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

SharePoint: Profile Synchronization – some users are missing their manager

Important: This little quirk only occurs with the “SharePoint Profile Synchronization” (aka: FIM Sync) option in SharePoint 2010 and 2013.  It does not occur with the “Active Directory Import” (aka: AD Import) option available in SharePoint 2013 and 2016.  If possible, I recommend switching to AD Import.  You can read through switch considerations in my

SharePoint: The problem with changing UserQueryMaxTimeout

Consider the following scenario: You have a fairly large and / or complex Active Directory (AD) infrastructure.When using People Picker in a SharePoint 2013 or 2016 site, you are unable to find users from certain domains, and eventually the People Picker control displays an error: “Sorry, we’re having trouble reaching the server”. You do some

SharePoint: People Picker shows disabled user accounts in domain migration scenario

This is one that has plagued SharePoint admins since SharePoint 2007 and earlier.  There are a few other posts out there that mention this behavior, but as far as I can tell, none of them offer a complete solution. Consider the following scenario: The SharePoint farm exists in DomainB.You have users in DomainA.You migrate those

SharePoint: Quick Troubleshooting Tip: HTTP Response Headers

Often in troubleshooting SharePoint, we’re interested to know on which Web-Front-End (WFE) a certain request landed. When you have multiple WFEs that are load balanced, this is not easily discernable. One trick is to edit your HOSTS file and point the load balanced URL at the IP address of one WFE. That method certainly has