Category: User Profiles

SharePoint: Capture MIM traffic with Fiddler

  Microsoft Identity manager (MIM) communicates with SharePoint via a web service, specifically, the “ProfileImportExportService” web service, located at http://YourCentralAdminSite/_vti_bin/ProfileImportExportService.asmx When there are problems with the synchronization, you should always look at what the MIM client (miisclient.exe) and the SharePoint ULS logs are saying, but sometimes there is a need to dig a little deeper

SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 5 – 2019

  As far as I know, nothing much has changed regarding profile cleanup in SharePoint 2019 as compared to SharePoint 2016. See that post: SharePoint: The complete guide to user profile cleanup – Part 4 – 2016       This is part 5 in a series. You can find other parts here: SharePoint: The

SharePoint: Active Directory Import with Trusted Provider authentication: Map only Claim User Identifier

  Summary: You do this a bit differently than when using FIM Sync. When using Active Directory Import (AD Import) with SharePoint 2013, 2016, 2019, etc, only the “Claim User Identifier” (SPS-ClaimID) profile property needs to be mapped manually.  “Claim Provider Identifier” (SPS-ClaimProviderID) and “Claim Provider Type” (SPS-ClaimProviderType) are mapped automatically when you create the

SharePoint: Troubleshooting guide for importing groups and managers with MIM

Update 5/21/20: Added some PowerShell and SQL queries to help determine the state of managers and group memberships. Update 9/16/19: Updated some PowerShell and wording to also apply to SharePoint 2019. I’ve had a few posts in the past explaining various problems with importing Active Directory (AD) groups and managers. However, this post is designed

SharePoint: A Troubleshooting Guide for UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException

Why a whole troubleshooter? In SharePoint, the User Profile Service can be one of the more finicky web services. Problems with the User Profile Service Application (UPA) may manifest themselves in several ways like: Trying to access the User Profile Service Application within Central Administration fails with “An unexpected error has occurred” Missing “Target Audiences”