Configuring profile import in SharePoint 2010


User profile synchronization service in SharePoint 2010 enables synchronization of Users and Groups data from directory sources such as active directory and LDAP.

1. Central Admin > System Settings >

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 1

2. Select Manage Services on Server

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 2

3.  Scroll down and select User Profile Synchronization Service.  If it says Stopped, click Start

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 3

4. When you click on Start, SharePoint 2010 will ask you to enter user user name and password.  To import profile the account farm account HAS TO BE A LOCAL ADMINISTRATOR

Enter your password and click OK

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 4

5. Now your status should say  Starting

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 5

6. After couple of minutes if you refresh,  it would stay started

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 6

6. Do an iisreset . Go to Start and run and type in iisreset

7. lets go to Central Administration and navigate to Manage Service Applications

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 7

8. In Manger Service Applications scroll down and select User Profile Service Applicaitons

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Step 8 

9. In User Profile Service, Click on Configure Synchronization Connections

Configure Synchronization Connections in SharePoint 2010

10. Create a new connection to your domain

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Connection to Domain

11. Enter a name for your Connection Name, Account Name and password to create a connection to Active Directory to import profiles to SharePoint 2010. Don’t forget to enter Forest Name

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Connection Settings

12.  Once you have al the information, click on Populate Containers.  Select the containers which you want to import to SharePoint 2010

Importing User profile to SharePoint 2010 - Select Containers

13. Click OK to start Start Profile Synchronization. It takes time depend on number of users you have in your forest.

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