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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Why is GetUserProfileByName from InfoPath Forms Services with claims authentication failing?

I have a web application with an ADFS 2.0 trusted identity provider, and it's the only authentication provider. When I login, SharePoint correctly associates me with the my stored profile, but calls ...
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User Profile Synchronization - cannot import users without DN entry

I need help in troubleshooting the problem with User Profile Synchronization. Issue: Some users were treated with stsadm -o migrateuser command and they no longer being imported from Active ...
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Tracing user profile changes without iterating all the through?

Due to the project requirement, we want to trace the user profile property changes (made through mysite) whenever they do. Is it a good idea to insert a javascript (through a delegation control) and ...
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User Profile Service will not Start

When I provision the User Profile Service it will not start. I started with a clean install of SharePoint 2013 (Build Version: 15.0.4420.1017) on Windows Server 2012. Initially I used PowerShell to ...
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Why is user name resolution displaying mydomain\user when using claims based authentication?

We have claims based authentication enabled on our SharePoint 2010 environment. None of the account display names are correct for users. I tried the solution listed here: Inconsistent user names in ...
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How can I schedule the User Profile Service to run a full sync weekly?

We are running SharePoint Server 2010 and have not yet applied SP1. User profile incremental sync is not picking up all of the group membership from AD. Starting a full sync seems to rectify the ...
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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization: BCS + WCF

I'm here because I'm trying to implement a scenario of user profile synchro with bcs connecting to wcf service. Here is the context: A remote web service is returning a full list of employee infos. ...
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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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How to get two User Profiles service application using C#?

Is it possible to get two User Profiles service application 1). User profile service1 2). User profile service2 I have some code which only fetches the Ist User profile service application but ...
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Search in User Profiles does not work on localized values at Sharepoint 2013

Search in User Profiles does not work on localized values at Sharepoint 2013 HI! I from Russia and yesterday i was trying to search user profiles by russian. For example, my last name is Мурадов and ...
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Can/should you migrate the User Profile Service databases?

We migrate the Content and Metadata databases to our Test environment from Production, although I was recently asked if we should be moving the User Profile Service databases as well. I don't really ...
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Imported user profiles and disabled Active Directory accounts

UserProfiles normally is setup to import data from Active Directory (one-way direction). Assuming disabled accounts are excluded from the import what happens to the user profiles when the account in ...
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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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sharepoint 2010 adding more fields in user profile, accessible from spuser

we have custom fields like e.g. Manager, Organisation, EmployeeCode. currently we are creating a custom list to add these with respective SpUser.ID, which i think is wrong. Can any one please guide ...
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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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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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UserProfileChangeCollection is not recognizing the change if a property is associated with term store

We want to monitor the "User Profile Changes", so have used "UserProfileChangeCollection". It works perfectly for "UserProfileMultiValueChange" and "UserProfileSingleValueChange" however it is not ...
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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. ...
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Updating Active Directory User Information from Sharepoint User Profiles BCS Data

I am investigating the possibility of updating Active Directory user account information from Sharepoint 2010 User Profiles. I am aware that there is functionality to synchronise data from the User ...
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User Information List not sync'd with User Profile database

I have a bunch of site collections for my single web application and when I run Full Synchronization of users using the User Profile Synchronization service the information in each site collection's ...
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Remove Admin/System Accounts from People Search

We have several SharePoint only accounts that don't correspond to any users in our Active Directory. How can I exclude these accounts from People search?
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Active Directory thumbnail sync with SharePoint 2010

I've got the User Profile service setup in SharePoint 2010 to sync user profiles with Active Directory. It is working and pulls down changes from AD. What I would like to do is allow users to change ...
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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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Error message on new farm “Failure checking user access permissions for User Profile Application Proxy”

I have created a new SharePoint farm and am getting an error message when I create sub-sites. The sub-site appears to be created fine (links appear to it in menus) but I also get an error when I ...
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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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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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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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User profile synchronization service instance turning off

I have setup synchronization service and successfully imported accounts from AD. I also have configured incremental synchronization to be run every hour (there are frequent updates and/or account ...
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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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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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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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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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User Profile synchronization connection has been deleted but still user profiles show up in SharePoint

We have SharePoint 2013 environment and we have 2 AD connections (ie. 2 different domains) in User Profile Service Application. All the users from DomainA have been moved to DomainB and AD team have ...
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Is it possible to create custom User Profile Properties using CSOM or SPO PowerShell?

I have not been able to find much information regarding creating custom User Profile Properties via CSOM or SharePoint Online PowerShell. Is this possible, and if so, how do I go about doing it?
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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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Active Directory Display name with commas and SharePoint

This is rather a rant than a question, but I'm trying to find a best practice. A Active Directory I'm working with is currently organized using LastName, FirstName for displayName. The ...
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How can I exclude disabled users from my user profile synchronization?

I have my user profile synchronization setup and working but I have noticed that disabled users who no longer work for my company are showing up in the sync. I would like to update the sync so that ...
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How do I fix the error “Your personal site does not contain a picture library named 'Pictures'” on user profile pages?

I'm working with a SharePoint 2010 farm that has SP 1 + the October 2011 CU installed. MySites and User Profile Synchronization with Active Directory were recently added. Everything seems to be ...
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“HostId is not registered” when starting User Profile Synchronization Service

I'm totally stuck trying to get the User Profile Synchronization Service to run in a new SharePoint 2013 system. I've followed every possible guide and applied every known fix, but it's still unable ...
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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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Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the 'AllowUnsafeUpdates' property on SPWeb

I want to update the user profile details through the code however it is throwing the below exception "Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the ...
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Newsfeed remains empty

I am having a problem provisioning users newsfeeds with actual news. I have followed Harbars guide to create the user profile server application. Also i have created the user profile Syncronisation ...
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GetPropertiesFor ajax call from Sharepoint 2013 app

I tried the below code with GetMyProperties in a SharePoint Hosted app and it works, but the following code gives me a bad request url = appweburl + ...
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Maintaining permissions across a SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 site?

We're currently mid-way through migrating to SharePoint 2010. As we have a large test schedule ahead of us we're currently running two test deployments side by side - Our SharePoint 2007 test ...
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Profile being imported even if the OU containing the user is excluded

We are exluding a given OU from the profile import (OU=OLD): However, a user belonging to that OU still shows up in the people picker: Since the implementation of SharePoint here is really recent, ...
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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Service Application Error

I got a strange problem with Sharepoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Service (UPS). I have User Profile Service Application(UPA) and User Profile Service is started. Two FIM Service is stopped ...
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Add Administrator to User Profile Server via Powershell

I was recently directed to an article that explains how to add a user to the permissions list for the User Profile Service using Powershell, which worked a treat. [My original question] I'm now ...
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SP2010 User Profiles: Setting values to a multivalued property via managed code

Any having experience with SharePoint 2010 and updating the user profiles properties (via managed code/PowerShell)? We have some problems setting values to a multivalued property. We have tried ...
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User Profile Synchronization: How to delete/overwrite “Job Title” property?

The UPS animal is a strange one. I just don't know how I can delete or overwrite a property completely. I have the Job Title property (Imported from AD) filled on all my users. I want to change this ...
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People Search Results Links to /person.aspx?accountname=DOMAIN/USERNAME Causes 404 User Not Found

When doing people searches in SharePoint 2010 Server, the account name is formatted DOMAIN/USERNAME instead of DOMAIN\USERNAME. This is causing a User Not Found error when trying to click on their ...