Category: AD Import

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   Sync Options: In SharePoint

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   Sync Options: In SharePoint 2013,

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

SharePoint 2013 & 2016 – Manager and Assistant values swapped in User Profiles

Here’s one that was a problem in SharePoint 2013, was fixed, but never ported to SharePoint 2016, so we had to fix it again. Consider the following scenario: You are importing user profiles from Active Directory (AD).  This can happen using any of the profile import methods for either SharePoint 2013 or 2016. 2013: SharePoint

SharePoint: Considerations when switching from FIM Sync to AD Import

Many times we end up battling “SharePoint Profile Synchronization” (aka: “FIM Sync”) for a while before we realize that “SharePoint Active Directory Import” (aka: “AD Import”, aka: “ADI”) was a better fit all along. Why switch?  Or for new farms, why go with AD Import? “SharePoint Active Directory Import” (“AD Import” from here on) is

SharePoint: Importing Manager property with AD Import: A Troubleshooter

Overview: This is a fairly visible problem within SharePoint.  It can cause the organization chart to show old manager info, or not work at all.So what to do if your user profiles show no manager value, or maybe a user has changed managers, and it’s not being updated? This is a complicated topic for a