About the author

My name is Josh Roark.

I’m a Senior Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft.

I’ve been supporting SharePoint on-premises customers since 2007, and more recently, also doing some SharePoint Online work.

I’m passionate about documentation, content, and knowledge sharing. If it took me hours to figure something out, I want the next person to be able to find some content and do it in minutes.

While I’ve worked with every part of the product, my depth lies in the following areas:

  • Authentication (NLTM, Kerberos, ADFS, SAML, etc)
  • Permissions
  • User Profiles / Mysite / OneDrive
  • Every flavor of user profile import / profile synchronization
  • People Picker
  • Distributed Cache
  • Managed Metadata
  • BCS / BDC
  • Secure Store
  • Patching / Upgrade


The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.

All posts, including any PowerShell scripts within, are provided “as is” without any warranty. Use at your own risk.