Category: AD Import

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: Profile Sync and the “Domain Users” group – the Primary Group problem

Update 4/15/20: I tested this with AD Import and SharePoint 2019. It’s still the same story with SharePoint 2019. This problem manifests itself in a few different ways: You create an Audience based on “Member Of” the “Domain Users” group. You notice there are only a couple (or maybe even zero) members shown, whereas you

SharePoint 2016: AD Import Profile Property Mappings aka: my profiles are missing email address

Update 4/10/20: We’ve found a number of customers manually mapping profile properties for AD Import because that’s what they had done in previous versions of SharePoint using FIM Sync. There can be problems in certain scenarios when doing this. For example, if you manually map “WorkEmail” property to the “proxyAddresses” AD attribute, that explicit mapping

SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 4 – 2016

This is part 4 in a series. You can find other parts here: SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part1 SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 2 – 2010 SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 3 – 2013 SharePoint: The complete guide to user

SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 3 – 2013

This is part 3 in a series. You can find other parts here: SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part1 SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 2 – 2010 SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 4 – 2016 SharePoint: The complete guide to user

SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 1

Part 1: High-level Concepts If you have certain users that still show in the organization chart web part or “people search” results after being deleted or disabled in Active Directory, then it’s likely that the process to automatically clean up those user profiles is not working. Throughout the lifetime of SharePoint, there have been several

SharePoint 2016: Active Directory Import timer job does not run – AllowServiceJobs

This is an interesting “gotcha” that came up recently: Problem: The Active Directory Import (UserProfileADImportJob) timer job does not run.  It’s enabled and scheduled to run (default every 5 minutes), but never runs.The result is that the user profiles never get imported. Cause: All the servers in the farm that are running the User Profile