.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Sharepoint 2010: User Profile Sync with Person attributes

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Sorry for opening another post following this, but I think this case is quite concrete: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010general/thread/2fa02093-630e-4131-bdc7-0b979067f601 When trying to configure in Sharepoint 2010 - User Profile Application, an additional sync source from BDC (as at least, one LDAP Profile is required). The first approach was to create a straightforward SQL Connection with SP Designer, and it seemed everything ok, except I'm not able to setup synchronization of "Manager" property, which is great in order to see Silverlight Organization Explorer Webpart. As I have read in the previous post, someone pointed to setup a BDC with Visual Studio 2010, so one attribute is of type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUser. It seamed very logical, and so I tried to do such task. Once I have deployed correctly a BDC with this strong type (SPUser), the result is that I'm still unable to see any attribute when trying to synchronize Manager attribute. In Sharepoint 2007 this was possible, but not able in SP 2010. Any idea of how to do it? Just a bug? I have one very dirty workaround: setup a Timer job to run after Sync, so I can setup this field by code. But, for doing this, I would not need to run Sync process with BDC anymore.    Evotec Consulting

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Need Clarifications on SharePoint 2010 User Profile properties and Sync database security


Need few clarifications on SharePoint 2010 user profile sync. I’ve answered some of them but need confirmation/clarity on this front.

  1. Is there option to disable ‘email address’ import from AD?
    Yes. Can disable that property mapping.
  2. Possible to send mails (user alerts) from SharePoint without the user profile property ‘email address’ mapped?
    Yes. User alert mails from SharePoint will work without ‘email address’ mapped in user profile DB.
  3. In case email address too is imported into SharePoint, can we bulk export them from SharePoint? If Yes, how to security harden that database?
    Not Sure. I believe Farm admin account/sync account has access to do this profile DB.

 Thanks in advance for your advice.<

User Profile Application Failing in SharePoint 2010 (14.0.4514.1004)

I keep getting the following error "This User Profile Application's connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or User Profile Service may not have been started. Please contact your administrator.". As sugested by Travis at http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/nielsen_travis/pages/default.aspx I tried commenting the two security nodes, removing its' allowInsecureTransport attributes, and setting then False. As Lionel wrote in his comment I tried also modifying "Central Administration / Application Management / Configure service application associations / Application Proxy Group" of my share point web application. My application pool for User Profile Service Application seems working and User Profile Service status is Started.One thing I remember about my issue, first I tried creating User Profile Service Application I got some error message and tried creating User Profile Service Application again. It gave me some other exception and than I navigated somehow to the "Manage service applications" page and there the desired User Profile Service Application was magically on the list with status Started. I thought - that's great! But when I clicked the User Profile Service Application link I got the nasty red error I mentioned at the beginning. Any ideas?Regards,Dawid Ireno

Issues with updating Lists with Manager Names and User Profile Imports in SharePoint 2010 Server

I am having a curious problem with SharePoint 2010 Server. I have imported all the user profiles of our organization into SharePoint User Profile Service Application from our Active Directory. When the Manager name imports it comes in as domain/login. The organizational browser seems to work for MOST people, but not all. I believe this is contributing to my second problem, which is, I have setup a very simple workflow in SharePoint Designer that simply looks up the persons Manager, then places that information into a field called "Approval 1". After that it looks at Approval 1 and get the Manager name and populated "Approval 2" with that information, and so on. I have used an Impersonation Step as the Farm Administrator in the workflow and I have done it without the impersonation step. Both results in the same problem. When I enter my name into the list and run the workflow it runs beautifully give every manager up the chain to the top. However, if I put any other person's name in there it gives me the error "Workflow failed to get user profile for user: ____". I went to my supervisor's office and asked him to run the workflow. Using his login he had the exact same result--if my name was in there it worked great, otherwise, it gave an error. Any help with this strange error would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

User profile synchronization issue in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise


User profile is not getting sync.

We see warning events with following details each day before the schedule task starts.

"The credentials used for the account DC\soft.ac expired on 3/15/2008 1:20:42 AM, and need to be updated. If they are not updated, the system may stop working. The account is used by the following:

Farm Account

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Sandboxed Code Service User Profile Synchronization Service etc..."

But the account is not expired.

Can anyone help?

Sharepoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Stuck On "Synchronizing"

I have configured my User Profile Synchronization. I have configured the synchronization connections, and started the synchronization service. My issue is when I "Start Profile Synchronization", the Profile Synchronization Status is stuck on "Synchronizing". There is no job listed in running jobs, and the job keeps running (I let it run for a daya and a half before I killed it). Nothing in logs or Event Viewer (That I could find). Any suggestions as to why this job never succeds or fails?

Sharepoint 2010 RTM User Profile Synchronization



I've successfully installed Sharepoint 2010 with the front end web application on one server (Windows Server 2008 R2) and all databases on another server (also Windows Server 2008 R2) running SQL Server 2008 R2. I am now trying to configure my synchronization for the User Profile Application. In my network our domain controller is running on Windows Server 2003.

The user profile service application is administered by my spadmin account that has full control, this account also has replicate changes permisson on the domain controller and is also a member of the Pre-Windows 2000 group. All services are running fine, its just that when I come to creating the new synchronization connection using the same connection information that I used in my beta installation successfully, I press Populate Containers and it very quickly pops up with the top-level container, but doesnt allow me to expand the container and after a few minutes I get a javascript error, I have also tried pressing F12 and running IE in IE7 mode, this makes no difference.

Any suggestions? As this is driving me mad.

User profile not sync Sharepoint webapplication


I've got the following problem:

We have a Sharepoint farm with one  frontend and one indexing server(s). We also have many sitecollections running in different web applications. Userprofiles are imported into Sharepoint from ActiveDirectory. Profile changes (here: name and email changed due to marriage) are refected in SSP User table, but unfortunately not in all UserInfo tables of the sitecollections. It seems that these changes are only made in some of the web applications, where in others the changes aren't made. Surprisingly the alias (Account field) changed from DOMAIN\oldname to DOMAIN\newname, but all the other fields still contain the old values.
 this problem is created after change   sharepoint 2 Tier actecture  to 3 Tier Artiectrure.webaplication port 80 userinfo table not updated afte change user profile any Column .

I then accesseall webapplication are userinfo table updated. the userinfo table of the sitecollection through (http://sitecollection/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx) and still found the old profile (with the old login name DOMAIN\oldname). Wether the new profile nor any changes are visible in this table

i have not installed Sharepoint service pack2 our server .we are used only Sharepoint service pack1.

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Service


I have set up SharePoint 2010 as per MS instructions and am now trying to get the User Profile Synchronization Service to start.


I have found heaps of information regarding the Service remaining in a Starting state, then reverting back to Stopped and not logging any useful information.

Other threads say:

The Server Farm account, which is created dur

Sharepoint 2010 Manage User Profile Search



We have about 650 user profiles loaded and all seem to be pulling up correct with the sharepoint sites.  The profiles are available to the end user.  However when I try to search for any profiles in Central Administration -> Manage User Profiles, it only retrieves a few back (~10).   There are no profiles in the "Missing from import" section either.  I have tried all different types of criteria (domain\accountname, accountname, domain...)

Any help as to why I cannot pull up the profiles would be greatly appreciated!!

By the way..  the page displays that we have 650 user profiles as well.  "Total Number of Profiles: 650"


SharePoint 2010 User Profile pics not showing up in Contact lists

I have recently installed 2010 Enterprise Edition in a dev environment. I've imported users and created a site with a contact list. I've gone into user profiles and manually uploaded some photos. These photos show up fine in the org browser but in my contact list I have a People or Group column with Show field: as Name (with Picture and Details) however, the pics of these people are not showing up. If i click on the gray person.gif icon it takes me to their profile and their pic is there. I right clicked on the gray icon and the address is http://svr-test-sp01/_layouts/images/person.gif Shouldn't this be the address to that person's profile pic. What am I missing here??

Configuring Profile Image Export in SharePoint 2010

It's no secret that I am thrilled with the new social features of SharePoint 2010. I am most excited about the new Profile Picture handling. I strongly believe that the more we can show the faces of our colleagues to one another the more connected we will feel. Clearly Microsoft feels that way as witnessed by the many features that make use of the Profile Image like the Activity Feed and Colleagues list

Configuring User Profiles in SharePoint Server 2010

Note: I've added the necessary links relating to SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisites, along with instructions for configuring the user profile synchronization service, at the end of this

Unable to search Custom User Property Created in User Profiles in SharePoint 2010


Hi ,

I have created a custom user property,and created metadata property and added mapping to it, still i m not able to Search in People,Please advise

Developer Training: User Interfaces and Lists in SharePoint 2010

Learn about the new user experience in SharePoint 2010 and how you can use the new UI in your customizations. This training module also discusses improvements in list handling, including list relationships and new form-rending options.

Quick Note: Working with the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon User Interface

Learn to extend the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 ribbon by adding a custom button that executes server-side code.

Video: Developing with the New User Interface Features in SharePoint 2010

This SharePoint Conference video shows how to customize the Ribbon without taking your users out of the look and feel of Microsoft SharePoint 2010. (Length: 01:02:38)

Video: The SharePoint 2010 Fluent User Interface

Learn how your applications can extend the ribbon interface, which is now integrated into the SharePoint 2010 user experience, to include new menu items and options both on a global level and based on the context of the user. (Length: 9:04)
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend