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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Importing the Profile Picture from AD using ADI & ADFS

I configured the SharePoint 2013 farm recently for one of the Customer. As per requirement, I have to use ADFS as authentication and Active Directory Import(ADI) for User Profile. Everything as ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 User Profile Sync exclusion filters

I'm trying to figure out if there is anyway to create an exclusion filter for importing expired only profiles from Active Directory through the synchronization connection for user profiles. The ...
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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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How to update active directory data from SharePoint 2010 application

Is there any way by which we can directly update active directory data from SharePoint 2010 application? Plz guide how to do this? Regards
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Error: Unexpected response data from server - user Profile properties displays

I get the mentioned error message when i try to display the User Profile properties by using JSOM(Java Script Object Model) Error: Unexpected response data from server. The error occurs for around 1 ...
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Error trying to create Synchronization Connection

I'm trying to create a Synchronization Connection by going to Central Administration > Manage Service Applications > User Profile Service Application > Configure Synchronization Connections. When I ...
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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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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 Service: Can add my user to Administrators, but not Permissions

I'm trying to run a Powershell script that updates the "PictureURL" for a specific FBA user on my SharePoint 2010 site. However, the script returns an error saying: New-Object : Exception calling ...
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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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Users added to AD group not granted access in SharePoint

Let's say I have an AD group called domain\Group1, in SharePoint I create a group called Group 1. In the SharePoint group I add the corresponding domain group. Now if I add a user to the domain group, ...
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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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Creating a Custom File Upload CoreProperty Field?

I'm currently working on a site where the client has requested a "Resume" field where they can upload a Word Document of the person's Resume. So far, I have created the CoreProperty field: "Resume" ...
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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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SharePoint2013 REST: Get user profile properties

I've been fighting to get user data using the REST API but I can't get it to work mainly because I am getting a server error 500 "Network Error: 500 Internet Server Error - ...
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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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Claims authentication event ID 8306 error, cannot start USPS service after expired password change

About 2 days ago the password expired for the farm account due to someone not using the function to never expire passwords. Anyways, after this I went thru CA and changed the password but now I can't ...
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Forefront Identity Manager Service status is blank

Forefront identity manager service status is showing as blank in services console but I'm able to successfully start User profile service and User Profile Synchronization Service. But I couldn't ...
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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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Iterating over user profiles in Sharepoint Online 2013

With the on-premise instance of SharePoint, I am able to call the GetUserProfileByIndex from the User Profile Service to iterate over user profiles. However, with SharePoint online 2013, I get 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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Custom Discussion Board Join User Profile Custom Properties Linked Datasource

I have been tasked with modifying the SharePoint 2010 default Discussion Board to include two additional custom fields that have been definied in the User Profile list. In an ideal world I would like ...
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Update the UPS Synchronization to a BDC model

Is there a way to update the available fields within a UPS synchronization connection when the underlying BDC model changes (addded/deleted fields) and without recreating the connection?
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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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Sync users from a security group?

How do I sync users profiles from a specific security group?
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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 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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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 ...