Strange problems resolving a user account – thanks people picker…

A customer came to me with an odd issue recently. Their customized sites were throwing errors when navigating to document libraries, and few other areas. We cracked open the ULS logs, and ran across the following. (After we repro’ed with ULS logging set to verbose) Looking at the logs,  I noticed a few things. First,…

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Another People Picker Post – SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016

A few years ago, I wrote a post about customizing People Picker settings. I recently referenced that post, and it was a bit dated, and could benefit from a little more guidance. That post was based on SharePoint 2010. (The PowerShell was for 2010. The stsadm commands would work for 2010 and 2013) In SharePoint 2013…

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SharePoint 2013 External FIM Issue-Missing manager property

If you’re using an External FIM deployment to push your user profile information to SharePoint 2013, you probably want to take a read through this blog post. One of my customers reported an issue when they were doing this. All was well, except the manager field wasn’t getting populated, even though FIM was synching it….

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SharePoint 2013 Mysite creation error: User cannot be found.

I was recently troubleshooting a Mysite creation issue. Windows users could create mysites without issue. Claims users were getting a failure, with the following error in the ULS logs.  (Mysites are batch created in OWSTimer. When you’re looking for the logs related to this) This error didn’t make a ton of sense. The claims users…

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Adventures with SharePoint People Picker, Domain Migrations and Groups

I recently worked a customer issue, where the customer was going through a domain migration. The customer is running SharePoint 2010. (This works for both 2007 and 2013 as well) There are two forests, with users in both. Users from one of the domains were being moved to the domain in the other forest. As…

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User profiles, database sizes and DaysWorthOfActivityFeedsToKeep

You may have noticed a large spike in your User Profile Service Database size, or just wondered why it’s so large. After doing some investigation, you realize that the ActivityEventsConsolidated and ActivityEventsPublished table are fairly large and consuming the most space. You’d like to know how to shrink these. Fortunately, there’s now a way. Let’s…

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