I'm wondering if anyone else has had trouble with their SharePoint 2013 user profile syncs, because I am currently experiencing the problem for several SharePoint users whose profile images do not sync, and therefore do not show up in SharePoint. This isn't happening to all users, or even to a specific group of users. I am at a loss and don't know why this could be happening.



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There should be permission issues. Other than that I don't see any issues.

Open this application C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Synchronization Service\UIShell\miisclient.exe and then run Full Sync.

This application will tell what all got imported and any error etc.


Profile pics do not sync automatically like other properties do. You have to configure this

Make sure you map the 'Picture' field with the 'thumbnailPhoto' AD field then run this Powershell:

Update-SPProfilePhotoStore -CreateThumbnailsForImportedPhotos 1 -MySiteHostLocation http://<mySiteURL>/


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