Jerry Orman

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  • Blog Post: Broken Images After My Site URL Change in SharePoint 2007

    When you setup a My Site picture, the URL to the image is stored in your profile under the Picture property.  You can either upload an image into your My Site, or you can type in the URL to an image.  Since the property, by default, has the replicable property set in the SSP, the Profile Synchronization...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Sync Service stuck on Starting, Multi Tenant version

    Spent some quality time configuring a SharePoint 2010 Multi Tenant environment.  It’s a really cool feature for hosting scenarios in which you need to ensure client data is isolated at the service application level.  Check out Spencer Harbar’s Rational Guide to Multi Tenancy and the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: That Profile Property Is Taxonomy’ing My Patience

    When you edit a profile in SharePoint 2010, you may be presented with the following error message : There was a problem retrieving data for this field.  Updating values in this field is disabled temporarily. You can still update values in other fields. This only shows up on profile properties that...
  • Blog Post: What in the User Profile Service Application is going on here?

    While working with PowerShell to build out Service Applications, I managed to get my test farm into a state where I no longer had a User Profile Service Application, but the user profile timer jobs were still around.  Trying to create a new User Profile Service Application would result in the following...
  • Blog Post: System.Security.SecurityException accessing TermSet

    During some upgrade testing, a customer found one of their custom controls not working in the 2010 environment.  They had built out a custom search web part that contained a custom property picker control.  The custom property picker control allowed users to leverage the Picker.aspx page to...
  • Blog Post: Starting UserProfile service with PowerShell

    Ran into something interesting while trying to script out a farm install. I was trying to generate generic functions to create service applications and start the associated services, and kept hitting issues starting the User Profile Sync service. The first hurdle you have to jump is that you have to...
  • Blog Post: A way to tell if the User Profile Synchronization Service is actually starting…

    Something I noticed while staring at the Services MMC while waiting for the User Profile Synchronization Service to start is that there is an order of processing in while the service is in a starting state.  Each step seems to take some time, so you can refresh the MMC to see the progress. ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 locking out accounts

    The User Profile Service - System Job to Manage User Profile Synchronization timer job leverages the winnt:// protocol to lookup an account’s SID . This call uses WINS and RPC to do the lookup. If you do not have WINS configured on the SharePoint server, and there is not a DC in the same subnet...
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