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Linking PeoplePicker to AD

  Asked By: Judson    Date: Sep 08    Category: MOSS    Views: 1147

In M0SS2007, is there are way to link the PeoplePicker to AD? I know it can be
done with stsadm, but was wondering if this can be done in CA somewhere.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jason Anderson     Answered On: Sep 08

I'm confused, the people picker does use AD.

Answer #2    Answered By: Uttam Vanjare     Answered On: Sep 08

On my customer's site, there are people that don't show up when I browse with
the PP. If you use the domain\username and then click Check Name it resolves it
and you can add them to the site. But the PP will not locate them if you type a
last name.

I know the PeoplePicker has been discussed here, and I tried to search for that
discussion to see if it applied but couldn't. Sorry for re-hashing the subject
if it's already been picked apart!

Answer #3    Answered By: Jack Carroll     Answered On: Sep 08

Ok, I've figured out a bit more on this issue. I can browse any user in the AD
OU that contains the accounts used to install SharePoint. But I can't browse
users in other OUs. Any tips? I've been working with stsadm.exe scripts to get
the people picker to look at the whole domain. Just haven't gotten it down yet.

Answer #4    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Sep 08

Got it! Once I got the syntax right for the script it worked fine!

Answer #5    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Sep 08

Care to share with the rest of the class?

Answer #6    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Sep 08

Yes, I was looking for the link! Here is the solution.


But I've found that the "reset" doesn't work to restrict the people picker back
to original settings. And I need that to work before I can run this on a
production machine! When I run the reset script I get a message that says
Operation completed successfully. But then I can still add those other users.

Answer #7    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Sep 08

IIS Reset???????????????????????

Answer #8    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Sep 08

No, there is a script at that link to set the people picker settings back to
default. It didn't work as advertised for me. I did have to do an IIS reset

One tip though is that you need to use the FULL domain name, and no spaces
between the domain, username, and password in the script. You will get the
"Operation completed successfully" message even if it did nothing!

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