NEW! Plan for Profile Synchronization

If you’ve had a chance to play around with the new profile synchronization capabilities in SharePoint Server 2010, you’ve probably discovered that there are a few things it would be nice to know before you got started. Well, we’ve put together a document that will help you properly prepare for setting up Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2010.

Plan for Profile Synchronization takes you step-by-step through the activities you need to perform in order to prepare for a successful roll-out of Profile Synchronization in your environment. These steps include the following:

  • Identifying directory services and business systems
  • Planning permissions
  • Determining which containers to synchronize
  • Defining Profile Synchronization connection filters
  • Mapping profile properties
  • Defining a synchronization schedule

This document contains both expert guidance and real-world experiences from some of you.

As always, we welcome your feedback. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, you have any questions, or, if you think we hit the mark, you can tell us that too!

- Claudia Lake
SharePoint IT Pro Documentation Team

Comments (1)

  1. Patrrick Tisseghem says:

    We have a requirement to authenticate users against Active Directory LDS in our SP 2010 farm and also import their profiles in user profile store. We are able to setup FBA using AD membership provider to authenticate against AD LDS.

    I am interested in importing the users in AD LDS to SharePoint user profile store.

    When I try to create a new connection the options that I am provided are

    1. Active Directory

    2. Active Directory Logon Data

    3. Active Directory Resource.

    4.SunOne (LDAP) 5.2

    5.Novell eDirectory (LDAP) 8.7.3

    6.IBM Tivoli (LDAP) 6.2

    If I select any of the options 1/2/3 I am asked to provide Forest Name and Domain Controller name. Since this is AD LDS there is no Forest or Domain Controller. It’s just a generic LDAP server.  

    So the question I am struggling with  is: what are the steps required to create a User Profile Synchronization connection to import users from AD LDS and not from AD DS?

    We are not able to find any information how to do that in SP2010… From other blog entries I am assuming it was supported and documented for MOSS2007.

    There is NO “LDAP Directory” connection type in SP2010.

    I am wondering if this is supported in SP2010.

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