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Unable to replicate the attributes of AD to SPO via AzureAD

By default user profile synchronization in SharePoint Online synchronises only few standard set of properties. Custom AAD Properties are not synced to SharePoint online User profiles by default/OOTB ...
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Why can't powershell convert my password from system.string to system.security.securestring?

convert the password into a varible that you can pass: $secureString = convertto-securestring "Password" -asplaintext -force now just use that converted secure string: Add-SPProfileSyncConnection -...
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Account is removed in AD but User Profile still exist

You can perform the following to resolve the issues: Make sure User Profile Synchronization service is running In the user profile service application make sure "Profile Synchronization Status" is ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service Stuck on starting

using PowerShell get all services Get-spserviceinstance look for the user profile service and copy its GUID! now stop the service using its guide: Stop-spserviceinstance <GUID> go back into ...
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Users added to AD group not granted access in SharePoint

Late answer but, The User Profile is not responsible in this case. SharePoint recognizes AD security groups and attaching permissions to these groups will cause the permissions to be granted to the ...
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Get the User Profile data with API SharePoint 2013

I use UserInformationList for User Profile properties. Your requirement can be achieved using $filter operator. /_vti_bin/ListData.svc/UserInformationList?$filter=startswith(FirstName,'A') or ...
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Unable to get users from user profile for SHAREPOINT\system

System account is basically the Web application pool account user which you have passed during web application creation phase. You cannot find this user with account name "SharePoint\System" in User ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service stopped but still working

To avoid this confusion, let's elaborate the main difference between User Profile Service and User Profile Synchronization service. User Profile Service: This service is used to import the users ...
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SharePoint CSOM: how to get login name using email

You can use the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Utilities.Utility.ResolvePrincipal method. For example: Web web = context.Web; string email = "emailaddress@yourdomain.com"; ...
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Update Multiple User Profiles - Not One at a Time

You can execute the following PowerShell script. It instantiates the User Profile Manager and loops through each "Profile", copying Unit property value in Units property. $url = "<mySiteUrl>" $...
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"UserProfileDBCache_WCFLogging :: ProfileDBCacheServiceClient.GetUserData threw exception: Access is denied."

Access denied denote to a permission issue, Meanwhile, you are using a user as a farm admin with sysadmin as server role,So my suggestion is to: Make sure that you are running the PowerShell with the ...
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SharePoint user migration error

When switching from one AD-environment to another, you sometimes end up with users who don't get imported correct. You see them when they don't have first name and last name when they are logged in to ...
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Provisioning User Profile Service - Will not start

I ran into the same issue, user account was a farm admin, local machine administrator, had local run as rights on the server, cleared the SP cache, pretty much everything you tried I had tried. I ...
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GetPropertiesFor ajax call from Sharepoint 2013 app

It is recommended to utilize encodeURIComponent in order to encode accountName for GetPropertiesFor method. function getUserProfile(accountName,success,error) { var siteUrl = _spPageContextInfo....
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Some AD users do not have user profiles

You can edit the User Profile Service Synchronization Connection to Active Directory. Central Admin --> Manage Service Applications --> User Profile Service --> Configure Synchronization ...
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SharePoint 2013 User Profile Synchronization Service is not running

The behavior of UPSS starting then stopped has more reasons, so you should make sure that: You are using the Farm Account to start UPSs. The Farm account is added to local administrator group during ...
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is it possible to use active directory and bcs both in user profile in sharepoint 2013

It's definitely doable. On European SharePoint Conference 2015 in Stockholm, Patrick Curran showed us in a demo how this worked. From an architectural viewpoint this is how it works with the new ...
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User Profile Synchronization Service stopped but still working

Yes you are correct UPSS is the one who sync with AD. But make sure your FIM is running if yes then you will be able to sync AD contact. for more dig into this please check MIISCLIENT.MSC this will ...
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A user seemingly modified a document after their account was deactivated

I would look at possibly a workflow that she initiated before she left that had a next step that was triggered in July. I think I have seen this behavior in approval workflows before.
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FIM Synchronization Service fails to start - User Profile Synchronization service stuck on starting

If anyone is interested, i created a script that cleans up and starts the Synchronization serivice for you: http://sharepointbjorn.com/2014/06/25/user-profile-synchronization-autofixer/ I use it all ...
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After user profile sync, all Account name's domain changed to AD. i.e. AD\user01

Your domain netbios name (assuming that's where AD comes from) differs from domain FQDN name (company.com), so you need to enable NetBiosDomainNamesEnabled property to get correct domains in user ...
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More than one User Profile Service Instance

You have more copies of each services because your farm has more servers. Try this to see the online services: Get-SPServiceInstance | where {$_.Status -eq "online" } | Sort TypeName | Format-Table ...
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Account is removed in AD but User Profile still exist

based on your statement, it looks like the user profile sync is not happening properly. follow the below troubleshooting steps: Try doing a sync manually meaning re-importing. that should clear the ...
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User Profile pictures changing after updating another profile

With the March 2016 CU, this definately is not occurring. The PictureURL value, after uploading and saving to an alternate user, shows with the correct identity for the MThumb URL (which is what is ...
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Issue with User Profile in User Profile Application

The issue is that your Forest Name and NetBIOS name are different. You have to follow the guide from Spence Harbar: http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx . It was written for 2010 but still ...
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SharePoint User Profile Synchronization Service not starting

There are many root causes for this issue like The farm account is not added to the local administrator group during starting and provisioning UPS service. The User Profile Sync Service account is ...
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Disabled Users in SharePoint 2013 - Best practices

If the users have already disabled from Active directory and you need to exclude them in SharePoint , you should do the following Centeral Administration > Application Management > Mange Service ...
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Without using My sites is it possible to display the profile picture in SharePoint 2013?

Yes, but there 2 things you have to make sure User profile sync is enabled, photo property properly mapped n imported. You also need a Mysite host location, this is required because profile picture ...
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Cannot navigate to request page while User Profile Synchronization Is Running

Stop and Start the User Profile Synchronization Service from Services on the server page! Make sure after start service, it should not stuck on starting
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Can I add a non-Admin user in O365 access to Sharepoint Admin User Profile service?

No. The user(s) must have the SharePoint Administrator role.
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