At at the momentent I´m investigating a problem with the people picker in my new domain.


Old: OldDomain.com

New: NewServiceDomain.root.com (For Serviceaccounts) and NewUserDomain.root.com (For user accounts)

The forrest is root.com

A oneway trust exist between the old an new domain. The Firewall on the SharePoint Server is off.

Problem: When I´m installing a new SharePoint Environment in the NewServiceDomain.root.com the people picker is not showing up the accounts from the NewUserDomain.root.com but is showing up account from the old domain and the NewServiceDomain.

I tried already many compinations with stsadm command for the people picker:

I think this is the right command for my environment: stsadm –o setproperty –url Url –pn peoplepicker-searchadforests –pv “forest:root.com;domain:OldDomain.com

What is the right command? Andy ideas to solve this problem?

Many thanks in advance!

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Since you have a one way trust you need to use username and password as shown below:

"Specify user account and password from a one way trust To specify the user name and password from a one-way trust, so that People Picker can look up this information, use the following syntax: stsadm -o setproperty -url http://<server:port> -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv "forest:contoso.corp.com,<LoginName>,<Password>;domain:bar.contoso.corp.com,<LoginName>,<Password>""

See this Technet article for details. Hope this helps!

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