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  • Question

  • As far as I can tell, only the user can edit that users profile once it is brought in from a directory service.  Is this true?

    My searching on the subject seems to indicate that there are mechanisms for user maintenance in MOSS that are not available in WSS.  Is that true?

    We have issues with the information that is coming in from Active Directory, and it is not clear when the issues there will be resolved.  In the meanwhile, I would like to clean up my own side of the street, but am having difficulty.

    I am the secondary Site Collection Adminstrator, yet do not seem to be able to edit anyone's profile other than my own, let alone delete or disable users, which is another issue we have.

    If anyone can help me out of my rut, I would appreciate it.


    Echo Train Nashville TN


    • Edited by Echo Train Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:29 PM
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:26 PM

Answers

  • I set up a WSS environment on a VM to test a script and discovered...

    That when logged into the WSS site from the server machine, there is an option to edit the user information, and an option to delete someone from the site collection. The links to these functions are not present when logged in from another machine.

    I don't know what the logic behind this might be, but that's how it is on the VM I set up, and on our production server.


    Echo Train Nashville TN

    • Marked as answer by Echo Train Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:15 PM
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:15 PM

All replies

  • WSS does not have the user profile maintenance jobs like MOSS. There is also no synchronisation of user data from Active Directory to WSS. The data is copied to the user profile in WSS at the moment the user is added to the site permissions. all changes after that moment in Active Directory will not reflect in the WSS site. If you need to have such synchronisation, then I suggest to check out the following script: http://sharepointpsscripts.codeplex.com/downloads/get/56270

    A blog post about how to use can be found here: http://wss3tools.blogspot.de/2010/12/windows-powershell-active-directory.html

    The only approach foe updating user information would be to create a script that runs though the User Information List for each site collection and edit the properties you wish to update. The script above uses this same apporach and may help you on your way.


    Dirk Van den Berghe

    Friday, July 27, 2012 7:59 AM
  • Dirk , thanks very much for taking the time to answer my questions.  It is a big help to at least know WSS can not do what I need, so I will not waste any more time on that.  I will take a look at the Power Shell scripts and post back with the results.

    Echo Train Nashville TN

    Friday, July 27, 2012 3:45 PM
  • I set up a WSS environment on a VM to test a script and discovered...

    That when logged into the WSS site from the server machine, there is an option to edit the user information, and an option to delete someone from the site collection. The links to these functions are not present when logged in from another machine.

    I don't know what the logic behind this might be, but that's how it is on the VM I set up, and on our production server.


    Echo Train Nashville TN

    • Marked as answer by Echo Train Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:15 PM
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:15 PM