Monday, June 2, 2008

People Picker is not able to find users from multiple domain

Hi All,

When you install MOSS 2007 in an environment where there are multiple domain, then User Profile import option only works with domain in which MOSS 2007 installed. It will not take users from other domain.

Let us say that you have one domain names "Domain1' where you have installed your MOSS2007 and when you use people picker inside MOSS, you will see that you are able to get the values for Domain1. Even if you have Domain2 also.

Here we need to make a new import connection for the Domain2 and from there we need to import user profile.

You need to follow following steps to accomplish this:

(1) You need to open SSP(Shared Service provider)

(2) Click on User Profiles and Properties

(3) Click on View Import Connections

(4) Create New Connection

(5) Add the following entries , also shown in figure below

Domain Name :Domain2
Select auto discover domain controller option (as radio button)
Search Base : DC=Domain2 (If you have multiple domain then seperate with comma(,)
Start Full Import option.

That's it. Your job is done. Now you will also get people from other domain as well in your people picker in MOSS2007.

1 comment:

Ajith George said...

Hi Malay,

i would like to know more regarding this post. i am having a scenario where i m having two domains from different enviornment with same name. its giving error while adding users from this new domain, can u suggest any solution for the same . can a user import will help us in accessing the users.

Waiting for your response.....

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