Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Create and Configure User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2013

In this article, we will go through the steps of creating and configuring the User Profile Service Application and will setup a synchronization connection in SharePoint 2013.

Navigate to Central Administration page, Click on Manage Service Application

Click on New from the Ribbon bar and Select User Profile Service Application
Provide the following details:
  • Name
  • Application Pool Name
  • Service Account: farm but change it to a service account later after creation
  • Database Server Name: 
  • My Site Host URL:
  • My Site Managed path:
  • Site Naming Format:

Click on Ok  to Provision the Service Application

Start the following Service

  • User Profile Service
  • User Profile Synchronization Service


To configure a synchronization connection, Click on Configure Synchronization Connections

Click on Create New Connection 
Enter the Sync Connection Name
Select Active Directory
Enter the Domain Controller Name
Select the Authentication Provider as Windows Authentication
Enter the Service Account details
Note: This account should have Read Delegation rights on Active Directory Domain Controller

Click on Populate Containers
Select the Containers where you have got users.

Click Ok

Now run a Full Synchronization

 It has imported around 2567 user accounts


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