Category: SharePoint 2016

SharePoint – AD Import – Some users are not imported

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

SharePoint 2016: Configure the SSRS Report Viewer web part

Starting with SQL Server 2017, there’s only one installation mode for Reporting Services: Native mode. As such, the SharePoint integration with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is pretty much limited to getting the Report Viewer web part to work. Installing SharePoint, SQL and SSRS are beyond the scope of this post, so let’s pretend you

SharePoint 2016: Check Permissions – Windows Auth

I’ve written several blog posts on the “Check Permissions” function and its reliance on the “External Token”, including one for SharePoint 2013 with Windows authentication, which you may consider as some good pre-reading to this post, as it discusses the External Token and the details around trying to refresh that token non-interactively. Suffice to say

SharePoint – People Picker: PeoplePickerSearchInMultipleForests

Today I’m writing about a little-known SharePoint People Picker property that can influence your People Picker results. First some background: In SharePoint 2010, People Picker searched all two-way trusted Active Directory (AD) forests by default. In SharePoint 2013 and above, only the local forest is queried, but similar to Exchange, we also leverage the mxExchMasterAccountSid

SharePoint: Change the FedAuth Cookie name

  When using Trusted Provider (SAML / WS-Fed) authentication within SharePoint, we use a browser cookie to keep you authenticated. The default name of that cookie is “FedAuth”. If you have multiple web applications and / or multiple SharePoint farms that use Trusted Provider auth, using the same cookie name for all of them can

SharePoint – Connecting MIM to SharePoint over HTTPS

Consider the following scenario: You set up Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016. You install the SharePoint Connector software and create a SharePoint Management Agent (MA). On the “Connectivity” page of the SharePoint MA, you attempt to create a connection to a SharePoint 2016 or 2019 farm using an HTTPS (SSL / TLS) address. The connection

SharePoint: Why are active users returned by GetNonImportedObjects?

As discussed in my previous posts about user profile cleanup for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016, when using Active Directory Import, the profile cleanup process is a bit more manual as compared to FIM Sync. It consists of three steps that need to be done periodically to keep things cleaned up: 1. Run a Full