This article describes how to import user profile information of enabled user accounts from Active Directory directory services to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
You can configure the import settings for user profiles that you want to import on the Configure Profile Import page of SharePoint Central Administration. Additionally, you can filter the user profile information that you want to import from Active "Directory by adding query clauses to the LDAP search filter.
For example, you can use the following LDAP search filter to import all enabled and disabled user accounts from Active Directory to SharePoint:
However, you can also use a query clause to import a subset of user accounts in Active Directory. The following LDAP search filter to import active user accounts from Active Directory to SharePoint:
Import User Profile Information of Enabled User Accounts from Active Directory to SharePoint Portal Server 2003
To import user profile information of user accounts that are
enabled in Active Directory to SharePoint Portal Server, follow these steps:
On the Site Settings page of the portal
site, on the User Profile, Audiences, and Personal Sites page,
click Manage profile database.
On the Manage Profile Database page, click
Configure profile import.
On the Configure Profile Import page, in
the Source area, click Custom
In the Access Account area, type the user
account name and password of the user account that has appropriate permissions
to access Active Directory.
In the Full Import Schedule area, click to
select the Schedule full import check box, and then specify
the full import schedule that you want.
In the Incremental Import Schedule area,
click to select the Schedule incremental import check box, and
then specify the incremental import schedule that you want.
Note If the Schedule incremental import option is not
available (appears dimmed), click to select the Import from Active
Directory by using the incremental method check box in the
Important To perform incremental imports for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Active Directory, the user account that you use to perform the import operation
must have the Replicating Directory Changes permission. This permission is not
required to perform incremental imports for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Active Directory. To assign the Replicating Directory Changes permission to the
user account that you use to perform the import operation, follow these steps:
Start Active Directory Users and Computers.
On the View menu, click
Right-click the domain object, and then click
Click the Security tab.
In the Group or user names list, click
the user account that you want to use to perform the import operation.
If the user account is not displayed in the list, click
Add, type the name of the user who you want to add, and then
In the Permissions for
UserName list, click to select the
Allow check box next to the Replicating Directory
Changes permission, and then click OK.
On the Manage Connections page, do one of
the following as appropriate to your situation:
Click the name of the domain that you want to edit, and
then click Edit.
Click New connection to add a new
domain controller that contains the user profiles that you want to
On the Edit Connection or Add
Connection page (as appropriate to your situation), in the
Search Settings area, do the following:
In the Search base box, type the
distinguished name (DN) of the Active Directory object from where you want to
import the user profiles.
The DN of the search base object defines
the location in Active Directory where you want to start your search. The
following are examples of DNs:
In the User filter box, type the
following LDAP search filter:
For more information about how to import user profiles in
SharePoint Portal Server, see the "Managing User Profiles from Active
Directory" topic in the "Administration" section of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide. The Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide (Administrator's Help.chm) is located in the Docs folder in the
root of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD.
For more information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft website: