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MIM Server Sync issue with SharePoint User Profile RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have disabled a user (Moved under disabled Accounts OU) which is not populated in the User Profile. but it’s still showing in the user profile. Before MIM Server was synchronizing with AD &User Profile and it was deleting moved disabled account. Now it is not working.

    From AD, it is not getting updated in User Profile by the MIM Server.

    • Edited by ghsajith Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:08 PM update
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:06 PM

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  • Hi ghsajith,

    To troubleshoot the issue, you can follow these steps:

    1.Go to user profile service application-> Configure Synchronization Settings->select “Enable External Identity Manager” and click ok. Then sync user profiles from MIM to user profile service application.

    2.When switching between Active Directory Import / External Identity Manager, additional steps in the article may be required.

    SharePoint 2016: Issues due to Switching Between Synchronization Types in UPA AD Import / External Identity Manager(MIM):

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/spses/2016/07/18/sharepoint-2016-issues-due-to-switching-between-synchronization-types-in-upa-ad-import-external-identity-manager-mim/

    Looking forward to your update on this issue.

    Best regards

    Itch Sun


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    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:24 AM
  • If you search for the user in the metaverse search, what connector does it return?

    Trevor Seward

    Office Apps and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2019

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:13 AM
  • Enabling External Identity Manager may turn into unpredictable result. It was working fine before for disabled account as well.

    The result is empty and still shows in User Profile. 

    Also operations shows successful. What is the default sync time for MIM Server ?

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:36 PM
  • Sync timing is configured by you. Usually admins create a script with the appropriate actions and order of actions, then use Task Scheduler to execute the script on their desired schedule.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Apps and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2019

    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:19 PM
  • For SPMA & ADMA, Delta Sync & Delta Import are configured every 1 hour. Does this, update disabled accounts as well or do we need to have a Full import & Sync from MIM Server.

    In the SharePoint User Profile, full sync is happening every saturday.


    Also disabled account is not selected in the User Profile sync connection

    • Edited by ghsajith Friday, October 11, 2019 8:12 AM update
    Friday, October 11, 2019 7:32 AM
  • Deleted users in AD still showing in SharePoint  User Profile. 

    The deleted users are not showing in the  metaverse search.

    • Edited by ghsajith Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:51 AM update
    Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:59 PM