New video: Creating a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010

Profile sync in SharePoint Server 2010 is quite powerful, but it takes a lot of steps to configure it. To help you get profile sync set up, we’ve created a video that demonstrates many of the steps: Configure a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)

The video covers:

  • Creating a connection to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Creating a connection filter
  • Mapping profile properties
  • Importing properties from AD DS
  • Exporting a property back to AD DS
  • Verifying the results in SharePoint and in AD DS

Because these are a lot of steps, the video is somewhat long (approximately 12 minutes). We’d appreciate your feedback on whether we made the right tradeoff. Would you prefer shorter videos that demonstrate just a fraction of the process? Or would you prefer to see all the steps, including verifying the results, even if it takes over 10 minutes?

Let us know what other videos you’d like to see, too! We’re planning a few more profile sync videos, but will consider adjusting these plans based on your input.


Comments (4)

  1. alex says:

    Thank you for the video- I guess it is pretty useful for some people.

    But the real pain with UPA/UPS is the permissions needed by the service accounts. I'd love to see a video explaining what account needs what permission, how to grant these permissions, how to change the service account, what to do if the ForeFront service won't start on my machine, etc..

    Thanks anyway


  2. Mick says:

    IMO I would prefer a longer video with the whole thing.

  3. Maxwell says:

    Alex,I'd also like to see the same thing.

    I have been struggling for quite sometime now.I do the exact thing shown in the video but get a stopped-execution-dll-exception.

    any ideas?

  4. Mtechie says:

    I prefer a longer, more thorough video than something short and uninformative.  Keep up the good work guys!