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SharePoint task assignment email doesn't send to group

Task list has email enabled on task assignment, tasks can be assigned to multiple people or groups. When I create a task and assign it to myself, I get mail. When I update the task to assign it to a ...
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Claims and ADFS - EnsureUser throws SPException on user who exists

I have setup a web app in SP2010 with ADFS and NTLM authentication enabled. We have code that runs SPUser.EnsureUser() that fails looking up a user account that exists in the hidden user list ...
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Management of external users

I'm planning a SharePoint2010 application where most of our users are on an intranet and authenticated through Active Directory, but where ~20% of the users are external to the organization. We are ...
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Some sharepoint users always show up as DOMAIN\username

On our SharePoint 2010 Enterprise intranet most people are displayed by their full name / display name as it's written in AD, like "Mark Jones | HTTP BV", and that's the way it should be. But there ...
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How to set/see my email?

I am new to SP, using 2010, and have my account tied to active directory. Yet in SP I cannot see my email address anywhere. How can I know what address is using? Ok, I CAN see my address under My ...
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Adding a user or group to a SharePoint group

I have a custom PeoplePicker which has SelectionSet = "User,SecGroup". I want to add all entities within this PeoplePicker (which can be a SharePoint user, AD group/user) into a proper SPGroup. How ...
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Managed Metadata Service Application and Crazy Behavior

Good afternoon everyone. I've been working on the implementation of a SharePoint 2010 farm for over a week know, which is far longer than I should have been working on it. I'm running into a ...
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How to configure AD to enable SharePoint users to authenticate with username@custom.com rather than domain\username?

How can I configure Active Directory to enable SharePoint users to authenticate with username@custom.com rather than domain\username? I have done this before and by adding an item to the select box ...
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Creating a new user via code, have to wait before account is able to login

I am creating new AD accounts on the fly in a workflow. Once created I call SPWeb.EnsureUser, then add the user to a SPGroup. If I browse to the group I see my new account in there. If I log out and ...
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Allow any user?

Please forgive the novice question, but I can't seem to find the answer. Is there a way to allow any user access to a SharePoint site without having to add them to a group or turn on anonymous ...
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How to access programmatically to Active Directory Properties from an SPUser

I'd like to know how can I do to access to Active Directory information (eg: Department) of an User starting from an SPUser... I've User Profile Service configured and I see in Sharepoint those ...
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Moving Sharepoint 2010 server from one AD to another?

I have a Sharepoint 2010 deployment (just the SP 2010 Enterprise server + SQL Server). Unfortunately, my DC has gone down so I will have problems logging into the SP Central Admin etc (these servers ...
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Why can I only login if I use “Sign in as a different user”?

Currently, I can only login directly (in any browser) with members of the Sharepoint Farm Administrators group. However, if I login as one of those administrators then login as a regular domain user I ...
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Single Sign On with external system

I have a SharePoint site and as well as an external payroll site. SharePoint uses AD authentication and the external payroll uses custom authentication (Database) with UserName and Password. My ...
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Nested AD Groups not propagating permissions

I have a list of AD Groups that are nested within each other and if I assign a permission level to the top leveled group, the individuals don't seem to get the access they need. Here's an idea of how ...
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sharepoint 2010 adding more fields in user profile, accessible from spuser

we have custom fields like e.g. Manager, Organisation, EmployeeCode. currently we are creating a custom list to add these with respective SpUser.ID, which i think is wrong. Can any one please guide ...
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Peoplepicker returning with “No exact match was found” for a 1-way trust

Problem: When selecting an user in the peoplepicker, and posting the page to the server, an error is returned that the user cannot be found (No exact match was found). This happens when a task is to ...
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Tool for Site Admins to manage their own Active Directory security groups?

We are deploying a new SharePoint 2010 environment. All access is controlled via Active Directory security groups (placed inside existing SharePoint groups). Due to this, we are looking for a tool ...
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Updating Active Directory User Information from Sharepoint User Profiles BCS Data

I am investigating the possibility of updating Active Directory user account information from Sharepoint 2010 User Profiles. I am aware that there is functionality to synchronise data from the User ...
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SharePoint 2010 web membership through Active Directory group web-part to display user list

I'm building a SharePoint environment that will be composed of many departmental sub-sites. Each of these sub-sites will have membership defined through Active Directory groups. I need to display on ...
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Active Directory thumbnail sync with SharePoint 2010

I've got the User Profile service setup in SharePoint 2010 to sync user profiles with Active Directory. It is working and pulls down changes from AD. What I would like to do is allow users to change ...
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Move SharePoint to new Domain

I have SharePoint Foundation installed on a domain joined machine. It is a single server install (SharePoint and SQL on the same machine). I need to un-join this machine from the domain and install ...
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How to use Azure AD Tenant as Identity provider for on-premises farm

I've successfully set up Azure Access Control Service to use Facebook, Google and Live as Identity providers for an on-premise Claims aware Sharepoint web application. Next, I'd like to try and use ...
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SharePoint 2013 Permissions & Active Directory Synchronization

I am running into quite an annoying issue with SharePoint & AD Sync. Basically, SharePoint isn’t recognizing certain users inside the AD groups that I have created and it’s giving them the “Sorry ...
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Authorization Fails When Using Active Directory Group Membership

I have a test user who is a member of an Active Directory Security Group. I've added that Active Directory group to the a SharePoint Group "[SiteName] Users". In this scenario, when I attempt to ...
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Is there and efficient method to get UserProfile from email in SharePoint 2010?

I need to find user-profile using the active directory email account. Note: its not the 'work-email' but the email in AD.
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“Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you.” if using AD Security Groups directly

It's possible to use Sharepoint2013 by permitting a user directly on the site. I can either put it into a SharePoint group or give it the appropriate permissions directly. But if I add a AD security ...
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How do I import active directory photos and sync them with my site collections?

I have employee photos that are already loaded into active directory. I would like to have them pushed into SharePoint so that they are visible on the MySite pages and on all site collections. How ...
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Accessing A User's Home Directory Through the Web

Our school board is set up with Active Directory and we'd like to be able to allow staff to access their files from home through a web interface. Is it possible to securely expose a user's home ...
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User Profile Synchronization: How to delete/overwrite “Job Title” property?

The UPS animal is a strange one. I just don't know how I can delete or overwrite a property completely. I have the Job Title property (Imported from AD) filled on all my users. I want to change this ...
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Update AD password for username in SharePoint 2010

we are using SharePoint 2010. Need reference articles for foll. requirement: There is a webpart with 3 textbox's for username, original password and new password. We need to allow user to be able to ...
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Get status of username from active directory in SharePoint 2010

Hello we are using SharePoint 2010. Need reference articles for following requirement: There is textbox and button on a webpart. User can enter the domain\username in textbox and click on button. On ...
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Migrating from SP on Office365 to SP2013 on premises (users from FBA to AD)

I need to migrate from a SP2013 on Office365 to SP2013 on premises. Major problem I foresee is how to migrate from FBA users on Office365 to AD on premises. Questions are: What would be the ...
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How to troubleshoot Active Directory powered FBA

I'm just learning the basics of Sharepoint and I've set up a test instance of Sharepoint Foundation 2013 in a virtual machine running Windows Server 2012. (I followed ...
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SSO between SharePoint and .NET applications, can't seem to get configurations right

I am working on developing/configuring a SSO between my a .NET and SharePoint 2010 Foundation site. I have been working on this for a couple days and haven't had any luck. I have a DEV server I am ...
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Intermittant Issue with AD Group look-up in One-way trust configuration

We are seeing some odd behavior with some accounts in a SharePoint 2010 Farm that is installed in an Active Directory Domain with a 1-way trust established to another AD domain. Here is the ...
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Active Directory users not getting resolved in a FBA enabled site

I have configured forms authentication on a web application. FBA users can be used to access the website but NTLM users not getting resolved. Because of this I cannot use AD users in SharePoint. I ...
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Synchronized AD group won't appear in SharePoint site

I wan't to add three users who are on a new AD on another Domain Name that the one I use habitually, on my test server there no problemes and after I add a connection to the new domain and I launch a ...
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User Synchronization SharePoint to AD

Is it possible to sync SharePoint user profile back to AD. I want users to be able to change there Job title which is mapped to an AD field. If they change it I want AD to show the change. Is this ...
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How can I map a user authenticated via Claims Authentication to Active directory account?

I have a user that is logged into SharePoint via Claims Authentication and a custom STS. This provides the following claims: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/authentication ...
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People Picker Only Returns User Search Results For One Account

We currently have SharePoint 2010 running a single server farm, single domain. We have it configured to authenticate using ADFS 2.0. Users have no problem authenticating, but we have noticed a very ...
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Active Directory Display name with commas and SharePoint

This is rather a rant than a question, but I'm trying to find a best practice. A Active Directory I'm working with is currently organized using LastName, FirstName for displayName. The ...
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How do modify active directory user properties?

I use this code for find users in AD SearchResultCollection results = null; try { SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { ...
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Pull ALL Active Directory users into SharePoint 2010

I have a SharePoint 2010 farm with a User Profile Service (UPS) configured. It reaches into my AD Forest and pulls out exactly 24 users. There are about 150 users in my company's Active Directory. ...
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How do I keep my My Sites from prompting users for credentials?

Currently on my SharePoint 2010 install the My Sites section is roped off on a sub-domain (port 80) of the main site collection. Whenever anyone opens the main site it automatically detects their ...
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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 ...