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Profile synchronization

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint



I have added some User Profiles in Active Directory in which i have entered Name, Phone No., Manger, etc details.

Now i have synchronized this Active Directory with Sharepoint User Profile Service Application in Sharepoint-2010 by using Full Synchronization, So that I can use this User Profiles as a base for MySite in Sharepoint-2010.



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Profile synchronization




I have added some User Profiles in Active Directory in which i have entered Name, Phone No., Manger, etc details.

Now i have synchronized this Active Directory with Sharepoint User Profile Service Application in Sharepoint-2010 by using Full Synchronization, So that I can use this User Profiles as a base for MySite in Sharepoint-2010.



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

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