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Retrieving user information and organization structure from AD? RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We are going to use SharePoint office 2010, and are going to modify active directory to build our organization structure by setting active directory properties such as manager, department, First Name….

    We want to be able to retrieve user information,  department's manager, user colleagues, permissions, is user active/disbled and organization structure from active directory for the user who was added to SharePoint.

    we need to access all the above information through code.

    My question:

    Can we retrieve all the above information from UserProfile? Or there is another way?

    I read that we need to run user profile synchronization in order to keep user profile database in sync with AD, and we have to install SharePoint on farm installation not on single server to get synchronization works? Our development machine is single server (SharePoint & database on the same machine), so can we use user profile in such installation to retrieve synced AD information but the production server will be installed on 5 or 6 servers?

    Thanks

    Monday, November 1, 2010 6:43 AM

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