Category: SharePoint 2013

SharePoint: All about one-time timer jobs

Update 9/15/19: Added some clarifying info, and some PowerShell that can be used to delete any “stuck” one-time timer jobs. One-time timer jobs are created on the fly, should run immediately, and then disappear when they are done doing whatever they were supposed to do.  If you have one-time timer jobs hanging around, you have

SharePoint: Profile Synchronization Status stuck at Stopping

  Symptoms: Consider the following scenario: You are using SharePoint 2010 or 2013 and using the “Use SharePoint Profile Synchronization” (FIM Sync) option to import user profiles. In Central Administration | Manage Service Applications | User Profile Service Application, the “Profile Synchronization Status” shows as “Stopping” although the “<UPAName>-User Profile Incremental Synchronization” timer job is not

SharePoint: Cross-forest group memberships not reflected by Profile Import

Consider the following scenario: You have an Active Directory Forest trust between your local forest and a remote forest. You create a “domain local” type security group in Active Directory and add users from both the local forest and the remote trusted forest as members. You configure SharePoint Profile Synchronization to use Active Directory Import

SharePoint: FIM / MIM fails on Import with stopped-extension-dll-exception or read-error

  Consider the following scenario: You have one of the following User Profile Synchronization configurations for SharePoint: SharePoint 2010, which utilizes Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) for User Profile Synchronization. SharePoint 2013, using the “Use SharePoint Profile Synchronization” option, which also uses FIM. SharePoint 2016 or 2019, using the “Enable External Identity Manager” option, which (typically)

SharePoint: Quick Troubleshooting TIP: Check SAML token-signing Certificate

  When the SAML Identity Provider (ADFS, SiteMinder, Ping Federate, OKTA, etc) token-signing certificate is renewed or rolled over, SharePoint can be in trouble. This is because there’s currently no functionality in SharePoint to automatically update the certificate within the Trusted Identity Token Issuer on the SharePoint side when it’s been updated on the Identity