Category: SharePoint 2019

SharePoint: SAML and FBA authentication fail from Word, Excel, Outlook, etc

Consider the following scenario: You have a SharePoint web application that uses Trusted Provider (SAML) authentication. When trying to open a Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) document from a SharePoint library, the Office app pops up a dialog with a “Sorry, something went wrong” error: Outlook calendar sync behavior: Users have SharePoint calendars that

SharePoint MIM Profile Sync – Completed No Objects

Consider the following scenario: You’re using SharePoint 2016 or 2019 and using Active Directory Import to import user profiles. You decide to switch to using an external identity manager utilizing Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). You configure MIM and run a Full Import on the SharePoint Management Agent (SPMA). The Full Import does not import anything

SharePoint: Domain Local groups from Trusted Forest are not valid

  Consider the following scenario: You have a SharePoint 20xx (doesn’t matter) site and have configured People Picker to search a trusted Active Directory Forest or Domain. You have a security group of type “domain local” in the trusted forest that has several users in it. You use People Picker to search for the group,

SharePoint – AD Import: Using PowerShell to create property mappings

First off, when using Active Directory Import in SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019, it’s completely normal to see very few (like 2) mapped properties in the User Profile Service Application (UPA) | Manage User Properties. That’s because with AD Import, those property mappings are hard-coded and not shown on that page. See my other post

SharePoint 2016 / 2019 – Timer jobs with Job lock type do not run

This is going to be very similar to another recent post: https://joshroark.com/sharepoint-2016-2019-timer-jobs-with-contentdatabase-lock-type-do-not-run/. In that case, timer jobs with lock type “ContentDatabase” would not run because no server in the farm has its AllowContentDatabaseJobs property set to “true”. In this case, Timer jobs with LockType = “Job” and IsServiceJob = “True” will not run because no

SharePoint 2016 / 2019 – Timer jobs with ContentDatabase lock type do not run

In SharePoint 2016 and 2019, you may find that some timer jobs are not doing what they should. In timer job history, you may see that the timer jobs are running successfully, but they aren’t doing anything. Depending on the timer job, this can be a little difficult to detect. Of the timer jobs affected

SharePoint 2016 / 2019 – Use PowerShell to Sync user data from UPA to sites

Some Background: Since pretty much the beginning of SharePoint, user profile synchronization has been a two-step process: 1. Import user data from Active Directory to the User Profile Service Application (UPA). 2. Push that user data from the UPA down to each site collection. Step 2 is our focus here, and is automatically done by