I have provisioned User Profile Synchronisation Service Application and configured it to use Active Directory Import. I've done a full synchronisation and i have all my users in User Profiles.

I am now trying to allow user to update their own profile images by adding a mapping to the Picture.

I'm following this guide, but under the "Add New Mapping > Direction" there's no export.

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How do you enable?

  • refer the link : sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/115468/… Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 4:36
  • Does it work for export? I can already choose import currently
    – Lee Gary
    Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 4:39
  • which sharepoint version are you using. its enabled at my end. Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 5:39
  • im using sp 2013..
    – Lee Gary
    Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 6:03
  • try executing the User Profile Service timer job once and see the changes if anything reflects Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 7:25

2 Answers 2


1) Please verify whether "User Profile Service Application" -> "Configure Synchronization Connections" are configured properly and all the AD User properties are crawled after full crawl.

2) You would see the properties in "User Profile Service Application" -> "Manage User Properties as below" enter image description here

3) Once this works fine you can add new property mapping as below : enter image description here

I think there is some problem in crawling at your end. Kindly create a new synchronization connection and follow the steps, it should work.

  • Which one are you using? Use SharePoint Profile Synchronization or Use SharePoint Active Directory Import
    – Lee Gary
    Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 9:46
  • I had used SharePoint Profile Synchronization. Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 9:52
  • Is it possible to do export using SharePoint AD Import?
    – Lee Gary
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 2:52

The Export direction is not available when you use the Active Directory Import mode (the only one available in SP2016 by default), only if you use FIM (for SP2013).

See : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/administration/configure-profile-synchronization-by-using-sharepoint-active-directory-import#situations-unsupported-by-ad-import

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