I'm trying to display first name last names instead of DOMAIN\username. I tried running :

Get-SPUser –Web webapplication| Set-SPUser –SyncFromAD

But i keep getting the rror :

cannot get the full name or e-mail address of user domain\username.

Any ideas what could be wrong? Also when i click on manage user profiles its blank but shows total numbers of profile 4.

Thanks in Advance

** Also I notice the errors shows it can't find all the "Farm Administrators accts"

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I would begin by checking the User Profile Service. You say that the page is blank. That is normal, you have to enter a filter string. I suggest you use your domain name, that will return all the profiles. If those profiles have first and last (I suspect they do not) then you need to run a synchronization. After that is complete SharePoint will sync with the web applications.


  • Thanks Matthew.Tried all parameters but returned nothing. I would delete the UPS and start again or maybe even won't use it.
    – naijacoder
    Jun 8, 2012 at 1:15

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