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Not getting any users in people picker window.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

When i am trying to add users into the group then I am not getting any users in people picker window.

What could be the reason.?

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I want to strict  it to the Staff OU.

IT seems really strange

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I found that the people picker is not connected to the user profiles.


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