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User Profile Service - 2007 & 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • A direct question:

    Does User Profile Service in 2007 OR 2010 support a two way integration? I mean

     --> Changes made to user profile on SharePoint will reflect into AD?

    Thanks


    SharePoint Learner

    Friday, June 7, 2013 4:08 PM

Answers

  • In 2010 you can map a property to a sync connection as either Import or Export.  If properties are mapped as Import then they will flow from AD to SharePoint.  If setup as Export they will flow from SharePoint to AD.  By default properties are only set to Import.  You have to manually setup any properties that you want to Export.  Be aware that you can't use the same sync connection for import and export on a particular property.  But you can setup some properties for Import and others for Export using a single connection.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
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    Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:50 AM

All replies

  • It can be done in SharePoint 2010.  But you need to make sure that the user Profile Sync account has Replicating Directory changes permission on the OU in AD.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Friday, June 7, 2013 4:37 PM
  • So the setting is to do "incremental import" for user profile service to replicate the changes from SharePoint to AD?

    SharePoint Learner

    Friday, June 7, 2013 8:56 PM
  • In 2010 you can map a property to a sync connection as either Import or Export.  If properties are mapped as Import then they will flow from AD to SharePoint.  If setup as Export they will flow from SharePoint to AD.  By default properties are only set to Import.  You have to manually setup any properties that you want to Export.  Be aware that you can't use the same sync connection for import and export on a particular property.  But you can setup some properties for Import and others for Export using a single connection.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:50 AM
  • Thank you for your time. That answered my question.

    SharePoint Learner

    Saturday, June 8, 2013 4:07 PM
  • Hi SharePoint Learner,

    Glad the hear that your problem is solved. Thanks Paul for sharing.

    Thanks,

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