I have some Contacts in my Active-Directory which i need as UserProfiles in SharePoint 2013 (Standard Edition).
Any idea how to get contacts imported to UPS as profiles?
Edit: Some more background on what we want to do.
We want to build a searchable employee-directory in SharePoint. Because of license-restrictions (AD-CALs), a lot of our employees do not have an AD-UserAccount. They are currently maintained as AD-Contacts. We now want to be able to use these contacts as flexible as possible in SharePoint. So my idea was to get those contacts as UserProfiles in UPS and build a customized SearchSite to display the profiles in SharePoint and make them searchable. With UserProfiles we would also be able to be most flexible in the future. Some other requirements for the employee-directory: Ability to upload a picture for the contact and a global way to link to those contacts (like the OOTB person.aspx). We try to realize this with SharePoint standard-functionality first before considering custom-development.
Different ideas how to realize our needs are welcome :)
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