SharePoint 2013/2016 – Migrate from Windows claims to ADFS

Many farms are moving from Windows Authentication(NTLM or Kerberos) to SAML. This migration and change requires a lot of planning. This guide is only to give a frame work of migrating some of the simpler farms. This guide also assumes that the ADFS server is already setup and just needs to be configured. The difference…

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The Pitfalls of Resetting the Config Cache

I see many SharePoint admins resetting the config cache but not knowing what it is or what it does.  This seems to be a go to action for anything wrong with SharePoint along with IISReset, PSConfig, and rebooting the servers. What is the Config Cache? The config cache is a copy of your objects table…

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User Profile Picture Import with Active Directory Import(Dirsync)

UPDATE 8/16/17 My colleague, Josh, wrote a great post on his blog detailing the benefits and considerations when moving to ADI. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/spjr/2017/08/14/sharepoint-considerations-when-switching-from-fim-sync-to-ad-import/ SharePoint 2013 introduced Active Directory Import. This is built on a technology called DirSync. There are many advantages with using Active Directory Import. We do not need to start up the User Profile…

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SharePoint 2016 MIM and SAML/FBA User Profiles

There is not much out there about MIM and SharePoint 2016 with FBA or SAML user profiles.  Using Active Directory Import is still the same as it was in 2013.   Below we will be going through how to set this up for SAML(ADFS) and MIM. This guide assumes the environment has been setup from these…

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