a user account is identified by a username (also user name) and is the users way to identify herself in SharePoint

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Inconsistent user names in SharePoint

Using SharePoint 2010, some user names in the people pickes and User Information List are shown by John Smith. Others are companyDomain\jsmith. We would like to correct this for consistency. I have ...
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Sign in as different user in SharePoint 2013

I use SharePoint 2013 and I need to change my current user in my SharePoint site. How can I change my current user? How can I add sub menu (sign in as different user) to my menu ?
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Web scoped Timer Job

Could you help me understand the SharePoint timer job? The issue is simple. I should implement a page and put it to the layout folder (the page should be accessible from any web). This page should ...
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Login takes SHAREPOINT\system Account

When I Open m Web sometimes it Takes "SHAREPOINT\system" Account insted of My Own Account.. Can anyone help me why it is doing like that?
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Get current logged user name for user “Account operates as System”

When I'm try to get current logged user name for account domain\username and I added many users to this option "Account operates as System" In code I got the system account not the real name of user ...
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Limitations for concurrent login of the same user?

I am not aware of such limitation but recently while preforming some custom upgrades to our farm I experienced some strange things (or not?). Our development team is sharing Site Collection Admin ...
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People Picker:’ Select People and Groups’ finder doesn’t find users from site collection

Environments(test/production): Production: • MOSS 2007 Ent. SP2 (2008 r2 x64) • 1x App(2008 r2 x64) • 2x WFE(2008 r2 x64) • 1x SQL 2008 (2008 r2 x64) • Profile import will find users ...
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How do I eliminate duplicate user accounts?

I have a user who is listed only once in our AD, only comes up once in the user selection search, however she is listed twice when looking at a user field within a the datasheet view. Is there any ...
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How to find the number of Active Logged in Users across all site collections

I wish to know the possible ways to find out the count of all currently logged in users across all the SharePoint site collections in a farm. For example (users logged into sites) John - ...
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SharePoint 2013 External Users

I'm setting up a brand new SharePoint 2013 server and site, but haven't personally touched SharePoint since 2007. I don't want to use Windows Auth or any Active Directory for user management. Which, ...
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System Account Vs. Site Collection Administrators

I have SharePoint 2010 Server. I have put myself as a Site Collection Administrator. Somehow someone was able to check out a document with the System Account. I, thinking that I had just as much ...
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Simple Question about stsadm -o migrateuser cmdlet

Just for my clarification i want to ask a simple question: I per my understanding, stsadm -o migrateuser command will only migrate the userAccounts if the userAccounts exists on both Active ...
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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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Why can the local administartor access a site collection?

I'm stumped by an access phenomenon because I am not sure how the permisssons for accessing a site collection work in this specific scenario: Even though I shouln't be able to do so, I am accessing ...
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Why I get “Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation” while looping groups users

Could anyone explain me why when I trying to loop user of a group foreach (var u in group.Users){....}, I get the error : Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation. I notice that inside ...
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Limit number of users in a security group

I've a requirement like there should be only one user with some specific permissions on a given site. We should not allow Admin to add more than one user with those permissions, So I created a group ...
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Copy user accounts across site collections

I am writing an archival Feature for a SharePoint 2010 list using C#. I have it copying the list items and all version history over to the new site collection but the Modified By and Created By fields ...
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Where is my Organization Chart?

All i am trying to achieve is to populate the "My Organization Chart", for new users it doesn't display anything: For other users you are able to see the data: I tried to start the "start ...
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User with Full Control can't access or edit member of a group

Like the title describes I have a user who is assigned full permissions but when I click on on the user groups I get a permissions error "You do not have permission to view the membership of the ...
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Retrieve only the fields shown in userdisp.aspx from User Information List

I have built a Web Part in Visual Studio 2008 to show the current user's information (this is for WSS 3.0). I have no problem iterating through all the fields in the SPListItem, but I want to filter ...
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Sharepoint 2010 grab SIP address from AD?

I would like to have the 'SIP Address' (eg. sip:myname.companyname.com) field automatically filled in so we can use Portal's 'presence' functionality - as far as I can see we have no dedicated LDAP ...
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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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How do I find out what a group has permission to?

I'm cleaning up a farm that has loads of junk groups on it. Is there an easy way to tell if any of these groups have been assigned access to anything? The intention is to delete groups that have ...
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Password management web parts? [closed]

Does anyone of you know some webpart providers. I am desperately looking for a SharePoint webpart which can do following. change password lost password recovery (e-mail) change password reminder ...
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Character case difference in account name retrieved with UserProfileService

I am replacing a colleage for support of a SharePoint 2010 intranet. A functionality has been implemented in a site allowing users to make holiday requests. A user must fill in an InfoPath form to ...
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Set-SPSite with UserAccountDirectoryPath to specific OU could be ignored by site collection

I've had the case with SharePoint 2010 site collection what was set during creation to use UserAccountDirectoryPath to specific OU. It created w/o exceptions but wasn't following the restriction ...
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Users Not Displayed In SharePoint Groups, Missing From User Information List

When certain users are added to a SharePoint group in a particular site collection, they do not appear in the user list in the browser. If added outside of a SharePoint group (ie: given a permission ...
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Access Denied - While migrating classic to claims

I was following the below links to migrate my classic site to claims based. ...
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How to force sharepoint to stop returning search results for defunct claims provider?

I had installed a custom claims provider, and used it to search for and add some users via the claims picker. Now, I have removed the claims provider, and via powershell, removed the corresponding ...
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How to get SharePoint user's manager?

I found some examples on the internet (this one I understand the most). I am confused on how to implement it. I do not know which assemblies I need to reference. Also, shouldn't I use classes from ...
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terminated employee still shows up in user search

From Central Admin > user profile search > Employee not listed (meaning nightly sync took him out) However, went to a site permission and type the terminated employee's user id "tpatel" and SP ...
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What is the advantage of using local server admin account on the SharePoint 2010 server over sp_farm account?

What is the best practice and advantage of having the local server admin accounts(user accounts) on the SharePoint 2010 server(to login and check the logs) over the sp_farm & sp_admin account. ...
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User Profile Service and Account disabled

I'm facing a problem after I have installed and configured the User Profile Service. When I create the synch everything work fine but now the system floods active directory with wrong credential (I ...
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IP tracking on user account

Is there any way to track/trace/find an IP that a user account has logged in as? I feel like I have a user logging into the wrong account and is doing some damage...
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Display the name of the user currently logged in?

Is there a way (without SP Designer) that I can display the name of the user that is currently logged in on my team's homepage?
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Get All Users in Powershell Not Returning All Displayed User Accounts

I am using the following powershell command to list all users in a site collection: $sites = get-spsite "http://mysite/sitecollection/" $web = $site.RootWeb $web.Users | select-object $web.sitegroups ...
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How many users can login on an extranet concurrently using the same username and password?

I got asked an interesting question regarding the a number of users using a generic login to sign in at the same time across different machines. Is there a particular number that Microsoft recommends ...
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Get current user in SPFeatureReceiver?

I am working on a web application-scoped feature which creates a site collection. I would like to set the person who activated the feature as site collection owner. To do that, I would have to either: ...
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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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Show deleted users in User Information List programmatically

I am working with retrieving user info programmatically in WSS 3.0. I understand that users are stored in each Site Collection's User Information List. Deleted users are not visible in the User ...
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Sharepoint User groups

I have a Sharepoint 2010 portal set up with custom user groups like ManagerUserGroup, SubManagerUserGroup etc. When I add any new user to those User groups, that user gets an 'Access denied' error ...
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How programmatically create a new user in Sharepoint 2013

How do I create a new user account in Active Directory from SharePoint 2013 programmatically?
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Saving User IDs in DB

I am building new SharePoint solution that contains module with large number of items as well as complex relations so I decided to save all the data into custom database I need to relate some ...
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SharePoint Online Track Inactive Users

How do you setup auditing so that you can track users not interacting with SharePoint Online?
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How to get the Login Name of user from people picker control using jquery?

I want to get the log-in name of user from people picker control using jquery. I have a code which displays the display name of the user but I am not able to get the login name. Code is as follows: ...
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Give user write permissions based on meta data tag (s)

Ex: The organisation do not have access to write back to AD Everybody (users) in a organisation have read permission on every document / library / site etc. Based on "something magic" (list / ...
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How can I do a check if current user is following current site?

I have a usercontrol and inside its ascx.cs file I would like to do a check(if) if current user is following the current site. How can I accomplish that? So far I have done something like this: ...
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How do I add test user accounts to SharePoint 2010 Enterprise?

I would like to add test user accounts to my SharePoint 2010 development environment. It is running on a Windows Server 2008 OS. I have test user accounts I’ve created at the windows level. IIS's ...
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Changing System Account of Central Admin on MOSS 2007

I've been trying to change the System Account used on my MOSS 2007 with Sharepoint 3.0 Central Admin. I've followed the instruction on this page as instructed but the Central Admin, when opened, still ...
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Limit login attempts to a SharePoint server to a single OU

The setup: Several SharePoint 2010 Foundation web applications, each on individual servers. Default SharePoint authentication mechanism in use Single Active Directory Domain controls user ...