I am having a weird issue with a user in our SharePoint farm. When you see the users name within SharePoint the URL sharepoint tries to go to is


This was correct and is correct on our test server. Somehow that ID no longer exists and a new one has been created. So the URL should now be


On new items the user creates or modifies the link is fine and when you click on his name you are taken to the correct profile page. On old items if you click on the name you get given a SharePoint error.

My question is how can I force SharePoint to update this ID? In both cases the users display name is correct.

  • You "update" the file to force sharepoint rewriting the user fields...
    – Stefan
    Jan 17, 2012 at 13:11
  • This doesn't work for previous versions of the item. Version history still points to the incorrect user id.
    – Buzzby
    Jan 17, 2012 at 13:24

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Try migrating the user using stsadm:

stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin domain\user -newlogin domain\user -ignoresidhistory

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