I have installed a SharePoint 2010 on a single server.

It's a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.

Do I need FIM installed?

I currently see both services as Disabled

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And since I have an issue with people picker, I thought that I need to Enable these services.

Do I ?

  • What is your issue with people picker? Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 16:02
  • People picker isn't showing me any thing, and I am not sure if it has to do with FIM or not. Shooting in the dark unfortunately
    – Saariko
    Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 19:35
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    You do not inherently need FIM to get people picker fields to work. I'd recommend trying a different path of troubleshooting. Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 19:58
  • thanks. I've tried the simple ones (actually posted here some) but as I didn't get answers, I tried to go FIM way :-/
    – Saariko
    Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 19:59
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    Sadly, you're going to have to start working through the more advanced troubleshooting guides. The bright side is that you're going to learn a lot as you fix it! Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 20:12

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Typically you see these issues when

  1. apppool account doesn't have the rights to query AD
  2. blocking LDAP or GC ports.

You can use a tool like NetMon or WireShark to see what happening in the requests.

As for FIM, its not required. If your having picker issues I would clear this up before moving working your sync configuration.

  • changed the apppool to be the domain_farm_account
    – Saariko
    Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 12:33

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