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Article: Rational Guide to Implementing SharePoint Server 2010 User Profile Synchronization

Print | posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 7:52 PM

There's a ton of stuff out there on User Profile Sync in SharePoint Server 2010. Some of it’s good, some of it’s frankly terrible. TechNet has some of the best material, but unfortunately TechNet’s format restrictions are counter-intuitive. Therefore this article presents an end to end, “rational guide” to setting this up.

There are a couple of contentious setup requirements in here. I may discuss those in more depth later. For now, the following steps are required. Don’t try and work around them, UPS will break. The following is the least privilege you can get away with.

This article will also be useful to those in my SharePoint Evolution presentation this week in London. These steps are those I demoed. If you are interested Steve Smith and I decided to put this session on at the very last minute, when we realised we had lots of sessions on social, but none on actually setting this up. Sometimes these work out to be some of the best sessions, that's just how Steve and I roll.