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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Managed property is not being set, coming from a User Profile custom property

I have a custom user profile property that is mapped to 2 different managed properties. For some reason, it is only appearing in 1 one of the managed properties. I can confirm the managed properties ...
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How to remove userprofile from User Profile Service Application in Powershel?

I am using sp 2010. How can I remove a userprofile from the User Profile Service Application in Powershel?
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Why Does Microsoft Use The Word 'Proxy'?

Could somebody explain the use of the word 'proxy' in service applications in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 in simple understandable terms? A Proxy Group is a mechanism which defines the ...
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Exclude certain accounts in SharePoint Profile Import

We are trying to exclude certain account from SharePoint Imports. Basically we have service accounts that we need to exclude from the import and was wondering if this can be done via editing ...
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Is it possible to use UserProfileService to return all current Birthdays?

I am new to the UserProfileService web service, the url based service accessed through /_vti_bin/userprofileservice.asmx In reference to writing a JavaScript CSOM web part, I am wondering if it's ...
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Change user's account name

I sync all my users from AD and I have a few that were synced before I turned the Netbios names option on on the User Profile Service. This means that 98% of my users have the proper ...
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Active directory user account images not syncing with SharePoint User Profiles

I am uploading the images in Active Directory and trying to sync them with User Profile Services (tried both Incremental and Full Synchronization) but still not able to retrieve the AD User Profile ...
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UPS office property is not updated after incremental sync, only full sync is updating this property

I am using sp2010. I have in the ups a property names "Office". This property was here OOTB and is mapped to AD property "physicalDeliveryOfficeName". When I change this AD property and do a ...
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More than one User Profile Service Instance

We have SharePoint 2013 and running the following PS cmdlet: get-spserviceinstance | ? {$_.Typename -eq "User Profile Service"} We get the following result: I am not sure why there are too many ...
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I want to replace existing an Sharepoint 2010 WFE/App server with two new WFE and App servers

I currently have a Sharepoint 2010 two-tier environment (1 server running DB, 1 server running both WFE and app functions running on Server 2008 R2). Ultimately, I'd like to scale the environment ...
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SharePoint 2010 UserProfileService GetUserProfileByName - different results for similar input syntax

I have a problem where a call from a browser enabled InfoPath form to the UserProfileService in SP 2010 returns at 500 error: "Warning The following query failed: GetUserProfileByName (User: ...
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sharepoint 2010 user profiles Access denied error

We have provisioned MySites for users and created a new permission level according our company requirements, wherein the Mysite is visible only to the MySite owners. Now, from which ever page we are ...
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How and where are user properties stored in SharePoint Foundation?

I am wondering where information about users (user properties) is stored in SharePoint Foundation. In SharePoint Server the User Profile Service Application (UPS) syncs in user properties and creates ...
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Lync presence suddenly stop showing inside sharepoint 2013

I have SharePoint server 2013 with SP1 , and we are using Microsoft lync 2010. Previously the Lync presence status was showing up inside SharePoint sites. But today this stop working, although we did ...
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Populate User Properties in list form using JavaScript in Sharepoint 2013

I have a list where Administrator adds users and it contains information of the users(Employee Name, First Name, Last Name, Email etc). Employee Name is a people picker control and I need to populate ...
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UPS, when click on “Edit My Profile” for 1 user I got an exception

I am using sp2010. When I go to CA en go to the User Profile Service Application -> Manage User Profiles -> search on a username like domainA\joha I got one result. When I click on the user I click on ...
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“About Me” missing - SharePoint onPremise

I am using SP Server onPremise, I have a site collection with some sites. I do not see the "About me" menu. I would like to allow user to change profile picture and update some information about the ...
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Some AD users do not have user profiles

We have large enterprise system. Some of the AD users do not have user profiles so the code throws a null point exception. When check in user profile list, they do not have user profiles. Why is that? ...
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Relatively slow page load in my profile page

It takes an average of 4.5 seconds to load a profile page in our site. We've turned on developer dashboard and we narrowed down what was causing this. We have around 7 calls that look like this: ...
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Return Display Name of profile property when using userprofileservice.asmx

In Central Admin, the profile property for Responsibility is configured this way: When I call upon GetUserProfileByName using the User Profile Service, I get this back in the responseXML: As you ...
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“Could not load user profile” on OneDrive after migration to multitenancy

I've been struggling with this issue for a bit as we move toward converting our farm toward a multitenant environment. I was able to make a copy of my current UPS DBs, then use those to create a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Event ID 3760 SQL Database ' ' on SQl Server Instance ' ' not found

I am running into following error message into my Event Viewer in the Sp2013 Web Server. Site is stable and no issues realted to db. But repeatedly it is throwing following errors: Log Name: ...
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How to programmatically access values on “My Site Settings” page

I'm working on an automated SharePoint 2013 production environment deployment. I'm searching for a programmatic means of manipulating all values found on the "My Site Settings" page of CA. Reverse ...
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User Profile Property locked down and un-editable

Brand new SharePoint 2013 on premise, sync with AD successful however the field Office Location (SPS-Location) is set as "Configure a Term Set to be used for this property" but I cannot select the ...
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User Profile Sync running, but data not updated?

Our User Profile Sync says it's working, but it's only synchronising data if I run a FULL import. Below the Sync Service telling me it's detected an update for the DS_DELTAIMPORT Profile, however the ...
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Converting User Profile Sync into partition mode

We're in the process of rearchitecting our farm to make it more of a multi-tenant environment, and I was wondering... is it possible to partition an existing user profile application, or do I have to ...
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After user profile sync, all Account name's domain changed to AD. i.e. AD\user01

I got a weird issue. We are working on Sharepoint ugpgrade. Hence we have an old SP2010 farm and a new SP2013 farm. We decide not to migrate the User Profile DB. We setup sync connection at both farm ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service won't start String not recognized as DateTime

I am currently using Sharepoint 2013 on premises. User Profile Synchronization Service won't start with the following error: > UserProfileApplication.SynchronizeMIIS: Failed to configure ILM, will ...
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FIM Synchronization Service fails to start - User Profile Synchronization service stuck on starting

So, I have an user profile synchronization service application configured for a production farm. When I go to manage services on server (through central admin) it shows this :- User Profile Service ...
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Access to UserProfile from ClaimProvider

I try to access to UserProfile from FillClaimsForEntity. protected override void FillClaimsForEntity(Uri context, SPClaim entity, List<SPClaim> claims) { if (entity == null) throw new ...
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User Profile Incremental Synchronization Timer Job runs on wrong server

I have configured 2 User Profile Service instance's on a SharePoint 2010 farm to cater for an Intranet and Extranet Domain. One UPS runs on the app server and hosts the Intranet sync and the other ...
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Usergroup.asmx returns “UNAUTHORIZED” for *some* groups

I am trying to invoke the "GetUserCollectionFromGroup" method of the UserGroup.asmx web service. I am using the "Web Service" function in Nintex Workflow but I am pretty confident that Nintex is not ...
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Updated external content type but connection not updated in central admin

I have an external content type for a sql server view, all working well. I add a new field to the view and save (SPD), in central admin I go to BDC and click on the content type - I can see the added ...
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Creating users in the User Profile Service

Background We are currently using SharePoint 2010 and are potentially looking at SharePoint 2013 for an upcoming project. Question The article below suggests that user profiles cannot be created ...
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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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People picker people from AD other domain

I have a problem with my SharePoint 2013 on premise set up. At this moment we have a SharePoint web application at "SHAREPOINT.DOMAIN2.COM". I've set up a User Profile Synchronisation correctly in ...
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display people within a department

Is there anyway to display a list of people within a department which is pulled from the user profile service or similar? For example, our intranet has a site for each department and we'd like to have ...
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Why can't powershell convert my password from system.string to system.security.securestring?

I'm trying to create a UPS sync connection using powershell. Becuase of the vagaries of our AD setup I can't use the Central Admin 'Create New Connection' function. I am using the script below which ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service not configured

I am in the process of taking over the administration of our SharePoint 2010 infrastructure. Following a support call from one user, we noticed that the names showing up on the sites are looking like ...
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A disabled user still show in search result and manage user profile

We have a disabled account that shows in search results. So we checked CA> Manage User Profile and the user still exist (note we implemented userAccountControl Bit on equals 2) and this is only ...
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User Profile Synchronization won't start

I am using sharepoint 2010 standard on Server2008 R2. I have configured and started User Profile Synchronization Service by following http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx article. My both ...
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Delete values from multi value user profile property

How can I remove a property value from a user profile multi valued property. I have a custom multi valued(string) property where I can add items.But does anyone know if how to remove any value ...
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Sync AD Groups to Sharepoint Groups?

Is it possible or not sync AD Groups to SharePoint Groups means System Administrator created one new Group in AD then it is possible sync AD new group to SharePoint New Group. next if it sync which ...
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Restricting Non-Synchronised Users in 2013

Scenario We have two synchronisation connections. One uses windows synchronisation and syncs an "Internal" OU group. The other uses forms authentication and syncs an "External" OU Group. This ...
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SharePoint 2013 “Sites I'm following” Points to Wrong URL

I have 3 major site collections where 250 sites are housed inside of it. For example: https://Departments.internal.contoso.com https://Projects.internal.contoso.com ...
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Removing NewsFeed comments with Remove-SPSocialItemByDate throws SQLException

I am trying to remove all Mysite newsfeed comments via powershell in preparation for a new site release (getting debugging and test comments out, etc.)... I am using the Remove-SPSocialItemByDate ...
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Employee Directory Issues

I am trying to build an employee directory in SP 2013 on premise and I found this article" http://www.sharepointconfig.com/2013/05/how-to-create-a-simple-sharepoint-2013-people-directory/ but the ...
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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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Profile Picture from URL not showing in 2010

I am trying to import profile pictures using PictureURL. We have a full url stored in extensionAttribute3(http://pictureserver/photo/GetPhoto.aspx?id=xyz)(could it be because my url isn't linking ...