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  2. Anonymous says:

    User Profile Sync – SharePoint 2010 – Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. Anuj says:

    If you are updating user profiles using SharePoint 2010 APIs then please remember following –

    1. Profile update takes lot of time

    2. More the number of properties in each profile, more the time it will take to update

    3. Update only the properties which are changing

    4. Try to load configuration values before running the main logic (of updating the properties)

    5. Reason it takes more time to update profile/properties is internal to SP 2010

  5. David VanSickle says:

    Steve, we are unable to get 2010 Memberships to populate.  We've stop and started the UserProfile Sync service, we've run and re-run full profile synchronization to no avail.  Is there a PowerShell script we can run manually to update this information on our MySites until this functionality gets fixed in the future?  We are currently running 14.0.6112.5000 (Oct 2011 CU with SP1).  If you have the ear of the engineering team, this particular service application is the "thorn in the flesh" for Administrators. By far, more time is spent troubleshooting this service application than with all the service applications put together.

  6. Issues importing AD pictures(thumbnailPhoto attribute) to SharePoint 2010 says:

    Hi Steve, I found your blog quite interesting.. I just having one question, when I tried to import pictures from AD(JPEG format and 96×96 pixels), there's and error and it's looks like the format in the AD was PNG. I found a url into your blog that gives me a simple explanation….

    "Can't we just map the Profile Property to AD and Import the value?

    So here is where we hit the roadblock.. The Active Directory "jpegPhoto" attribute is of type "Binary Data" and the SharePoint 2010 User Profile property is of type HyperLink (as it typically links to an image in an Asset Library in the My Site Host site collection).

    As a result, you cannot import it using SharePoint 2010 functionality (although it may be possible if you have also purchased the more sophisticated "ForeFront Identity Manager Synchronisation Server" product)."…/ad-image-attributes-are-not-imported-to.html

    It does make sense for you??

    Regards and have a Happy New Year !!!


  7. Anthony says:

    Any chance the December CU reversed what the October CU corrected?  Running Full sync and PS command to no avail.  Seeing 0 errors.

  8. John Carnival says:

    User Profile Parameter for Sharepoint 2010 component enables access from any DataSource being used in a Data Form WebPart to the User Profile properties collection. Using this tool, the DataSource Parameters can be populated with values available in the logged user profile, such as AccountName, PreferredName, WorkEmail and even custom profile properties. In this way, WebParts can show profile aware values using the user's profile properties as parameters to make queries to defined DataSources, making development more efficient.

  9. Maik Kapp says:

    Very cool post!

  10. Hi David,

    I’m very sorry but this is not that easy as you may think about!

    We have lots of support cases, all complaining about broken membership relations or out of sync issues but none has ever raised a hotfix request due to lack of a "business Impact" which is required for it.

    Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to call MS Support at least to make them aware of each reproted case as we then can determine a solid business impact by just having lots of cases with all same or similar issues!

    So go ahead and open a service request as this is the only way to make enough pressure for getting this fixed!

    Besides that, consider that the "membership" can be broken due to variuos reasons or causes whereas each case needs to be investigated individually!

    I know, this does not sounds very sufficient but, hey! – as long as no one "starts the queue of complaints" this is rather not going to be a recognized "pain"!

    Please see/watch also the comments on my related post here:…/3452083.aspx

    greetz, Steve

  11. Hi Oscar,

    first of all:

    sure! We can either import or export user profile pictures from AD to SharePoint or from SharePoint back to AD. The only thing is that you can do it only "one-way" at a time, means you cannot import and export within the same Sync connection 😉

    So back to the Post and URL you refering to:

    This is obsolete information and has been fixed long ago. The referenced post is from November 2010 but we have now Dec. 2011 and SP1 and ton's of patches and fixes regarding user profile import!

    Latest major change was within june 2011 CU where the FIM bits got updated and "tuned" a bit more.

    So no worry, you don't need to purchase "ForeFront identity Server" just to import/export Profile pictures 😉

    This is an old topic and this functionality is already implemented inbetween.

    Next point, your issue:

    Well, it must be a jpeg indeed, when you want to store it in AD and import it to SharePoint. The other way is not the problem as we can use PNG in SharePoint for profile pictures and then "export" these pics up to AD. While FIM is running the profile sync, a background process is calling the URL and fetches the picture and transforms it into a binary format, that will fit for AD as long as the size and pixel rate are not exceeding the limitations.

    So if you go through my entire posts and also having the latest patch level and SP1 installed correctly, then you should create a new user profile service application with AD-Connection and properties set as you desire. On your next sync, the pics should be shifted as expected.

    I hope this sheds some more light on your concerns 😉

    cheers and Happpy new year,

    Steve  😉

  12. Hi Anthony,

    either oct. and dec. Cu had some regression all around user profile stuff, so it is anyway most recommended to go for at least the feb.2011 CU or even April 2011 CU.

    regarding the OCt.CU only:

    **** Update: the regression is Fixed and packages are republished now  ****  to see more, go to my linekd post above.

    Hth, cheers, Steve 😉

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