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SharePoint 2010 People Picker Issues

I recently performed a database attach upgrade from a SharePoint 2003 system to SharePoint 2007, then up to SharePoint 2010. Everything is running well, for the most part. But one of our biggest ...
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Add a server to SharePoint Admin user?

I need to add one of our production servers (that hosts SQL Server 2008) let's say XXX to SharePoint Admin in SharePoint 2010. How can I do that? I agree that a server is not a user or a group. Let ...
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People picker is picking users from AD even though user profile service is not connected to AD

I have seen this scenario at my office I had installed sharepoint on a new machine at my office. After installing I tried to add a new user profile. When clicking on account name I can see that I can ...
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Active Directory users not listed when trying to add users to SharePoint Foundation 2010

this was previously asked on serverfault by me: http://serverfault.com/q/389357/121152 I'm running SharePoint Foundation 2010 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and I'm having a problem adding users ...
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Updating Active Directory 'webpage' property

We currently have a SharePoint 2007 environment that has been in use for years now. When it was set up, it automatically entered information into the Active Directory property 'webpage' for all users ...
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How can we differentiate users exists in particular group of Active Directory

My requirement in one of my projects is like, I have 2 Active Directory Groups say Team Group and HR group and members(users) total of 25. So I have to differentiate those 25 users in under which ...
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Sharepoint and Active Directory Integration

New to the whole Sharepoint business, so any help is appreciated. Whenever a new user is created in Active Directory, I'd like Sharepoint to automatically populate itself to add the entry as a ...
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How to set permissions for SP2010 Server

I'm new to SharePoint 2010 and am creating numerous Publishing sites with workflows, each for a different department. Each department needs to have a few people assigned to be able to create pages, ...
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AD groups with upper-case letters are all lower-case if added in wss

we are running an wss 3.0 connected to AD. New Users were directly given permissions to subsites/lists by adding them to the permission list in sharepoint. The users are already in AD security groups ...
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Does Sharepoint use the wWWHomePage attribute in AD?

I have been working with synchronizing users into Active Directory, from an external data source, and one of the attributes of interest is wWWHomePage, and the AD folk have noticed that many users ...
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Sharepoint shows wrong account for User Profile Syncronisation Service

I've been trying to start UPS Sync Service in my SP2010 Farm. Here what I do: Create a UPS Sync Service Application with a managed account (DOMAIN\spservices). Click on newly created application, ...
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How do I pull the email address from Active Directory?

I have a custom phone list that was populated from an Excel spreadsheet. I have to add the email address to this list in SharePoint. How do I query Active Directory for the correct email address for ...
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Sharepoint 2010 server running stand alone, how to add domain accounts to it for auth?

I have a SharePoint server that is not running on our primary domain. I would like the users to come from AD on our primary domain. so users can login with their [domain][account]. I would also ...
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Synchronize User Profile data from an external list

I would like to use additional properties from another datasource (SQL server) as additional user properties, then push them back to active directory. I setup a sample BCS to the sql server ...
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How to synchronise changes in Active Directory with Sharepoint profile info

I recently had an incident where the email details of a Sharepoint user were changed in Active Directory. These changes were not transferred into SharePoint and I had a problem in one of my web parts ...
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Get Active Directory Username in SharePoint2013

I want to get the Active Directory username from SharePoint page. I will send it to a page on another server. How can I do this? My page's Code: <%-- _lcid="1033" _version="15.0.4420" _dal="1" ...
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Can't find AD data connection when importing pictures from AD

I want to syncronize the pictures in AD with SharePoint 2013, but I can't seem to find the AD data connection. I'm following this guide. But when I go to select the AD data connection when adding a ...
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Sharepoint 2013 online: Retrieve email address of an active directory user via JavaScript Object model

I have set up a working connection between my sharepoint 2013 online and my Active directory, what I'm trying to achieve is to retrieve a specific field (in this particular case an email address ...
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Filter disabled AD users from Organizational chart using Active Directory Import

So pople who are no longer a part of the organization are shown in the Organizational chart on MySites. I know the solution when the User Profile Synchronization instance is started, and the ...
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Set password policy for specific user in O365?

In Office 365, I have a workflow that runs in the context of another user - a service user. The service users password gets expired after 120 days and then has to be edited, like it does for all other ...
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Is it possible to install Active Directory on a machine that already has sharepoint installed?

All the links I've read say the correct way is to have Active Directory installed before Sharepoint. But currently I have a machine running sharepoint and need to install active directory on it, is it ...
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How to change Active Directory picture?

I got a request to create an App in a on-premise SharePoint 2013 enviroment. The App should upload a userprofile picture to a list and then send the small-thumbnail (sharepoint created) to the Active ...
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How to check if current user is permitted to create personal site and create it on demand

Given the following situation: Within our company's farm the creation of MySites / PersonalSites is limited to members of a special AD Group ("MysiteCreator"). This group has been given the ...
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Unknown SQL Exception 18452 occurred

I am not sure if this is a SP problem or not. So I am posting here because the problem occurs to the SP server. Well, I have three servers: a Domain server, an SQL server and a server dedicated to ...
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Can't sync user's picture from Active Directory to SharePoint2013 [duplicate]

As title, I've done every single step to sync user's picture, but it's still doesn't work. I don't know what to do now to make it work. Any idea? I've selected "Use SharePoint Active Directory ...
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Filling in Lookup columns with AD information SP2013

Im trying to put together a simple contact list. Our Sharepoint Online is linked up to our Active directory. I was wondering if its possible to automate as much as possible to minimise errors on this ...
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Will Sharepoint be Upset if We Move the Domain Controller and DNS Server?

Our Domain Controller and DNS Server is on the same machine as SharePoint. We want to provision a new machine with the Domain Controller (and promote it) and the DNS Server whilst leaving SharePoint ...
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Syncronizing AD groups to sharepoint user list (through powershell?)

I am wondering if there is any way to get members of specific AD groups (several AD groups actually) to sync with the Sharepoint User Lists, found at ...
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SP2013 AD and import

I noticed without configuring the sync user profile service the name and telephone number come from the AD ( domain\newUser, Some Number, New User Name ). Why not the email ( or other camps)? is this ...
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Mysites User Profiles Gone?

So today suddenly all but the very latest (added within this week) users disappeared from MySites and our People Directory. What could of caused this to happen? How can I restore everyone's ...
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Active Directory Group inside Group and Sharepoint Site Permissions

I have create GroupB inside GroupA in active directory and give permission to GroupA in sharepoint site.GroupA contains UserA and GroupB contains UserB. If i logged in using UserA than everything ...
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SharePoint 2013 - People Search not showing all AD users

I have a People Search set up on my SharePoint site. The User Profile Sync service is set up to 'Use SharePoint Profile Synchronization'. About a week ago, all users were coming into SharePoint ...
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Can't create User Profile AD mapping using PowerShell in 2013

Using PowerShell, I want to add properties to the user profile in 2013 and map those properties to be synchronized with Active Directory. I can create the properties fine as well as the ...
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How to Update AD Group Membership Based on Sharepoint List

In my portal I have a list where we keep track of officials that belong to a particular location. If someone adds or subtracts a person from that list, then I have to manually adjust the Active ...
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SharePoint 2010 AD User permission not updated instantly in SharePoint

This is similar to the issue asked here in SE before Why are user permissions set in AD not updated immediately to SharePoint? but in my case it doesn't work. I have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise ...
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How to deny a group of authenticated users access?

Our SharePoint environment has various securable objects that grant permission (at very least read permission) to the Active Directory group "all authenticated users". In other words, up until now, ...
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SP2010 - User profile results with mix-and-match NETBIOS/DNS domains

First off, let me say that User Profile Service is provisioned and generally runs normally. We're running on February 2012 CU. We're in the middle of a domain merge, combining five AD domains into ...
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(AD) People picker works on some parts of Central Admin and not on others

SharePoint Server 2010 (not just Foundation) If I go to Central Admin>Application Management>Manage service applications and select Business Data Connectivity Service, then click Administrators, I can ...
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FIM throwing massive errors on AD Synchronization

since 5 days we are running into massive errors, when our AD synch is running. The error code from the event viewer looks like this: EventID 6801 The extensible extension returned an unsupported ...
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AD Managed Service Account as SharePoint Managed Account

I'm slightly confused with regards to managed service accounts in Active Directory & SharePoint. Here's what I'm doing: Create a managed service account in AD with "New-ADServiceAccount" & ...
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Forgot password in sharepoint with activedirectory membership?

0 Hi I’m working with forgot password link on custom login page having active directory membership(LDAP) For which I need to set web.config of webapplication in sharepoint For example ...
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Filter Library with parameter

I am an intern at a company, so I am not completely sure about the structure of the servers etc. However, I have a library that I want to filter by the department that the currently logged on user is ...
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Mapping AD “member of” user property in sharepoint 2010 user profile properties

I need to map AD's "Member Of" property in sharepoint 2010 user profile properties. I found a guide on how to do that, How to map a user’s Active Directory group membership to their SharePoint profile ...
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People picker / Add users to groups resolves non-existing ad users and groups

I have an odd problem. I have a site where I'm able to resolve ad groups that no longer exists. I can see them if I search in the people picker or I can type it in and resolve it just fine. If I try ...
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PurgeNonImportedObjects doesn’t remove user accounts?

Our customer has switched his AD to a new one. We have migrated users in SharePoint, but the User Profile Service doesn’t work for 73 of 7024 users. These users can log in to SharePoint, but doesn’t ...
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custom pickerEntity tied to Sharepoint list

I have an application page that uses sharepoint people picker. I also have another sharepoint page that has what I called allContacts, which is a custom list with unique contacts. I want the people ...
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How to import users from a different domain in User Profile service application?

The sharepoint server is setup in the public domain and all service accounts used for installation and configuration are based off of the same(public)domain as well. The server is meant to host the ...
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how can pages/ documents be auto tagged based on active directory information?

Is it possible to auto tag pages and documents based on a users active directory data, such as the team, section, department they work in?
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Access control with a very large AD group

I'm working with a company that has 100k+ employees, contractors, and external partners who have user accounts in their Active Directory. People fall into different categories: Employees (60k) ...
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AD security groups renamed. PeoplePicker in Sharepoint 2010 still shows old values

Sharepoint 2010. Our IT guys have recently renamed many Active Directory security groups, however PeoplePicker appears to now display both the old name and new name in results. I assume the new name ...