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SharePoint 2003 Profile Database - stale profiles

  Asked By: Korey    Date: Aug 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 947

Is anyone aware or know of an automated process that can be employed to
maintain the SharePoint 2003 profile database?

My main goal is for when accounts are removed from active directory,
they get automatically removed from the SharePoint profile database.

Is there any way that anyone knows to accomplish this?

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Emmett Hyde     Answered On: Aug 21

If the accounts are actually removed from AD, they will disappear from
the SPS profile  database as well after 3 profile syncs.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: Aug 21

This is not the case... they will not disappear unless manually purged
from the "View Profiles" admin menus..

They will only be flagged as missing in the dB.

I am looking for some way to automate this complete process (that is
supported)

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Sheena Ray     Answered On: Aug 21

Why would it require 3 profile  synchs?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Jaime Weaver     Answered On: Aug 21

It's a precaution to make sure the unavailability in AD is not due to a
transient condition (e.g. a Domain Controller or network being down).

 
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