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
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.
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
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
We’ve seen a few of different problems occur in SharePoint (2013, 2016, 2019) when users are being migrated from one domain to another. They usually come up in one of the following areas: People Picker People Picker may show either or both accounts depending on which domain SharePoint is in, and how PP is configured
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
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