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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how does sharepoint connect to AD so you can add users to sites etc

We have sharepoint on our local domain which is part of a forest. I seem to be able to add users from outside our local domain to sites etc even though our UPS is synced only to our local domain. ...
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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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Showing user image from active directory on some page

I have a page on which I want to show pictures of some users. The picture needs to be read from Active Directory. The user whose image will be shown is not logged in user but some other users. I ...
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Force sync of existing data to AD

I've had UPS set up for a year now with no problems but the business is requesting that some fields (mobile number for example) from the user profile be exported to AD. I've configured this correctly ...
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SP2 Upgrade Failure - Corrupt User Profile Database

I'm trying to perform an upgrade to SP2 on Sharepoint 2010. However during the final stages of the upgrade process, it fails. Digging into the upgrade logs I see this error as the reason: Column, ...
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User Profile Service Application Sync But Members count 0 in AD Security Group

I have Configure User Profile Service on Production Server(SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise).It's Configure successfully.It shows Security Group in Audience in Navigation Menu but it shows total ...
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Container (OU) selections changing in User Profiles Sync in SharePoint 2010?

I am working with a client who has a SharePoint Server 2010 farm, build level is pre-SP1. They have had User Profile Sync running against two Active Directory Domains for quite some time. What we are ...
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Edit URL with description through SharePoint User Profile Web Service

Is it possible to add/edit a URL with a description through the user profile web service? So far I'm only able to update the actual URL, and not the description. This is the code I'm using so far: ...
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How do i get the url for the mysite host from powershell?

I need the url of the mysite in SharePoint 2010 server. In my farm i only have one MySite host (and one corresponding user profile service) configured. I need the information on one of the farm ...
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Get User picture From Blob

We have a table where the user picture is stored in Oracle(As BloB) and I want to use that picture in Profiles. Can someone explain a little bit how to create a timer job for this?
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User Profile Sync - User Names displayed as MVID=

Noticed that during the final couple stages of an incremental active directory sync for my user profile service, the FIM Synchronization Service Manager lists the users distinguished names as ...
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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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Using PowerShell, how can I compare User Profile Properties to a list

For this example, I have a list of first names Fred Mark Tony Alisa Todd Emily I would like to compare them to profiles in the user profile service Fred Greg Tony Alisa John And get output ...
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SharePoint User Profiles Deleted

I had an strange issue 3 weeks before and i was wondering if you guys can help me with that . We have setup my sites in our environment and we have about 5000 profiles and everyday at 1.00 am an ...
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Add user from PeopleSoft to User profile

E.g. we have SP 2010 application along with PeopleSoft application. Now we want to add users from PeopleSoft application to the User profile and merge with existing users with UPS database. What are ...
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Let members choose their own web parts in an Intranet site Sidebar

I need to setup an Intranet site where site members can personalise & manage the web parts that appear for them in the sidebar (on the master page). For example - one member may choose to have a ...
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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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Cross farm / federated service application usage in SharePoint 2010

I know user profile service application is used in many company for cross farm / federated service application. What other default service applications are also widely used in cross farm scenario?
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SharePoint 2013 - User Profile Sync PreferredName

In the 2010 world, you used to be able to set the SharePoint user property PreferredName to import an Active Directory user property. In 2013, I can still set the property to import from Active ...
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Update another user profile property in SharePoint 2013 online

I tried to implement it by referencing user profiles .asmx web service. So I call ModifyUserPropertyByAccountName method, but always receive "Operation Failure ---> Attempted to perform an ...
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How to make User Profile Service work on “condition” when reading data from Oracle

I have an Oracle HRMS along with Sharepoint. I want User Profile Service to sync with Oracle. UPS will have following fields periodically updated from Oracle. Employee Name Employee Number Marital ...
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Access service context in timer job

I have custom claims provider which uses user profile service to get some data when resolving claims for user. I'm creating UserProfileManager this way: private UserProfileManager UserProfileManager ...
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SharePoint 2010: Programmatic changes to user property not creating change token

I have a webpart that provides an interface to a new field for users, and when I save the changes, I notice that there arent any new events in the collection returned from the profile.GetChanges() ...
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Hide / Disable My Site, My Profile and Social Tags

I was following these steps to disable social-related functionality on SharePoint 2010 Publishing site, using Central Admin: ...
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Problem with audiences not recognizing AD Groups

I have a problem where my audiences are finding the correct AD groups but they are not being recognized when I assign them. They show up with "nickname" as the alias and total members set to "0". ...
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Disabling/postponing timer jobs programmatically

I wrote a utility that sync's our Oracle HR database of employees into SharePoint profiles. It loads all 150,000 employees from Oracle into an array, for each employee it retrieves or creates a ...
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Stop Local Accounts From Being Included in User Profile Synchronization

I've created connection filters that should filter out any service accounts from being imported from AD. It's worked for all service accounts except for the Sharepoint search and Sharepoint service ...
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Unauthorized access to User Profile Service web service

I have two zones for my SP2010 site collection: default (uses Win Auth- claims) and internet (uses FBA to an AD user store). I have a WP which would call the User Profile Web Service and get some ...
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AD Sync strange behavior

Sync is running fine. It updates and adds users. However, some of the employees in the same OU are not being added when FIM runs. Any reason for this?
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SharePoint Services not running

I have installed SharePoint standalone in C:. I have choose database : data and log file path in D:\ drive. Now after successful installation, I start configuring services, SharePoint search ...
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Problem with User Profile Synchronization Service

I have been facing the problem with my sharepoint user profile synchronization service for almost 2 months. I have followed exactly the http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx article and yet ...
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Move-SPUser : pixels

Migrating users from one domain to another, I get this error on a couple of users. The migration still seems to occur. Move-SPUser : pixels At D:\UserMigration\MigrateUsers.ps1:10 char:28 + ...
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Sync SharePoint 2010 UPS to a csv file

I get a nightly update of all users' profile properties via csv. I would like to setup the User Profile Service App to sync to that CSV. I assume this shouldn't be terribly difficult and has likely ...
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Getting AD Information

I need to certain information. I read that it is not possible to get AD information unless you have some sort of solution that accesses it. So the other option is the SharePoint user profiles. How ...
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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 ...
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User Profile Service Application. Unable to create a New User Profile Service Application

I am trying to configure Mysite to SharePoint 2013. I first tried to start User Profile Synchronization Service on my server. In that it shown an error message "No User Profile Application found. ...
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SP2010 - User profile results with mix-and-match NETBIOS/DNS domains

First off, let me say that User Profile Service is provisioned and generally runs normally. We're running on February 2012 CU. We're in the middle of a domain merge, combining five AD domains into ...
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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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Use SharePoint web app without user profile service application

I have a requirement to allow users to change their display name, but, due to a somewhat bizarre combination of existing farm configuration and other limitations, I cannot accomplish this by making ...
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User Profile Photos not displaying in IE or Org Browser, but do in other browsers

User Profile Service is importing photos from AD. Sync and profile photos are being created fine. I've identified one profile picture that will not display in IE8, eventhough the picture exists. ...
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Best Practice changing usernames for Sharepoint 2010

We are using SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and have a User Profile service set to synchronize against AD DS. When a user's username changes, because of marriage or mis spelling, there are a set of ...
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No results when searching with special characters in custom metadata property

We have an issue with SharePoint 2010 Search. Currently, we have a property in Active Directory, for each user, that specify their initials. We have a scheduled task that runs every hour to sync these ...
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Using User Profile Service from a different farm

This is SP2010. Our production farm has a somewhat-working (sync doesn't work, of course) User Profile Service application. Our test/dev farm doesn't have a User Profile Service app, and I'm a bit ...
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Powershell scripts: Create user profile synchronization service using sharepoint active directory

In sharepoint 2013 I have to create user profile synchronization connection using sharepoint active directory through scripts. I have created the user profile service using powershell after that is ...
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FIM Import error for one user

I have got one user that is causing the user profile sync to error, if I remove the OU the user is in from the sync it works ok. I have thought about deleting and re-creating the user, but that seems ...
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Sharepoint broke Active Directory?

Have a bit of a urgent issue here and hope I can get some advice. I suspect that somehow Sharepoint 2010 User Profile Sync overwrote certain active directory properties with null or empty values. I ...
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SharePoint Organization Profiles

I noticed that SharePoint User Profile Service now includes a definition for Organization Profiles. I think this is a really interesting new feature, but I'm not sure how it is used inside of ...
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User Profile Sync will not sync any users

I click on Start Profile Synchronization (Full or Incremental) and nothing happens. It never shows it going through the different sync stages. Running with farm account that has full rights ...
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What is the bext way to update user profile info in AD from Sharepoint?

Is there a way to update a users profile in AD from sharepoint? Is there a web part available, one that I can develop or any other interface that I could build/use? Thanks
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User Profile Pictures

SharePoint 2010 + December 2011 CU. Got User Profiles syncing with Active Directory and configured to pull in picture from AD. I've got a single Site Collection at the moment, and adding users to a ...