Configuring profile import in SharePoint 2010

April 17, 2011 — 2 Comments

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.

2 responses to Configuring profile import in SharePoint 2010

  1. 

    Am unable to start the synchronization services from central admin–> when i try to start it is throwing error.

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