I built a SharePoint 2013 test intranet for a client with My Sites (personal sites). Without the setting up a UPS connection you get basic profile information for each user ( added as ad security group). I want to update the profile info for each user via PowerShell but I have been asked not sync via AD ;-(. I am happy with writing the script to import the thumbnails. What I am not sure about is how many times I will need to run the script to import the pics in the client's environment
- Per instance of mysites ( so 1 x dev and 1 x live) or
- per web app (so 1 x home dev x or 1 x live for each portal web app)
- per farm as this what will be hosting the social db. ( so 1 x live farm and 1 x dev farm) My money is on this but I am not sure!
As aside, I am hoping that my search is not limited in anyway as ultimately it is crawling mysites for people searches so not caring about AD.