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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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 Service won't start

I am trying to start the User Profile Synchronization Service on Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise on premises with no luck. In the log there is the error below. Do you know what the problem could be? Thanks ...
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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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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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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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How can I pull in properties of a user based on their email address?

EDIT: Another way of asking this same question, I guess, is: is there an out of the box web service to which I can pass an email address as a parameter, and get other properties for that user back as ...
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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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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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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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Moving Users between OU's in Active directory and User Profile Sync

Currently we are going through a process of moving our users from one active directory OU to another OU within the same forest. The issue that is now becoming apparent is that the users that have ...
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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 ...
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Has SharePoint O365 stopped support of /_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx endpoint recently?

Until now, the legacy /_vti_bin/UserProfileService.asmx was the only possible API to update SharePoint o365 user profile properties. Unfortunately, recently it started to return Server was unable to ...
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Configuring User Profile/Managed Metadata Sync Service

As far as I know, everytime you perform a crawl on the User Profile Service Application certain Active Directory fields are converter or added (if already exist) to the People term-set. We found a ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service does not start due to Serialization Error: “String was not recognized as a valid DateTime”

I'm Trying to start User Profile Synchronization Service on a Sharepoint 2013 system but it does not and it reports the following error in ULS: UserProfileApplication.SynchronizeMIIS: Error updating ...
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How can I get user information from user ID?

I am writing a very small C# console app and I am making an HttpWebRequest to get the list items in a task log and send a daily summary email to everyone with something 'assigned to' them, showing ...
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User Account Exclusions

I've excluded all the IT administrator accounts from User Profiles and Search. The problem is that mine continues to come back when there is nothing different with my account. I am filtering out ...
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User Profile Properties Not Importing?

Here's the scenario: I add a user to Sharepoint under Central Administration : Manage User Profiles The Name, Email and Manager come over, but not the Office (mapped to PhysicalDeliveryOfficeName) ...
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Is it possible to edit the User Profile Synchronization Settings in SharePoint Online?

I was wondering if it is possible to edit the User Profile Synchronization settings in SharePoint Online like in SharePoint On-Premise to select which users should and should not be imported in the ...
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Will SharePoint delete the User Profile and his mysite if User Account is disabled and moved another OU in the same domain?

What will happen if a user's profile is set to be disabled and moved(from Users OU) to the Disabled Users OU(just another OU)? does SharePoint deletes the user profile and properties?
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how to fix this problem “No audience was found based on your search request. Refine your search text.”

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection inside SP2013. I did the following:- Create new User Profile service. associated the service with the web application as follow:- but the ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service Stuck on starting

User profile synchroization service was not working properly so i have stopped the service and try to restart but it stuck on starting.Please suggest.
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Deleted Service Application, Service Instance(s) Remain

The User Profile Synchronization Service was not properly configured and was stuck in "Stopping" state. I was able to delete the User Profile Service Application but the User Profile Service (instance)...
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Sync between the Content DB and Profile DB is not happening?

Sync between the Content DB and Profile DB is not happening since a week, even the command "stsadm -o sync -DeleteOldDatabases 0" is failed to respond. is there any other specific command can be used ...
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Problem syncing user profile information to Site Collection

SharePoint 2010 Server - I've got a Site Collection where the user profiles aren't getting updated from the farm profile store. Especially I noticed that photos I've uploaded to the user profiles are ...
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Auto populate current user information

I am creating a list where I would like the current user information to auto populate so they don't have to type things like name, email, phone, etc. I have tried to do this in infopath but out system ...
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Preventing User Profile Field Mapping to AD

We have two network domains, A and B, each with its own AD DS. We have a SharePoint 2010 implementation on domian A that has full bi directional syncing with its AD DS. We would like to synchronise ...
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user profile synchronization stuck on “synchronizing”

Hi I am working on SharePoint 2010 and I have run user profile synchronization and it is stuck at "synchronizing" and not moving further. It shows in central admin as "post-processing". I have ...
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UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException_Logging

receive this error automatically: UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException_Logging :: UserProfileApplicationProxy.ApplicationProperties ProfilePropertyCache does not have 46dc9eae-db02-...
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Newsfeed Posts Disappear Suddenly

My post in the news-feed disappear after 1 min and trying to change the cache for the appfabric but it's not working and i stuck here how i can change this setting for my newsfeed ? i try the ...
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User Profile access issue

I have to access a User Profile application for user profile manipulation by PowerShell. Environment: I have two user profile service applications installed in my farm. I wrote this code: $site = ...
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User Profile Service Application not available on central admin services

I'm setting up an app store in sharepoint and the user profile service is required. The creation of this service is not available in the manage services on server. How can I enable this as on option ...
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User Profile Application service was inaccessible - ProfilePropertyService.svc has exceeded the allotted timeout

Yesterday, we suffered with the Global outage on our SharePoint 2010 farm as the "User Profile Service Application" was inaccessible during those hours. Exception: 01/13/2012 08:41:20.16 OWSTIMER....
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user profile services set as running, but manual synch won't start

After years of good performance the UPS stopped performing. The services are listed as running but starting a manual sync has got no effects. Even the night sync apparently does not perform, although ...
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Active Directory Import “No containers to display”

I am trying to configure Active Directory Import in SP2013, the problem is that on Add new synchronization connection screen I am getting "No containers to display" error after clicking "Populate ...
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My Site Cleanup and Secondary Admin

In the User Profile area of the Sharepoint admin center, you can elect to reroute permissions of an employee's OneDrive for Business site to another user when their profile is deleted. You also have ...
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Cannot activate Site Feed feature

I am trying to activate "Site Feed" feature in my Site Collection, but I am getting the following errors via UI: UI: SiteFeedFeatureReceiver: can only be enabled on the same farm where MySites are ...
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Listing all users in user profile service using UserProfileManager and Linq

I'm trying to return a list of all users in the user profile service using linq. Unfortunately I can't see a way to do this, and have become stumped at the following: public List<SPUsersEntity> ...
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Set alert in central administration to notify when timer job fails?

Is there a way to set an alert in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration to notify an administrator when a timer job fails? For example, I'd like to be notified when the following job's status equals ...
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Retrieving list of users in a site shows expired accounts

I'm retrieving a list of users using the following: public List<SPUsersEntity> FetchItems(string siteName) { try { PostEvent("Attempting to load users from: " + siteName, ...
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Receiving “Access Denied” message when using Sharepoint API for GetUserProfilePropertyFor

I am using SharePoint 2013 Online/Office 365. Since I read that the _vin... user profile services through InfoPath are not available for the Office 365 version of SharePoint, I am trying a new ...
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Removing User Profile Service Application

Because of a malfunctioning UPS, I consider deleting it and recreating it from scratch. HOWEVER I'm wondering about the impact on my users. Once it's recreated, what do they lose (alerts, stuff like ...
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User Profile Service - missing user profiles from AD

I have 2 SP 2013 SP1 environments, testing and production. Both have user profile service application (using FIM agent) configure to get profiles from AD. Both the farms have similar service ...
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SharePoint 2013 Active Directory Profile Picture URL Incorrect

When user images sync from active directory the image url is https://example.com/sites/mysitesUser%20Photos/Profile%20Pictures/user_MThumb.jpg. I'm missing a slash after mysites. If I manually ...
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User Property does not export despite “success”

I'm working with a SharePoint 2010 Server and added the [initials] property to my User Profile Properties and set it to export [initials] in my Active Directory. But changing the value and running the ...
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SP2013: User Profile Synchronization Service wants a password, but SharePoint manages that one

My User Profile Synchronization Service won't start. When I go to Central Administration > Manage services on server and try to start the service, it asks me for the password for my farm account. ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 - User Profile synchronisation and appfabric error

I try to start the User Profile Synchronisation service, it starts but then stops again. When I press "start", the Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service is up and set up correctly but ...
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How can I sync SID to user profiles when the authentication provider type is Trusted Claims Provider Authentication (ADFS)?

We are implementing ADFS within our environment but have code that is dependent on the user's SID. The SPUser.Sid is empty due to the switch from classic to claims authentication and thought we could ...