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 AD Import.  You can read through switch considerations in my other…

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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…

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SharePoint: User profiles are imported with wrong domain name

In certain domain configurations, User Profiles can be imported with the incorrect domain name. For example: account names are supposed to shown as CORP\User1, but profiles are imported as contoso\user1 Note: This applies to both SharePoint Profile Synchronization (aka: FIM Sync) and Active Directory Import (aka: AD Import).   What’s the impact? There are a…

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SharePoint: All about non-imported user profiles

I find there is much confusion around this topic, so I’ll try to clear it up here. First off, non-imported profiles are well… not imported.  They were not created by Profile Sync / AD Import / Sync with External Identity Manager.  We also refer to these as “unmanaged”, or “stub” profiles because they typically only…

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SharePoint: Troubleshooting Check Permissions

Why should you care? Having “Check Permissions” fail to give you an accurate representation of user permissions can be annoying, but it doesn’t actually effect the users ability to log in and utilize those permissions, so that part is relatively minor.  However, “Check Permissions” is not the only function that utilizes the External Token to…

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SharePoint: All about one-time timer jobs

One-time timer jobs are created ad-hoc, should run immediately, and then disappear when they are done doing whatever they were supposed to do.  If you have one-time timer jobs hanging around, you have a timer service (owstimer.exe) problem. You can easily find any one-time timer jobs by doing this: Go to Central Administration | Monitoring…

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SharePoint: Considerations when switching from FIM Sync to AD Import

Many times we end up battling “SharePoint Profile Synchronization” (aka: “FIM Sync”) for a while before we realize that “SharePoint Active Directory Import” (aka: “AD Import”, aka: “ADI”) was a better fit all along. Why switch?  Or for new farms, why go with AD Import? “SharePoint Active Directory Import” (“AD Import” from here on) is…

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SharePoint 2016: Import profile pictures with MIM 2016 – walkthrough

In this post, I’ll walk through importing user profile pictures to SharePoint 2016 using Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 using a ton of screenshots.  The idea is to show how the process works so you know how to configure it and where to go looking when something goes wrong. After completing the basic SharePoint 2016/…

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SharePoint: Issues with profile pictures when MySite uses SAML auth

There are a couple known issues with user profile pictures when your Mysite web application uses Trusted Provider (ADFS / SAML) authentication. Symptoms There are two different known symptoms with the same cause and solution: #1 When running User Profile Synchronization, nothing is imported or exported. In the Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) client, we see…

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SharePoint: Certain users not resolved in People Picker

Here I cover how to use Fiddler and IE Developer Tools (F12) to troubleshoot People Picker problems in SharePoint 2013 and 2016 within the context of a problem I recently came across. Problem: Certain users are not resolved in People Picker.  The client-side people picker control shows no results, but doesn’t throw an error either. …

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