Category: SharePoint 2016

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

SharePoint People Picker – The user does not exist or is not unique – Trailing Space

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

SharePoint: Quick Troubleshooting tip: Add user with Classic auth permission

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

SharePoint: Unexpected values in user profile SIP Address property

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

SharePoint – Users from trusted forest are not found with People Picker

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 in the trusted forest and get “No results found” in the People Picker control. If you set your SharePoint logging

SharePoint – Slow People Picker – Troubleshooting Performance

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