SharePoint: All about non-imported user profiles

I find there is much confusion around this topic, so I’ll try to clear it up here. First off, non-imported profiles are well… not imported. They were not created by Profile Sync / AD Import / Sync with External Identity Manager. We also refer to these as “unmanaged”, or “stub” profiles because they typically only

SharePoint: This Profile Import error is (usually) normal

  Here’s an example of an error that often occurs during Active Directory Import (aka: ADI, AD Import):   ScanDirSyncChanges: Batch-abort Exception in processing response for page ‘7’, exception ‘System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.DirectoryOperationException: An operation error occurred.   Under what conditions might this occur? You have an Active Directory group that has over 5,000 members. You may see