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Configuring a Partitioned UPA in SharePoint 2016 with Active Directory Import

Introduction For about a year now I’ve been plagued by people asking me how to configure a partitioned User Profile Application (UPA) in SharePoint Server 2016, and perform successful profile import using Active Directory Import (ADI). Every few weeks someone asks for the configuration, and it basically got to the point where it made sense to post this article to which I can refer folks. Now, I am not going to provide all up coverage here. I expect you to be familiar with the fundamental concepts of SharePoint Multi-Tenancy. You can head over to my other articles here...

User Profile Photo Import from thumbnailPhoto using MIM and the SharePoint Connector

When leveraging Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and the SharePoint Connector for User Profile Synchronization, some customers have a requirement to import profile pictures from the thumbnailPhoto attribute in Active Directory. This post details the correct way of dealing with this scenario, whilst retaining the principle of least privilege. The configuration that follows is appropriate for all of the following deployments: SharePoint 2016, MIM 2016, and the MIM 2016 SharePoint Connector SharePoint 2013, MIM 2016, and the MIM 2016 SharePoint Connector SharePoint 2013, FIM 2010 R2 SP1 and...

Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Service Pack 1 is now available!

Today, Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). This is an extremely important release for SharePoint practitioners who are looking to leverage MIM for User Profile Synchronization with SharePoint Server 2016. This Service Pack provides a significantly streamlined deployment process – no more hotfix rollups (well, for the time being :)). This is important for those leveraging simply the Synchronization Service, but also for those working with declarative provisioning using the MIM Portal and Service – SharePoint Server 2016 support is also included, as is support for SQL Server 2016. Service Pack 1 can...

Enabling multiple OUs and avoiding credential touch up with the MIMSync “toolset” for SharePoint Server 2016

As many of you are aware there is a “toolset” published on GitHub which provides one way to get up and running using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM) for profile synchronization with Active Directory. This Windows PowerShell Module and exported MA configurations basically provisions a base capability more or less akin to what shipped with SharePoint 2013’s User Profile Synchronization capability. I’m not much of a fan of this Module or it’s approach. Seriously, if a customer is going down the road of implementing MIM they better be sure they have the right skills in place – and right...

Important Update for SharePoint folks: Hotfix Rollup for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016

Back in the middle of March, Microsoft released a Hotfix Rollup for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). This hotfix rollup is version 4.3.2195.0. This is an extremely important build for those leveraging MIM for profile synchronization with SharePoint Server 2016. You can get the bits over at KB313475. There are numerous articles out there suggesting that you should install build 4.3.2064.0. Don’t! 4.3.2195 is the fix package you need. Make this part of your base build of the MIM Sync server. However, if you already have MIM Sync setup and you want to apply this patch, make sure...

Article: Configuring SharePoint 2013 for the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Service Pack 1 Portal

Recently Service Pack 1 for Forefront Identity Manger (FIM) 2010 R2 shipped. For IdM heads, this is really good news. Along with a bunch of interesting updates and new bits and bobs it is now possible to run FIM on Windows Server 2012 and also to run the FIM Portal component on SharePoint 2013. This article discusses why this is important in a FIM deployment along with the key design considerations. We will also cover how to prepare SharePoint 2013 for the deployment of the FIM Portal, and finally the installation of the Portal itself. ...