Active Directory is a Microsoft technology primarily for managing multiple Windows servers and workstations in a single environment. It was first released in 2000.

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Get AD user object GUID using Client Object Model in Sharepoint

I want to extract the objectguid corresponding to a username from the AD using javascript in Sharepoint. Is it possible? I can get some properties like the current username by using ...
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How to add AD Group to SharePoint Group using Powershell

I want to create a SharePoint Group named "SomeGroup" and then want to add crossponding Active Directory Group to this SharePoint Group "SomeGroup". I have searched but not found any good example to ...
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How to install Sharepoint 2013, AD and SQL Database separately

I have a ISO with SharePoint 2013 Standard Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and want to make a SharePoint environment with Active Directory on 3 virtual Machines (using Hyper-V). Instead of ...
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Disable the Sync of Profile pictures from SharePoint My Sites to AD

I'm looking for a way to stop the sync of Profile Pictures between My Sites and Active Directory. Users are editing their profile photo and thus they are synced back. I have seen the Property "Picture ...
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Grant “Replicate Changes” permissions in Active Directory with PowerShell

I'm creating a user in Active directory with PowerShell and need to assign it "Replicate Changes" rights. I can't find anywhere online how to do this.
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People picker: Error - The user does not exist or is not unique

I am using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise. I have configured the people picker with the following PowerShell command: stsadm -o setproperty -url http://our.acc.myCompany.biz -pn ...
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E-mail only working sometimes in SharePoint 2013?

Whenever I create or start a simple workflow with an email action I receive this message: 11/19/2013 9:41 AM Error No presence informationadministrator **Coercion warning: user or group does not ...
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People picker not working after machine rename Foundation 2010

Silly me forgot to rename my foundations 2010 test server's machine name prior to installing SharePoint. I used STSAdmin to perform a server-rename after changing the machine name, but now local users ...
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What field in Active Directory should be populated to allow e-mail alerts?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but none of the questions I've found so far seem to answer this specific question. I have a SharePoint site where no users (or almost no users) can create alerts ...
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Users added to AD group not granted access in SharePoint

Let's say I have an AD group called domain\Group1, in SharePoint I create a group called Group 1. In the SharePoint group I add the corresponding domain group. Now if I add a user to the domain group, ...
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Grant access to Sharepoint site for a non-domain user

We have two ActiveDirectory separate forests (no trust is established between them). And user from another forest/domain wants to use Sharepoint site (resides on our forest) like we do. I read the ...
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Ability to create users inside SharePoint 2010

We have a very simple SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 installation. We created and configured everything manually, and only set up what we really needed. So there is no user profile service in SP, and we ...
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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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Retain all permissions and tasks after changing active directory

We have SharePoint 2013 with AD domain like testdm. We have 2 separate Active Directory with same domain e.g. testdm. Now we need to change our SharePoint AD with another AD that having same domain. ...
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How to reset a user's permissions

I need to reset the permission granted to a user in a Sharepoint 2013 farm. That is: revoking any permissions ever granted to this user (Read, Collaboration, etc...) for any sites, lists, folders, ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Limit tagging and searching for people in their own OU

Im almost finished setting up our companys Sharepoint farm. But I got a small question regarding people tagging and searching for each other. We are a consulting company where the client got their ...
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SharePoint people picker. Show other AD attribute

Is any way to show other field from AD in PeoplePicker control ? E.g. from extensionAttiribute1.
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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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How Can I Sync Active Directory User Profile Company Address with SharePoint 2013

How can we Sync Active Directory User Profile Company Address with SharePoint 2013? What is the mapping? A VCard is: ADR;WORK;PREF:;Main Office;12345 Here St.;MyCity;MyState;MyPostal;MyCountry Is ...
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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 ...