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  • Question

  • Instead of giving me a screen with alot of text boxes I get a screen with one read only line

    Account

    NORTHAMERICA\dev_spadmin 

    My only local sharepoint setup works fine.... so is this some CA setting that is not allowing access to the user profile? Im a admin trying to edit my own profile to set the email


    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out.
    Friday, January 23, 2009 5:03 PM

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  • Really didn't understand wht is ur issue. Are you talking about user profiles in SSP? 

     HK

    Friday, January 23, 2009 10:03 PM
  • Presumably this is WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007.

    If so go to Central Administration / Site Actions / Site Settings then People and Groups.

    Click on the name <servername>/Administrator and you'll get a page headed 

    User information: <servername>\administrator - <servername>\administrator

    There you can click Edit Item and be able to change your E-Mail address.


    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wss.asaris.de/sites/walsh/Lists/WSSv3%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:26 PM
  • I got there in CA.. but now I don't see an edit button :\

     

    Account

    NORTHAMERICA\dev_serverfarm 

    Name

    NORTHAMERICA\dev_serverfarm 

    E-Mail

     

    About Me

     

    Picture

     

    Department

     

    Job Title

     

    SIP Address

     


    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out.
    Monday, January 26, 2009 5:48 PM
  • Hello,

     

    In SharePoint Server 2007, the user information fields are read-only fields. This behavior occurs because the user information data is pushed from the SharePoint Server 2007 profile store.

     

    If a user manually changes this information, the information is overwritten the next time that the user information data is pushed from the SharePoint Server 2007 profile store.

     

    For more information, please refer to:

     

    (KB926202) You cannot change your user information on the "My Settings" page in SharePoint Server 2007

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;926202

     

    How to: Create User Profiles in the User Profile Store

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms545122.aspx

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best Regards,

    Lionel

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:54 AM
  • That first link didnt work

     

    So my main question is then... So how do I give a user a email address.... Is the only way I can do it is programmatically??


    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:09 PM
  • Hi,

    If you are trying add email id to a user , you can add it in SSP.

    SSP Admin page > User Profile and Properties > View user Profiles .

    Here click on edit from the the user's dropdown and add email id or ...

     If you are looking something else , please let us know.

    Regards

    Xavier Ravi

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:47 PM
  • Hello,

     

    Sorry for the bad link, please use http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926202 instead.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Best Regards,

    Lionel

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:53 AM
  • I still so udnerstand.. so I just am not allowed to edit a profile for some reason through the UI?

     

     

    When you click Edit Item on the My Settings page to change your display name or e-mail address in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the option to change your user information is unavailable.

    CAUSE
    In SharePoint Server 2007, the user information fields are read-only fields. Thi...

    In SharePoint Server 2007, the user information fields are read-only fields. This behavior occurs because the user information data is pushed from the SharePoint Server 2007 profile store.

    If a user manually changes this information, the information is overwritten the next time that the user information data is pushed from the SharePoint Server 2007 profile store.

    If you do SharePoint dev and have MSN add me!! punkouter@hotmail.com We can help each other out.
    Friday, January 30, 2009 4:22 PM
  • So the main point is that you can determine what users can update as well as what gets imported from Active Directory.

    The key is in your Profile Properties...from here you can determine what fields are read-only, which ones get imported from AD and which fields users can update. Do keep in mind users will not be able to update AD data, so your choice is sync with AD or allow a user to update.

    This screen can be found by going to;

    1. From Central Admin go to your SSP
    2. Click on User Profiles and Properties
    3. Scroll down the click View Profile Properties
    4. Edit one of the field properties
    5. From here you will see the sync the option to show the field in "Edit Details Page" along with AD mapping at the bottom.


    Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more clarity.

    Kipp Sorensen http://justgeeking.net/blog
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:59 PM
  • You have to make sure that you have the Personalization Services Permission for Manage User Profiles, then you can edit settings in the SSP Admin site.
    SharePoint Architect || My Blog
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:28 PM
  • Does your AD account have an email address associated with your id?

    If yes, then have you tried what Kipp recommended?
    Alpesh Nakar Blog: http://alpesh.nakars.com/blog | Twitter: @alpesh SharePoint Resources: http://www.justsharepoint.com | Twitter @justsharepoint
    Friday, September 18, 2009 12:16 AM
  • Please refer to this post: https://abhishekbhansali.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/moss-user-profile-information-is-not-editable/

    "There are two user profiles stores – one is associated with WSS and other is associated with MOSS. The WSS profile is accessed from Welcome User >> My Settings page(userdisp.aspx). The MOSS profiles are created when users are imported into the system from AD or LDAP. They are accessed by People Search or from a link off of your MySite >> Details (Editprofile.aspx)

    The reason for having two profile stores is that a simple WSS installation without MOSS must support a functionality where a basic user profile can be viewed and modified (again, accessed through Welcome User >> My Settings page) . In case of a MOSS installation , the basic WSS profile is retained and an additional functionality of Profile Information Management is enabled through shared service. Once you do a profile import, and go to the WSS profile(accessed through Welcome User >> My Settings page), you’ll see a bunch of properties added by MOSS . If you want to modify property values in your profile, you need to go to your MOSS profile from your MySite (MySite >> Details). You’ll be on the Editprofile.aspx page. Once done with modifications then a sync to your WSS user information list happens by a couple of timer jobs. You will see the modified values show up on the WSS profile once the sync is done."

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:37 PM