Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2


In SharePoint Server 2010, you can use Profile Synchronization to synchronize user and group profile information that is stored in the SharePoint Server 2010 profile store with profile information that is stored in directory services across the enterprise. This profile information includes hierarchy and group information that can be used to drive functionality such as audiences or hierarchy-driven business processes.

For Beta 2, we published documentation that explains how to configure Profile Synchronization. We recently updated these documents with feedback from you.

This newly updated documentation includes the following tasks:

The updated Profile Synchronization documentation includes improved task requirements and permissions information that should give you all the information you need to get Profile Synchronization up and running in your test environment. We’ve also restructured the documents, separating the set-up tasks from the actual synchronization tasks.

Thanks for your feedback and let us know what you think of the new, improved version of the SharePoint 2010 Profile Synchronization document set!

Comments (5)

  1. @Mike, good catch! I’ve notified our publishing team about this bug. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    @Jeremy, Thanks!

  2. Mike Walsh says:

    These items are still showing

    "Updated: 2009-11-12"

    if they have really been "recently upgraded" as you write, this part of the post should be modified to include the new updated date!

    Otherwise how are we to know which "Updated: 2009-11-12" post is the latest one (say if we have printed out this article for use when updated 2009-11-12 was the correct date of update).

  3. Jeremy Thake says:

    The community has collaborated on SPAdmWiki with screenshots and gotchas on getting this working too:

    http://www.sharepointdevwiki.com/display/spadmin2010/15+-+Configure+User+Profile+Synchronization+Service

    Great work with updating the official sources too guys!

  4. Dessie Lunsford says:

    Each time I attempt to get the profile sync configured, after I've chosen the container in AD for what I want to sync and click "OK", it brings me back to the "Synchronization Connections" screen and just displays "The query returns nothing".

    It doesn't seem to want to save the connection I just created, and always just displays the above message.

    What am I missing?

    – Dessie

  5. ImperfectIT says:

    I've listed the steps I followed as well as some screen shots. So far it works pretty well!