This one is likely to be somewhat rare, but when it happens, the logging doesn’t give you many clues outside of the original “user does not exist or is not unique” error, which is pretty generic. I have two other posts about the same error with different root causes: https://joshroark.com/sharepoint-people-picker-error-user-does-not-exist-or-is-not-unique-similar-account-names/ https://joshroark.com/sharepoint-quick-edit-with-people-picker-field-the-user-does-not-exist-or-is-not-unique/ Symptoms: When using
I’ve put off writing this post for a long time, hoping that the User Profile Synchronization service (aka: FIM Sync) would go away. And it is going away with the eventual retirement of SharePoint 2010 and 2013, but that’s not happening soon enough, and meanwhile we’re still seeing a lot of support cases on it.
As lame as this sounds, there have been a few (rare) situations where trying to do something with a Windows-Claims web application within Central Administration fails with an Access Denied (sorry, this site has not been shared with you) error due to lack of permissions for your Windows Classic authentication account. If you find a
Consider the following scenario: You configure Active Directory Import (ADI) within SharePoint 2013, 2016, or 2019. You make some custom user profile property mappings. You run a Full import. You notice that users have odd values with their SIP Address user profile property. For example: Or maybe it has an “SMTP:” prefix like
Update 8/13/20 – Added info about RPC Endpoint Mapper Client Authentication, which can break people picker in forest trust scenarios. Consider the following scenario: You have your SharePoint servers in the “Contoso.com” domain. You have the peoplepickersettings.searchactivedirectorydomains (SearchADForests) People Picker property configured properly to search trusted forest “fabrikam.net”. You search for a user that exists
Poor people picker performance is usually caused by one of two things: 1. People Picker (hereafter abbreviated as PP) is connecting to a Domain Controller across a slow network link. 2. People Picker is trying to query domains that are not available on the network (usually due to firewall settings). Note: If PP performance is
The most common reasons for some users not getting user profiles imported when using SharePoint Active Directory Import (AD Import; ADI) have been the same for a long time now. They are (in order): Container / OU selection (you didn’t select the containers that the missing users live in) LDAP Filter (your filter excludes those