Category: User Profiles

SharePoint: Another Reason User Profiles are not Imported

This is kind of a “fringe” case, but since it may not be the last time it happens, here’s a post: Consider the following scenario: In SharePoint 2013+ you’re using Active Directory Import to import user profiles as trusted provider-type (SAML) profiles. You find that profiles for some users are not imported. You have already

SharePoint MIM Profile Sync – Completed No Objects

Consider the following scenario: You’re using SharePoint 2016 or 2019 and using Active Directory Import to import user profiles. You decide to switch to using an external identity manager utilizing Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM). You configure MIM and run a Full Import on the SharePoint Management Agent (SPMA). The Full Import does not import anything

SharePoint – AD Import: Using PowerShell to create property mappings

First off, when using Active Directory Import in SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019, it’s completely normal to see very few (like 2) mapped properties in the User Profile Service Application (UPA) | Manage User Properties. That’s because with AD Import, those property mappings are hard-coded and not shown on that page. See my other post

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: 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 – 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