The User Profile Service in SharePoint is responsible for synchronising user data to and from SharePoint to identity stores such as Active Directory, LDAP and many others.

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AD Sync includes the ability to select a user I want to block

I have created a sync connection to my AD forest, and I'm selecting very specific OU's to sync. This means that my forest of 6'500 users is actually only synching 360 - which is exactly what I need. ...
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How do I manage staff headshots?

We have the thumbnailPhoto attribute in Active Directory populated with a 96x96 photo of each staff member, this adds richer functionality to Outlook and Cisco Jabber for our staff who can see at a ...
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SharePoint 2013 - User Profile Service not updating

I have SP2013 farm that is configured to sync with three AD domains: EU AP US We've had to amend the import of these three domains, so that we limit the OU's we're synching with. It used to be that ...
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Security Exception while trying to start User Profile Synchronization through Web Part

I am new to SharePoint. I have setup SharePoint using least privilege principle and I am trying to start incremental user profile synchronisation through a web part(it works fine when manually doing ...
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Is it possible to sniff all Sharepoint's outgoing traffic?

I'm having lots of troubles configuring Sharepoint 2013 to fetch user profile pictures from Exchange 2013 and I've already asked a question about the whole problem. Here I want to ask something more ...
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Adding Users Without User Profile Sync

In SharePoint 2013, is it possible to give domain users permissions to a site without their profile being in the User Profile Sync set of users? We are seeing a couple of issues - the users don't ...
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Opening profile site causes unexpected error

I face this kind of problem in our client which use SharePoint 2010. Seems like UserProfileService works fine and all profiles are up to date and synced with AD. One person profile is causing the ...
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import user profile directly from an external source (`SQL database`) without using active directory?

Pertaining to SharePoint 2013, How do I import user profile directly from an external source (SQL database) without using active directory? is it possible to start the User Profile Synchronization ...
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Unable to retrieve User Profile in designer workflow

I am using SharePoint 2010. My scenario is I was trying to use the Data source “User Profiles” in a workflow and I’m getting the following error. Kindly help if anyone faced similar issue and ...
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Catch UserProfileNoUserFoundException exception

I have a requirement where I am checking a user account whether it does exist in User Profile Service or not. And if the account doesn't exist then it will create an account. I am using CSOM for this. ...
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How to get Display Name from Manager(Person field) userprofile - SharePoint 2010

I'm using powershell to get some data from userprofile but I cant get to display the Managers field name as its a person field. What I currently get it domain\username . How can I get a display name . ...
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SharePoint Profile Synchronization - don't import users from trusted domain

We have a two way trust configured between our 2 domains. I am trying to set up SharePoint Profile Synchronization, but I do not wish to import the users from the trusted domain. Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to import user profile from an external source, not from active directory

How do I import user profile directly from an external source (SQL database) without using active directory? The common usual solution is to have a SharePoint privilege account that have the ...
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DB Sync Large Size

My DB Sync database is very large atm over 20 GB. I applied a patch which was suppose to fix this from- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2597150 However, I have checked the DB Sync and it is ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Profile Synchronisation user profile picture not syncing

I have the follow problem: I try to import the profilepicture from ad into sharepoint. On the internet i find all kind of blogs that give me the same solution over and over. Create the mapping ...
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How to show multi-string values of an AD-mapped property in Person search hover panel template?

I have two Active Directory multi-string properties. The goal is to show the value of these two fields in the Item Person hover panel display template (People Search). We created two user profile ...
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SharePoint User removal procedures and policies

What are your policies and procedures for removal of users? I'm looking to hear from the community to what some best practices are. In particular, I'm looking to see if anything else is done after ...
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User informaiton list not updaing SIP address

We have some users whose SIP address will not update using any of the SharePoint OOB methods. I have to force the update using powershell: $web = $site.RootWeb $list = $web.Lists["User Information ...
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Get all user profiles to list

I have created user profile application successfully and also I got all user profiles to Central Administration from AD. but now how do I save these all user profiles details into list in subsite. I ...
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Manually import user profiles from Active Directory

I have a problem with regards to configuration on production environment. It turns out that user for User Profiles sync may not be given Replicate directory changes on root OU, which is needed for ...
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Lync presence in Chrome

What plugin I need install for Chrome to get the lync presence indicator to work correctly. Version of Chrome is 46.0.2490.42 beta-m (64-bit). In Internet Explorer and Firefox everything works fine.
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Can sharepoint user profile customized and set security?

Can sharepoint user profile edit page customized? I am planning to customize the user profile page, and have a function to generate a new UPN for users, and update it on AD. Is it possible?
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Non editable profile properties in SP2013

I'm deploying a new farm in my office and I'm having an issue with User Profile Service. I've created the USP, configured the synchonization service, AD connection and did the first full ...
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AccessDenied from ValidateFormDigest when calling ModifyUserPropertyByAccountName in userprofileservice.asmx

I'm using the ModifyUserPropertyByAccountName method of userprofileservice.asmx in SharePoint 2013 to modify the user profile properties of another user. I can read properties using the ...
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User Profile Import from Different environment

I just wondering if there is a way to import User profile from different environment. For instance copy the user profile import from Production environment to PreProd environment. Both environment ...
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Calling userprofileservice.asmx using Powershell

I need to update a property for a user in SharePoint User Profile Service but cannot to do this through the UI in Central Admin. So I want to perform the update using Powershell and the ...
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Critical error 6398 - User synchronization not working anymore

I just found this morning that there are a lot of critical errors since 9/9/2015 in SharePoint, all of them being the Event ID 6398. Here's the error: The Execute method of job definition ...
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Issue submitting custom NewItem.aspx

We have a custom newitem.aspx for SharePoint list which has look up fields from other lists. Form uses custom Jquery,Javascript,Sp services to load data in dropdown fields. We have a People/group ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Manage User Profiles - Not Showing Profiles in Search

I did the full import from AD and I have around 1100+ profiles. (See Screen shot) However when I search via my domain name (i.e. mydc) I don't see any results. My login goes as mydc\ahmed What ...
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user profile service application in sharePoint 2013

how to perform a basic test in SharePoint 2013 to check if the user profile service application is running properly.
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Re-adding a UPS Sychronization Connection

I have a SharePoint 2010 User Profile Service Sychronization service that has acted up in the past and now I find that it's flat out refused to start. I did some investigating and found that somehow ...
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User Profile Sync Creation + FIM error 22

We encountered problems with the User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint 2013. In the end we decided to re-create it, so we deleted the User Profile Service and kept the databases, however now ...
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Keep a Sharepoint List updated with User Profile changes

Here is a run-down on what I am hoping to achieve on Sharepoint 2013: We need to create a Sharepoint List of users. This list is a sub-set of users - only from certain departments, for example. We ...
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How to add additional property in the user profile system?

User profile service is having primary connection with the AD but if we want to add additional property from external SAP application what are the possible ways?
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Multiple User Profile Sync Service instances in same AD domain?

In our Active Directory domain, we have a handful of SharePoint farms, mostly SP2010, and an SP2013. Our main farm, an SP2010 Enterprise farm, has User Profile Sync Service configured and actively ...
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Change user profile sub type with powershell

How to change the user profile sub type for an account with powershell? The UI way: Edit user profile in the CA. Change the subtype to custom subtype and save So far I have this code. $site = ...
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Permission issue trying to export Picture to AD

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 on-premise farm. I am trying to set the property for picture to export to AD. I have set everything as described in this blog: ...
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Increase the display name length for user profile property

I want to add a custom user profile property whose display name is more that 50 characters. I am unable to do so using UI or PowerShell.
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Add a URL to a custom user profile property

I have added a new property : "Edit notification and activity stream settings". using power shell I want to give a url as the value of this property. How to achieve this? When I give the url in the ...
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User Profile Synchronization stops when I try to start it up

I am having problems starting User Profile Synchronization service. User Profile Synchronization just stops right away. I try to start it as the farm service account, and the service account is local ...
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User Profile Synchronization service is not starting

Following error occurs: UserProfileApplication.SynchronizeMIIS: Failed to configure MIIS post database, will attempt during next rerun. Exception: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: ...
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CSOM : Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown

I am trying to get the details of users from User Profiles using CSOM. I have a list of users in Excel file(approx 20000). I am reading the excel file and storing data in DataTable, i am iterating ...
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User profiles service and AD

I have selected specific ou's to sync for user profiles and added exclusion filters. After an initial full sync I have gone back and un-ticked some OU's. Performed a full sync but the profiles are ...
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Can't find a job that syncs User Profiles to our Person Detail Page webpart

I'm fairly new to Sharepoint 2013 so my terminology may be a little off but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. We do not use My Sites or FIM. When a new user or change to a user ...
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Account is removed in AD but User Profile still exist

We are using SP 2013 On-Premises and User Profile Service (UPS) is setup to sync with our AD for more than a year. Most of the users created/deleted on AD will be added/deleted in the SharePoint UPS ...
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“Failed to initialize SPDistributedSecurityTokenCache ” issue in my SP environmnet

I am getting following error in sharepoint log: SharePoint Foundation DistributedCache air4g Monitorable Token Cache: Failed to initialize SPDistributedSecurityTokenCache Exception: ...
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Update managed metadata field in user profile using UserProfileService web service

I have property in users that is a managed metadata / taxonomy field, but I'm unable to set it using code from my SharePoint App/Add-In. UserProfileService.PropertyData[] props = new ...
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Export users from User Profile

Is there a way to export all user profiles from SP using something other than powershell? I need a list of all synchronized users from SharePoint.
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Create SharePoint UserProfile for existing ActiveDirectory Contact

I have some Contacts in my Active-Directory which i need as UserProfiles in SharePoint 2013 (Standard Edition). Any idea how to get contacts imported to UPS as profiles? Edit: Some more background ...
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Sharepoint 2010 patch to sort out sync db housekeeping

I am wanting to install the patch that sorts out the housekeeping of the sync db, first of all is this the right patch? https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2597150. Secondly where would I install ...