"No exact match found" when using People Picker in MOSS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Entering users in "people picker" fields (such as "Assigned To", or giving permissions rights), is quite troublesome, I think. I would expect that it should be possible just to enter the full name of a person, and then Sharepoint would look up the user. But, no, often we need to enter the domain\username, and it cannot find the user, it takes more than a minute (sometimes it kind of locks up completely), before it gives the error message in red that "No exact match was found".

    We use MOSS2007, and it gets the user data not only from a single AD, but from multiple exchange servers.

    I would like if just the real name of the user could be entered. And first of all, it is dreadful that it doesn't lookup the users immediately but rather kind of locks up the system, if it has problems finding an exact match.

    Any ideas on how to improve this?

    Monday, July 28, 2008 6:38 AM


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  • I don't have anything to add other than I've seen this behavior before.  Hope someone can chip in with some guidelines or avenues to consider.
    --Paul Galvin of www.Conchango.com @ http://feeds.feedburner.com/PaulGalvinsSharepointSpace
    Monday, July 28, 2008 9:47 AM
  • If you use multiple forest, you need same command for People Picker:

    try this:


    PART I : Farm

    on each front-end and on all server that host Central Administration, this store a password in the DB for crypt the password of the next command

    stsadm –o setapppassword–password <SomeKey>

    PART 2 : Web Application

    For each web application you need to use People Picker:

    stsadm -o setproperty -url http://<server:port> -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv "forest:forest1.net;forest:forest2.net,<domain\user>,<password>;domain:domain.forest1.net,<domain\user>,<password>"

    Rif: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263460.aspx



    Monday, July 28, 2008 9:48 AM