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Active Directory is a Microsoft technology primarily for managing multiple Windows servers and workstations in a single environment. It was first released in 2000.

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Does changing Username in Active Directory impact Login into SharePoint?

I have a requirement to change a username in Active Directory from domain\testuser1 to domain\testuser2 But my concern is whether the new changes will be synced automatically with SharePoint so that ...
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Manually trigger syncing of SharePoint online groups from AD

Is there a way to sync the groups from AD to SharePoint online manually? It usually takes around a day for the newly created groups to appear in O365 and I am not able to find any way to sync them ...
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SharePoint & lastlogontimestamp

We have a user whose account has been disabled in AD. But we see that the lastlogontimestamp attribute is still getting updated in Active Directory for that user. It is not known where this is ...
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Make column look at Active Directory and auto populate - SharePoint Designer 2013

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2013 and I have a list that I created from an excel spreadsheet that have several columns and rows. One Column is labeled as "Assigned To", it may have some data ...
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Validate if the user is present in AD Group under SharePoint Group using CSOM

I need to check if the user is a part of a specific SP group before performing some operations. The user can be a part of an "AD Group" which is under that "Sharepoint Group". For Ex. User "U" can ...
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What will happen if we modify the “Manager” property inside the sharepoint user profile service

I am not sure how the sync between AD and sharepoint online users profile service work. let say i modify the sharepoint user profile service property named Manager for a user, and inside AD this user ...
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Does SharePoint user profile service distinguish blocked users? [closed]

I added an external app to show an Org chart inside our sharepoint modern page, now the app will read the users' info and their managers from the sharepoint user profile service. when i first load the ...
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Account name is not correct as per AD in User Profile Service SharePoint 2010

A user whose UPN in Active Directory is like domain\first.last2. But when this user is synced with User Profile its Account Name is changed to domain\first.last. How can I diagnose the exact issue ...
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Stop External users with 'contribute' permission mass mailing everyone in AD (hide all users in AD from external users)

Our clients each have their own site on our tenant. They have contribute permission level (within their own site) to allow them to upload documents for us to process. With 'contribute' they also get ...
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How to exclude former employee name from a SP form (Person or Group aka people picker column)

I am trying to prevent ex-employee names from appearing in a SharePoint form. Specifically the column is a 'Person or Group' aka 'people picker' column. I have a separate 'Employee' list already, ...
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User profile is not including all Organization Unit

I'm trying to contact /_vti_bin/People.asmx service from a simple javascript call. This web service is returning some user informations. For example I receive these informations in the SPS-...
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Active Directory Import (UPS) not updating users

I'm importing users with Active Directory Import (in User Profile Service) in Sharepoint Server 2019. It imports new accounts well but does not update current users. There are no errors in ULS logs. A ...
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how to choose from a domain group for a Person or Group field?

is it possible to fill in a person or group field using a domain group? or using audience? i have a nintex form that allows the input of a person into the person or group field. this field needs to ...
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How to get Active Directory data from SharePoint into android using REST API?

I'm new into SharePoint, i searched a lot for how to get Active Directory data into android using REST API, but i could not found any suitable solution up to that, for example i want to access logged ...
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Can we have multiple FBA accounts having same email address?

I have a scenario where I will be creating 2 or more FBA accounts having the same email address. First place, is this scenario valid? Does SharePoint allow to create accounts with duplicate email ...
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How to add AD Security group to SharePoint Line Item Permission?

I have a few AD Security Groups (containing about 250 - 300 people in each group). I am looking for a solution to add and remove the AD Security Group to/from the SharePoint's "Line Item" permissions. ...
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If AD user profile is deleted - effect on Sharepoint data (created by, modified by, historic assigned tasks…)

I'm a SP Admin with a basic understanding of how AD and Sharepoint interact. I've had a request from management "...to remove former employee names from Sharepoint". While I've taken care of the SP ...
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Check if the current user is member of specific AD security group

following situation: I have kind of classification tree (with Managed Metadata) next to a document library. Now my customer came up with the idea "Hey, it would be nice, if you can hide parts of the ...
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Retrieve users info with js and sharepoint

I am facing following issue: I need to retrieve users from the whole domain not just siteusers list at sharepoint so that can can manipulate them and for example add them to sharepoint groups. I ...
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Using AWS Cognito instead of Azure AD

Is it possible to use AWS Cognito instead of Azure AD to authenticate users in SharePoint Online? Is there a workaround? I didn't find anything. I could only find how to use SharePoint Online with ...
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Identify Active Directory group synced to PWA

How do I identify which Active Directory groups are synced to Project Online PWA instance? Environment was configured long back when I was not working on this.
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Is SharePoint 2016 compatible with Windows Active Directory functional domain/forest level 2012R2?

I would like to know if there is any documentation from Microsoft stating that SharePoint 2016 is compatible with Windows Active Directory functional domain/forest level 2012R2
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SharePoint Online Permissions Not Updating

Some of our SharePoint sites have permissions maintained in AD. I added a person to a group in question, but he can not yet access the site. The change was made two days ago. If I pull up the ...
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Deactivating user in Project Online

I am using Project Online. If a user is deactivated in AD, it is not getting deactivated in Project Online. How that can be achieved or should I always have to deactivate user in Project Online ...
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SharePoint 2019/Project Server 2019 Sync AD problems

I'm trying to create sync through AD in Project Server using Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization. When I try to save config, no action and in ULS log i get this: UsageLoggedSqlSession: ...
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Can't find AD Groups in SharePoint

I am setting up SharePoint 2016 on-premises. I have the User Profile Service running and have correctly configured the User Profile Service Application. I am now trying to set up navigation on our ...
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is there a way to understand if a particular AD group is synchronized or not?

in SharePoint 2013, is there a way to troubleshoot and confirm if a particular AD group is synchronized or not?
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How to Check Current User Exists in AD Group using Rest Api

We have a SharePoint 2013 On premise environments and having the Domain Groups with the Names contains SPECIAL characters as (Role)x$Customer$2838. Using the below rest call i am able to get all the ...
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What can I use to practice configuring an on-prem Active Directory into my SP Online?

I have an SP Online E3 account that I use for practice. Other than perhaps running a VM with Active Directory, have you any other ideas on how to practice connecting an on-prem AD to a SP Online via ...
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Can I remove Sharepoint subscriptions from a disabled user?

The user was disabled in AD. Deleted his mailbox from Exchange (2013). But i have a problem. The user apparently had previously subscribed to changes are different files in Sharepoint (2013) and ...
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Can Not get all users by GetPrincipalsInGroup in Sharepoint

I am quite new to SharePoint, what I am trying to do is resolveing everything into users (sp group, User, AD group, Distribution List etc.) I am using the SPUtility method "GetPrincipalsInGroup" which ...
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Users names not resolving on one server but do on another

I have a 4 server Farm, 1DB, 1 App and 2 WFE's I've noticed that if I am on WFE1 and I go onto a site and try to add someone to a Permissions Group all is fine. As soon as you start typing the users ...
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Get current user group name

I am trying to get current user group name when the member is added via Active Directory in SharePoint 2013 using Rest/jQuery. Any help is appreciated.
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Get Domain Group id using REST API in SharePoint

We have a SharePoint 2013 On premise environments and having the Domain Groups with the Names contains SPECIAL characters as below. I want get the Domain Group Id and assign READ permission using ...
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FBA configuration with 2 AD in SharePoint site

I have created Claim based SharePoint site for Form-based authentication. The site is perfectly working with 1 Active Directory membership. I need to add 2 AD membership in the same SharePoint site. ...
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SharePoint 2016 OnPrem - Is It recommended to make changes to SecurityTokenServiceConfig

Today we landed into a typical AD group to SharePoint group sync issue scenario. Created a group in AD which has 10 users. Update Site Permissions to set Visitors (Read) access to a SharePoint group....
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SharePoint Server broken membership with DC and doesnt have a local admin password. What to be done?

In one of our QA farms, we restored the old VM snaps and one of the server couldn't able to connect to the FARM due to the broken membership with DC and we unfortunately dont have the local admin ...
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User profile and active directory sync

I understand the concept of AD syncing with Sharepoint online to feed in details like name, job title etc. My confused about what happens when we add/update property values in sharepoint. Does it ...
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Allowing access to Sharepoint online for AD user with no O365 account

Recently, we were migrated from SP2013 to Sharepoint online, and we encountered a following problem: We have "users" in AD which are basically just accounts for machines with no user interaction. As ...
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Sharepoint 2010 | Detect the new user

Hello all SharePoint fanatics, My task is: Send e-mail to the new user when it's created in AD. So, AD is sync with SP farm, so I want to know, if it is possible detect, when added the new user in ...
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My VM all of a sudden stopped sending out emails (They stay stuck in the Queue folder). Nothing has been changed in configrations)

All of a sudden my SharePoint 2013 VM stopped sending emails. Had been fine for the longest. Nothing with configuration has changed. All the mail stay stuck in the queue. Here's the odd thing. I have ...
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Migrating SharePoint 2013 Servers to new Domain (Same Version and Build): Best Practice

Looking for an answer in form of Microsoft's Best Practice. when migrating from one domain to another using the same version of SharePoint, as well as an outline of the chronological steps that ...
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How best to remove mailbox accounts from the organisation chart

We are currently looking at using the organisation chart in SharePoint 2013 and have noticed that there are many mailbox and service accounts showing under people. I can think of a few ways around ...
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What are the available approaches to show our meeting rooms' calendars inside sharepoint online modern site page

I am working on a SharePoint online team site (classic team site), which have some modern UI pages. and we have our meeting rooms created inside our Active directory, and those meeting rooms have ...
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How can I set up a workflow to run under a service account?

I am very new to SharePoint workflows, so please "ELI5" here. I am trying to create a Sharepoint 2010 workflow using impersonation. I want to run that impersonation under a service account so that ...
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How to remove standard field mappings when synchronizing data between AD and user profiles?

It is necessary to prevent overwriting the values of FirstName, LastName, PreferredName fields during synchronization user profiles with AD. How can I do that?
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Cannot set the accessibility of navigation tabs through AD groups

We have a Portal developed by SharePoint 2016 Enterprise. In this, there are Navigation tabs. Different groups can access different tabs. Then I set particular group for that tab in "Target ...
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SharePoint 2013 on premise - using Azure AD Application Proxy

The two big questions I have about using Azure AD Application Proxy is as follows: Can the Active Directory in Azure be used for outside emails aka (@gmail, @yahoo, ect. ect.) Will the people picker ...
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How does Content Search WebPart do the User.Name comparison? based on Account, Name or GUID?

I have the following issue inside my SharePoint 2013 farm, regarding usernames' properties. I have test farm + live farm. both farms are integrated with the same Active directory. For some users i ...
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Active Directory Import with Trusted Domain (One way)

We have SharePoint installed on servers joined to domain lets say contoso.com and we have users in Foo.com with one-way trust with contoso.com. Now Is it possible to sync users from Foo.com to User ...