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The Need for the User Profile

Profile setup is core to most collaborative platforms: It is the diving-board off of which you jump into different interactions It can provide a filtered view of your world, your experiences, your work history It should be maintained, kept relevant It provides context to your activities In SharePoint, the user profile is becoming increasingly important as organizations mature from ad hoc collaboration to enterprise content management to social collaboration

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User Profile List in SharePoint 2010

The User Information List is a list of every user that has ever been to your site collection or that has been added as an individual user. You may want to use this list for your own purposes. One of the ways you can do this is via Access. The steps to link to it are below. Connecting to...

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Replicating User Profile Data in SharePoint 2010

There are two ways to get user profile data on your farm from an existing farm in SharePoint 2010. The first is to consume the User Profile Service of the host farm, but this causes issues if you want to host a My Site host (that contain personal sites) on the consuming farm

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Connecting to the User Profile Service Proxy

Click on the User Profile Service (off to the right of it...Click on the Connect icon on the top ribbon and choose User Profile Service Application Proxy 4...Highlight User Profile Service and click OK. 7

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Notes on Provisioning the User Profile Synchronization Service

The User Profile Service has changed a lot in SharePoint 2010...I am not exactly sure what happened, but when I ran the user profile service it looked like it was working but didn’t actually bring any data in

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Hiding the Activities I am following section of edit User Profiles

This technique can be used to hide any section of the User Profiles on the edit profile page (i.e...Steps Go to Central Administration->User Profile Properties Click on Manage Sub-types You need to create a new Sub Type

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Using Managed Metadata from another farm in your My Sites

Maintaining a central term store has obvious advantages, but using that term store for your User Profile Service (and hence the data in your My Sites) isn't exactly straight forward

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Restarting Audience Compilation

Restarting the User Profile Service won’t do it...Short of recreating the User Profile Service you are going to have to dive into your SQL Server and run an ORGLE stored procedure called orgle job stop

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Using Profile Properties to redirect users

There are several ways to accomplish this but I think one of the most straight forward and easiest to implement for small or medium sized installations is to use User Profile properties and a little bit of JavaScript and some aspx. The gist of this solution is create and populate a user profile property, create a redirect page, and add some JavaScript to redirect page

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Users losing permissions? This might be the reason.

Delete the user from the User Profiles in Central Admin (you might want to copy their profile info if they have any and add it back after the import)

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