a security group inside Active Directory called 'Services'. I've added a number of users to the group. I then went into Sharepoint and added that group to the 'Contribute' sharepoint group. ...
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UPS not importing data from AD

I have setup User Profile Service Application. User Profile Service is running. User Profile Synchronization Service is running. I did full profile synchronization. The synchronization started ...
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Import User profiles from AD not working

I intend to import user profiles from AD to SharePoint 2010 but I can't do it. See the process that I am following below: When I got to User Profile Service Application -> Configure Synchronization ...
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Populate SharePoint Contact List with AD user information

I want to import user information (contacts) from Active Directory (AD) and populate contact list in Sharepoint 2010. I bet the easiest way is to import contacts from outlook. However, this will not ...
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EnsureUser throws The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and try your operation again

I have this code: The EnsureUser Line is throwing me that exception, any idea? The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and try your ...
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Import About Me property from AD

Is it possible to import from Active Directory a property for About Me ? On the telephones tab exists a property Notes (I think it's called Info) but I can't import it. Thank's
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Exluding some users from Search

In AD we have two entries for users if they have a mobile number. John Smith John Smith (Mobile) This is because our phone system can only display one number per entry and is hooked into AD. This I ...
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User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint 2013

This can be found under central admin->App mgmt->Manage service apps->User profile service app. Our requirement is to sync the AD user data into SharePoint user profiles. And this should be scheduled ...
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Deleted user profile from sharepoint, profile not picked from AD again

I have SharePoint 2010 configured to pick user profile details from AD. I had a user whose details were incorrectly picked by SharePoint. We have what you would define as 2 ADs. One for the parent ...
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Multiple ADs with 2 way trust not working in SP Org Browser

We run SP 2010. We have multiple AD domains in the enterprise due to mergers and acquisitions. We now have managers and employees under the manager working in different domains. Is there a solution ...
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SharePoint 2010 Foundation Complete Install guide

I could not find any guides on the net regarding complete installation of SharePoint 2010 Foundation on vm or SharePoint 2010 Foundation with AD on vm. Here is my current progress:- 1. I've setup a ...
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InfoPath Form - Limiting View Access by Domain Controller's AD Groups?

I'm working on a Sharepoint 2010 server that is virtualized inside of a domain. The domain controller has Active Directory installed and thus defines the AD Groups on it. An InfoPath 2010 form was ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Change Password WebPart?

I´m searching for a free SharePoint 2010 WebPart to change the password from the current user.
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SharePoint and several Active Directory sources(solved)

I have either a SharePoint AD sync problem or AD problem. I have mapped several AD sources to be imported into SharePoint: SP-domain AD 1 AD 2 - > groups to be imported into SC 2 AD 3 - > groups ...
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Access Denied when creating AD Group with Workflow

I'm trying to create AD Group via Workflow...I'm using a Workflow 2010 type on a Sharepoint Server 2013 . When i try to launch the Workflow it cancels himself and says "Access Denied" ... I tried to ...
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Force create SPUser for disabled AD account

I am trying to get SharePoint to create an SPUser for a disabled active directory account. The reason for this is that I am archiving items across site collections. As the items are copied I am ...
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SharePoint 2013 User Profile Can't Sync with AD

I used to have SP13 sync with AD until I deleted the Service application, and now no matter what I do, the synchronization service won't start and I'm getting this error in event log: The Execute ...
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SharePoint access does not update last login in Active Directory

Users accessing SharePoint 2010 from outside of our domain do not have the "last login" property of their Active Directory account updated. This is problematic as we are supposed to disable accounts ...
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Can I synchronize only users that are members of a certain AD group?

I have a user profile service application set up, and now I want to import profiles from an AD, but I don't want all users, only those that are members of a given AD group. How do I do that?
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SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup not working with every AD Group

I'm currently having an issue with SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup, I've search here and on Google but I haven't found any explication for this behavior. I use the method to list Users that are part or ...
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user profile photos not appearing in search results even after full sync

I imported user photos to the thumbnailPhoto Active Directory attribute. I ran a full user profile synchronization. Then, I ran the Update-SPProfilePhotoStore PowerShell command as described here. ...
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SharePoint 2010 PeoplePicker Control Not Displaying User Data

In a test SharePoint environment, I have configured the User Profile Service, and the user profiles have been successfully populated into the UPS using the User profile Synchronization Service from ...
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cannot add External Domain User To Group

I have a problem about adding a User to Group using a custom code (web part / web services is the same). In my organization I have 2 Active Directory domain (DOMAIN and DOMAINEXT). My Sharepoint farm ...
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User Contact List and Lync

I am struggling in creating a contact list. Our company requires a sharepoint contact list so that the details of AD users are shown. It would be great if the online status of users is shown. I think ...
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Import and Export last profile picture to AD

I actually want to have a perfect sync of my Sharepoint site with my AD for profile picture. So, I need to have a bi-directionnal import of profile picture and a mean to have the most recent picture ...
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Powershell script for adding imported user profiles to SP group?

I've managed to import user profiles from our AD. Now I want to add all the imported user profiles into a specific SharePoint group, let's say Visitors, and doing this by using the People Picker takes ...
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Troubleshooting People-Picker errors in multi-domain environment

I'm looking for help with troubleshooting people-picker in multi-domain environment with one-way trusts. We already executed the stsadm –o setapppassword -password pickapassword and stsadm -o ...
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Question on credentials in SharePoint - To modify Active Directory properties through SharePoint

I am referring to an article:- Change the Active Directory User Password Through SharePoint My requirement is: Change the Active Directory User Password Through SharePoint. Code:- // Claims-based ...
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Move-SPUser : pixels

Migrating users from one domain to another, I get this error on a couple of users. The migration still seems to occur. Move-SPUser : pixels At D:\UserMigration\MigrateUsers.ps1:10 char:28 + ...
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How do I get Active Directory Group Name from Sharepoint programmatically?

So my problem is this: I have created a Sharepoint Group and added a New User, which in fact is an Active Directory Group. Now I loggin using an account from this Active Directory Group. I need this ...
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pickerentity.key with Claims

In a Sharepoint 2010 page, I am using a people picker to pick users or groups, SPgroups as well as Active directory groups. I am then retrieving every item that was picked as a PickerEntity.Key which ...
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How Can I Enable Editing for User Information AD Properties?

In a list, I have a column for users. When I click on the username it opens up the user profile panel with information gotten from AD for that user. This is good. You would think that if I ...
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Issues with migrating SharePoint 2010 from one AD to another

I currently have an AD which needs some work, and are building a new one and assigning a trust. However I'm also doing a SP 2010 build. Will there be any issues if I hook SP 2010 up to the current ...
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Audience membership using nested groups in Active Directory

I have looked into this issue and whilst I understand that a distribution group won't be imported into SharePoint via user profile import security groups however will. I have a security group that is ...
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Where are users in SharePoint stored?

Quick question, I don't know how SharePoint i set up like this, but where are users stored? I recently got to a new workplace and there's a Sharepoint site here which has been programmed a bit. And I ...
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Is System Account user should be Domain Admin or Local Admin user too?

I've installed SharePoint 2010 SP2 on windows server 2012 r2(Domain Controller) and during configuration wizard i determined one of my regular AD users("SPFarm" user in Domain Users group) as my farm ...
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Some AD users do not have user profiles

We have large enterprise system. Some of the AD users do not have user profiles so the code throws a null point exception. When check in user profile list, they do not have user profiles. Why is that? ...
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Why i can not install sharepoint 2013 on a domain controller

It is mentioned that it is not recommended to install SharePoint 2013 on a domain controller. But In my current situation I am setting up my development environment for SP2013; where SharePoint and ...
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Set permission to SharePoint 2010 site to ALL users of Active Directory

I have created web-app in SharePoint 2010 using workgroup layout. I can assign users from my Active Directory manually. Is there a way to allow access to all AD automatically?
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How do I add an AD account to a sharepoint group from a different (non-sharepoint server)

For reasons beyond my control, I have to run our e-commerce on a non-sharepoint server. I can easily create an AD account and have no problems there. Now, on a different box, I need to add the ...
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SharePoint 2010 and Active Directory

I would like to know in details the effects of SharePoint 2010 on the Active Directory 2008 R2. Currently, we have a SharePoint 2007 production and development environments. Both environments are ...