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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User profile synchronization - AD - “&” character triggers update on users

When doing a sync against AD almost every user get updated. And this happens every time I'm doing a sync! When I look at FIM it looks like SPS-Deparment detects changes because AD has a different ...
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Multi language sites

We are about to create a multi lingual portal for a customer that has offices in many countries. We will have site collections with different language packs. All our users will have access to the ...
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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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wsp Template loaded, but site creation problem

I have a wsp file from a different farm sent to me and would like to use it on my organization's sharepoint environment. I loaded the template and activated it and can see it as a template when I ...
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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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People Picker for AD LDS FBA

I have set up a test system to evaluate the use of AD LDS in an extranet scenario. I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Sharepoint 2010 SP1 installed. This machine is joined to an AD domain, and has ...
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SharePoint 2010 unable to resolve usernames in peoplepicker

In a SharePoint 2010 Foundation environment, I am experiencing issues when attempting to edit a list element. It seems to be caused by peoplepicker fields, but can't verify this for sure. We are using ...
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Domain user returns false when I validate user using PrincipalContext ValidateCredentials

I have created a function to check domain user is valid or not and I have deployed this function to service.asmx in _layouts folder public bool CheckUser(string username, string password, string ...
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SharePoint 2013 Windows Extranet Permisisons

I have inherited a SharePoint site as part of a new job. The thing is a bit of a mess but I'm getting my head around it. The previous admin has created an extranet which uses a Basic Windows ...
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Item permissions changed

I have a question because i cant explain why something happend. Suddenly the item permissions on several items are changed. An AD group is gone as a permissions group and instead i see the ...
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EnsureUser has a limitation?

We're converting all SP permissions into ActiveDirectory groups (one per uninherited object, per role level). I wanted the group names to reflect where the permissions were/are, so I assigned each ...
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Manager not displayed when manager is in a different active directory domain than the user

Users whose accounts reside in the EU or AP domains but whose managers accounts reside in AM or some other domain in the forest are not displaying their managers at all. Additionally these users are ...
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Can't Add Users and Groups Using the AD Browse Button

I am a farm administrator for our SharePoint Foundation 2010 site, and I have been experiencing a permissions problem for the past few months (it has not always been like this) that inhibits me from ...
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Names not adding to list

In sharepoint workspace I want to add names to my 'IM contact' field in one of my lists. When I click the address icon and search for a name, the name appears. It lets me add it, then when I click ok ...
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Security Group membership not updating in SharePoint Online

We have recently setup SharePoint Online and it has all been going well until... A few new people have joined and they have been added to their teams AD Security Group. This security group is then ...
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On signout access denied message is thrown in sharepoint

I created a loginpage using FBA and Active Directory Authentication. It is working fine when I am trying to login. But when I try to signout it is showing layouts/15/AccessDenied.aspx in the url . ...
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Department or Organization Chart from Active Directory

How do I create a chart of my organization departments from active directory and display it in sharepoint?
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stsadm migrateuser operation successful, but no change

We recently had an AD username change on our system. In SharePoint, the profile is updated except, as many people have experienced, some of the core fields like username are still stuck on the old ...
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Is it necessary to create a site collection of type “My Sites” to user the User profile service application (AD import)?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721052(v=office.15).aspx Above URL --> Under before you begin section: An application pool for My Sites exists. We have a silt collection of "team sites ...
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Due to some exceptions with code we added HostingEnvironment.Impersonate(). Is it safe and good practice?

We are trying to access the active directory services using C# on SharePoint webpart. There was COM exception when executing: SearchResultCollection resultCol = search.FindAll(); I got the solution ...
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Can't approve a workflow task after the initiator was removed from Active Directory

We have a rare but frustrating issue in which a workflow and task are initiated by someone who then is later removed from AD. These tasks can no longer be actioned by the assignee or anyone else for ...
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Accessing Office365's Active Directory

I am trying to implement a Single-Sign-On functionality for an Intranet web-application that will sit on SharePoint. Now, I have done a lot of research on this and informed myself about the ...
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Add new synchronization connection - NeedsFullImport Error

We are trying to setup a new sychronization connection on Sharepoint 2013 however after having filled in our account details and selecting User OU's, when pressing OK the following error is displayed ...
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User not appearing when I start typing name in Group

There are 3 users in AD and they are synced with UPS. I can see their profile and if I do people search then they also appear in results. Let's call them user1, user2, user3. Problem is I am trying to ...
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Active Directory inheritance and Team Sites

Consider the following scenario for Active Directory groups for Team Sites: A1 (Top Level Site - Top level AD Group) -B1 (Mid Level Site - 2nd level AD Group) --C1 (Lower Level Site - 3rd level AD ...
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Using PrincipalContext to create groups from SharePoint gives access denied for domain admin user

I'm trying to create new AD security groups from the codebehind of a SharePoint application page. I'm using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement to do this. This is how I'm creating a group: ...
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Active Directory group not displayed in membership tab in sharepoint 2010

I recently activated My Site in my portal. I wanted to display the users that belonged to a particular distribution list in active directory. I have created distribution list and also security group ...
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How can I manage an AD group through SharePoint?

I have a hosted SharePoint and Exchange environment and want to manage email distribution list memberships through SharePoint. Assuming I have some universal security group in AD which is mail-enabled ...
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How can I create distribution lists from groups in SharePoint Foundation 2013?

The SharePoint site in question is internet facing extranet site built on SharePoint 2103 Foundation. There is no Active Directory or Exchange Server and the site members have email addresses from ...
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SharePoint User Profile Sync to AD

One question regarding the user profile sync, we are trying to sync user photo in SharePoint back to AD picture. We have one AD forest, two domains, and in SharePoint we have two Synchronization ...
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How to retrieve the user account associated to a client certificate on SharePoint 2013

I’m searching for a while but I don’t find any answer to my problem. So now, i'm confused ... I hope to find an answer thanks to you. On SharePoint 2013, I configured FBA with a custom login page. ...
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“Add document” link missing for users receiving access through AD groups

So, using SP Foundation 2010, we've chosen to assign Active Directory groups to various sites and folders to control access, instead of assigning indidual users directly, then control all access ...
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Search user with firstname instead of lastname

When i try to search people in AD or SharePoint, i don't get results on there firstname. I always need to give either fullname or lastname. Is there a way do get John Doe as result for both, "John" ...
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E-Mail appearing in 'My Settings' but not in user profile?

As title suggests, there's a user who has confirmed he has his e-mail populated based on what they see in 'My Settings'. However, when I'm trying to do something in code with their e-mail I can't ...
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Getting user's AD groups as lookup

I'm trying to make a simple reservation site, containing two lists: resources and reservations. Users are making reservations by creating a new item on Reservations list, specifying which resource ...
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How do I Augment Active Directory and CRM roles in Visual Studio?

I have a custom solution that allows users to login via CRM and this works fine. Also, users who can can login with windows authentication and this works fine. I need to combine the roles such that ...
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User Profile Sync not running

Under the User Profile Service Application, I noticed that the Profile Synchronization Status was set to "Synchronizing Stop". Which is weird, as it was noon, and the incrementals are supposed to ...
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Approval workflow: “Assigned to” field gets different user name in list and autogenerated e-mail

I've added an Approval workflow on my development server and manually copied the workflow in the production environment (since no efficient deployment tool for configured workflows seems to exist). ...
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SharePoint 2013 Standard Alerts failing to send when user is a Contributor by way of AD group

There has been an ongoing issue where our SharePoint 2013 (Standard) sites which are using AD groups in the Contributors SharePoint group. Administrators have set up subscriptions for users, and ...
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How to get new users for an Office 365 tenant through Graph API?

I'm looking for a way to retrieve new users to my tenant. I am polling users through the Graph API, msdn article Now, this API doesn't list any created datetime or anything similar. I am trying to ...
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Getting User from Active Directory through PowerShell and updating SharePoint List

I have created Windows 2012 R2 as a domain controller as bellow Server Name :- Server Domain :- milind.intra I have all users in user container only and not all user have manager in active directory ...
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SP2013: What's the best way to AD Re-Authenticate in a List Edit Page?

Per customer request: When an approver reviews item data in a list edit screen, the approver re-enters his AD credentials for "verification". I've already explained to the customer about security, ...
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My Sharepoint Account must change

I sign in to Sharepoint with an AD Account, Domain\George I can no longer use that account, and instead need to login as Domain\George.Winters Both accounts are present, however, in the Sharepoint ...
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How do I get AD group(s) of an SPUser

We developed a web part that lists data which filters data according to the user's active directory groups. However, I am not able to get the groups from an SPUser context via ...
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Configuring Sharepoint Server 2013 connect to SQL server using child Active Directory domain user

I'm having a problem with the initial configuration of SharePoint. I'm unable to connect to my SQL user account which is integrated in a child Active Directory domain, like this format: ...
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Unwanted users showing in User Profile Service

I've created a sync connection with Active Directory in the User Profile Service Application. When the connection was created, some OUs were deselected. Somehow, though, users within these OUs were ...
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Email is present in AD but WorkFlow returns empty string

I have an account ABC in Active Directory with email abc@abc.com When I run Workflow and log email of ABC account it show empty string. What's happening?
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow assign AD Security group

Is there a way to create a workflow that would grant AD permissions to users after it's completed? I want to create a workflow that would grant users VPN access by adding them to a certain AD security ...
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Pre Active Directory Migration users unable to create MySites

First off, thanks for any insight you can provide, I have been smashing against this problem for the last week and think I have been able to come up with a solid pattern. I took over the System ...
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How to force update of AD group in SharePoint?

I need to force/trigger an update of an active directory group that is added as a domain group on a web. Some delayed timed job is not going to work (i.e. it is not an option to change the ...