18 February, 2013

Disabled accounts in AD show up in SharePoint as active profiles

Problem Description:
If the proper filer is not applied in import connections then it can lead to hundreds of unwanted / disabled profile in ssp database. Sometimes due to IT audits we want to get rid of those profiles from SharePoint.

Product Applies:
1.    MOSS2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007)
2.    WSS3.0 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)

Error Message: N/A

What exactly I did? How exactly I configured and came to know about the issue?
1.    In AD, I have created lots of user and disabled few of them.

2.    Configured SSP to import user profile by using the default filter

3.    That’s it-Problem started and found lots of profiles in view user profile.

·         At first apply filter (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(
!(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))) to just import active profiles in

·         Run full profile import three times back to back.

·         After that you will find users in view user profile > Profile Missing from import.

·         You can manually delete these unwanted profile or wait till clean up job delete them.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know, Thank you.


Your feedback is always appreciated. I will try to reply to your queries as soon as possible- Amol Ghuge

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