Perhaps I am missing it

Is there a way to create a employee Dir list that pulls from AD in sharepoint. all my users data is in AD and syncing to SP

I just need an easy way to concentrate it all into one list I can use in diffrent subsites.

  • Just to be clear, do you want the synchronized data - from the userslist (/_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0) or do you actually want it from the AD?
    – Burrhus
    Jan 29, 2014 at 7:10
  • its doesnt have to be directly from AD no but end of the day If I update someones phone number in AD it should "flow" into said list. (our sp is hosed by ms365 so local connections are pretty much out)
    – Crash893
    Jan 29, 2014 at 19:29
  • See if this Codeplex solution heplps you usersadbrowser.codeplex.com
    – reva
    Jul 11, 2014 at 22:06

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A very simple hack could be to show the list in a iframe ~site/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx?isDlg=1

(or make another view like this) Goto ~site/_layouts/15/people.aspx - under settings|List settings enter image description here

here you are in a regular list that you can add a view to. enter image description here then you can link to that instead of the simple.aspx

otherwise you could make a javascript webpart that got the users http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/hh185012(v=office.14).aspx

  • Option 1 doesn't give any option to change the view all I can see is name, title and department
    – Crash893
    Feb 3, 2014 at 2:26
  • I have added an example on how you can change that.
    – Burrhus
    Feb 3, 2014 at 7:39
  • I dont have the option for List settings.....It just seems odd that this isn't built into sp already as a corp tool
    – Crash893
    Feb 4, 2014 at 13:01
  • That's weird.. Note, that its under ~site/_layouts/15/people.aspx ? and yes it ought to be a listviewwebpart.
    – Burrhus
    Feb 4, 2014 at 14:03
  • this is what im seeing i59.tinypic.com/24dipuh.png
    – Crash893
    Feb 5, 2014 at 3:40

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