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The User Profile Service in SharePoint is responsible for synchronising user data to and from SharePoint to identity stores such as Active Directory, LDAP and many others.

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how to make SharePoint organizational structure from custom database instead of AD

I there a way to use a custom database with users and department instead of Active Directory? can I sync users in user profile service with that custom database design instead of syncing it with ...
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SharePoint shared service with same database alias

I have SP2016 and SP2013 On-Premises farms. I would like to consume User Profile Application from SP2016 on SP2013. All the configuration was done successfully but I have SQLAlias with same name (...
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User profile service application status starting in sharepoint 2016

I have an intranet farm with 2 application, 3 WFE servers there is user profile service running in 3 servers one app and in 2 wfe servers. In central administraton>Manage service applications user ...
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IS Self Service Site creation work in the Cross farm configuration

We have a problem with UPA in cross farm scenario in SharePoint 2016 ( April 2018 CU). We configure the UPA in Farm A (where everything is working as expected). MySites also in Farm A Build a Trust ...
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Upgrading to SharePoint 2016 UPSA is missing all mapped properties

We're attempting to upgrade our existing SharePoint UPSA from 2013 to 2016, where we are using an AD import sync. After the database are attached to 2016, the mapped properties for AD to the ...
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User Profile Language Settings are not updated in MySite

I have an odd scenario. When I change the Language Preferences of a User using the Edit Profile Properties Page in the User Profile Service Application (SPS-MUILanguages ans SPS-ContentLanguages) the ...
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SharePoint Online: Cannot read user profile property via CSOM / PnP - why?

We created a custom user profile property. We want to read it's value via CSOM (or PnP, doesn't matter). We fail. Our property is not returned in the list of user profile properties. Other ...
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User profile sync service not start - SharePoint 2013

How can start user profile sync service with status disabled in SharePoint 2013 in PowerShell I am using the farm account the farm account in the local admin the FIM services are started I checked ...
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UserProfileApplication Error after giving permissions

A customer has migrated from 2007 to 2013, one of their employees did not get their permissions migrated properly, so she could not modify files in a shared library. I gave her contribute permissions ...
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How to edit User Properties in the User Information List on SPO?

We've deleted users in our AD/AAD and would like to change some properties of these users in the User Information List. However, we do NOT want to delete them from the UIL. I have tried to do it via ...
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Migrate Site Collection to new farm without UPS causing issues

We are in the process of migrating to a new domain/datacenter, and have rebuilt a development farm in the new DC. The farm is very simple in that it does not require many services and service apps (...
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Cannot create user profile service…Creating Profile Service Application. Please wait

When I try to create a new user profile service application, it is stuck at Creating Profile Service Application. Please wait. Eventually it times out. Any assistance would be appreciated. It is a ...
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User Profile Synchronization with Active Directory not working

In sharepoint 2010, user profile synchronization is not working.Currently,user profile are set to sync with active directory.Some user profile properties are set to import and some are set to export. ...
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SharePoint User Profile - Populate empty work email field with user name.

I need to create a solution in powershell that iterates through all my user profiles, finds the ones that have empty work email fields, and populates that field with whatever is in the name field (...
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User profile sync issues

"The management agent ""MOSS-UserProfile"" run profile ""MOSS_DELTAIMPORT_32f3b5c7-5bf3-4dc4-b6c4-393a2c9e111b"" completed a step with errors. Additional Information Discovery Errors : ""3"" ...
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The AD sync is not working

Environment: SharePoint 2016, one server with custom role The user profile service is started ، some usres were imported when the farm installed, Today, I tried to add a new user in the Same domain ...
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News targeting - Department based (using Target Audience)

I would like to have a news page that are targetted to certain department (news page currently is based on publishing pages) I was thinking of using Target Audience feature But not sure if using ...
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Wrong URL generates accessing mysite/person.aspx

Since installing Sharepoint 2013 April 2018 CU cannot access to user profile page person.aspx When click "About me" or usernames on site pages person.aspx opens with parameters ?SID=...&...
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People Picker, User profile, and AD Sync - small clarification

I am a beginner SharePoint developer, here is my question The people picker fields in SharePoint, fetches data from user profile or AD? How do I sync user profile to AD?
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Event Viewer Error with Event ID 3: WebHost failed to process a request repeating continuously

Below is the error details. Please suggest the solution for same. This is on SharePoint 2016 Environment configure on Windows Server R2 Sender Information: System.ServiceModel....
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Clarify on SharePoint user license count

We are using SharePoint on-premise. Our company only have 100 users (I count it manually...). But the UPS in SharePoint CA shows we have about 300 profiles. I checked there are many service accounts ...
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SharePoint User Profile error - 5000 entries for the below error in event viewer

"The extensible extension returned an unsupported error. The stack trace is: ""System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System....
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“Profiles Missing from Import” not appearing in “-GetNonImportedObjects” Results

I have a number of user profiles that appear in my "Profiles Missing From Import" screens in CA (for operational reasons, we have disabled the Profile cleanup service, and are now investigating our ...
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Changing User Profile Sync OU

A consultant came and created the sync connection with everything selected (he selected all OU from the forest). Now I have 10,000 + user profiles. I unchecked all the OU and selected only one OU "...
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Create user profile using CSOM in a On-Prem SP 2013 server

I need to create user profiles in the User Profile service, and I need to use the Client Side Object Model. The SP server is a on-Prem SharePoint 2013 server. How can this be implemented?
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Farm account Permissions for User Profile Service

On our SharePoint 2013 (SP1) farm, we require the User Profile Service Application (UPA) for saving SAML user claims in the user profile via 3rd party solution, beyond this we do not utilize UPA. Some ...
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Why the User Profile service is missing the Synchronization links inside sharepoint online

I am working on a SharePoint online tenant, and when i click on the User Profile service link, i found the following:- where it is missing the Synchronization links, which were available inside ...
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How to remove My Site Host location in SharePoint 2016

I have a SharePoint 2016 farm where i have mentioned a My site host location. The farm does not want to use the Mysite functionality and hence i would like to remove that from my user profile service ...
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How to create target audience with GUID via PowerShell

I am creating target audience using the sample code here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/administration/create-an-audience-for-sharepoint-server My problem is that when I create target ...
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exclude ExtendedReports in sp.userprofiles.peoplemanager getpropertiesfor searches

I know how to make use GetPropertiesFor to get data about a user. What I cannot figure out is how to exclude ExtendedReports from the returned data. If I get data for a user high in my organization, ...
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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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FIMSynchronization error - 6801

I have just taken over an environment. I am not too familiar with SP and am temporarily managing the farm. Every night there are errors from FIMSynchronizationService. Example one below. In the UPS I ...
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Profile pictures not visible in web parts

Since a couple of weeks the profile pictures of users are (suddenly) not visible anymore in the contacts web parts of SharePoint online. It is unknown to me what caused this and how to debug it. The ...
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Edit my profile no longer working after Cu Jan 2017

I have a SharePoint 2013 farm with SP1 that I want to use for a development environment. Everything works fine on this farm. Also the edit my profile page works fine on the mysite. My customer has the ...
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How to Create Organization Chart Free and without Code

I have trying to create an organization chart for my site but there is no free substitute for it. As i stumbled upon organization browser it only shows the current user hierarchy and i want to display ...
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Syncing Users' information between SharePoint and Active Directory, when Users' accounts on SP & AD are not similar

I am facing a problem regarding the users' information inside the userdisp.aspx Page, not being in-sync with Active Directory. Now we have the following settings:- SharePoint 2013 on-premises farm ...
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Odd behaviour from Infopath, SP list and active directory

Hi I have built a time sheet system in Sharepoint 2013 and I am getting some unexpected results for some users (not all). Basically I have one list which is a basic sharepoint list which lists ...
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User can access Sharepoint Online on desktop in office, but not on laptop via wi-fi or on -phone

I have a user who can access all areas of SharePoint he has access to using the desktop in the office. However, when trying to access SharePoint on his iphone or on his laptop via wifi he gets the ...
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Change User Profile Service Application database name

Due to some reason we are in need to rename the User Profile Service Application. Following the steps mentioned in below link, we started the rename activity: Move or rename service application ...
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Migrate sync connection settings

How can I Migrate the Synchronization connection settings for User Profile Service Application from SharePoint 2013 to 2016 on premise?
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Multiple MySite hosts for multiple Web Applications

I have searched the interwebz, but haven't found anything specific. Problems are either different or answers are 5 years old. I've got a SharePoint 2016 on premise farm. 2 Web applications: companyA ...
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SharePoint 2010 User Custom properties

Here is my question. I saw in a previous post about getting when a user last logged in to SharePoint. My understanding is that you can find this in the audit logs or you can add a custom property ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service status sits in “Starting” status for sometime and finally status gets changed to “Stopped”

I have created a User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2010. But when I try to start the User profile synchronization service it sits in “Starting” status for sometime and finally status gets ...
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Error in SP2016 “My Site Settings” Could not load the current My Site settings

Iam struggling to find out why I'm getting this error Could not load the current My Site settings when I try to configure "my site settings". This is SP2016 On-Premise environment with single App ...
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sharepoint audience Not compiling new users from ad

I have 7 people in total in one of my Active Directory groups. 4 of them is created before May this year and 3 after. When I run a full user profile sync, and after that compile the audience for that ...
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SharePoint User profiles loading from multiple domain

We have recently migrated a SharePoint a Farm from one domain to other domain. All the users are successfully migrated but in SharePoint applications, a single user is being resolved from two domains. ...
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Could Syncing the User profile Service with AD, remove users from the User Profile Service if users are no longer inside the AD

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises, and i have the following settings for the user profile service:- currently i have created a user profile service, but there is not any sync with AD....
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How to empty User Profile Database after applying filter?

The current UPA shows 7000 users (including bunch of service accounts). I just added 4 exclusion filters so that number of users is back to 2000. I did a full sync but all the service accounts and ...