Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016

This course will teach you how to create the User Profile Service Application and synchronize user profile information from Active Directory using either AD Import, or Microsoft identity Manager with SharePoint 2016.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2017
Duration
2h 1m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 27, 2017
Duration
2h 1m
Description

If you are planning to use any of the social features of SharePoint such as My Sites, Yammer, and even user profiles, then you are going to need to know how to configure the User Profile Service Application (UPSA), and use it to import user profile information into SharePoint. In this course, Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016, you'll learn just that. First, you'll discover how to create the UPSA and the MY Site Host. Next, you'll explore how to perform a simple AD Import to bring user profile information into the UPSA. Finally, you'll learn to install and configure Microsoft Identity Manager and use it with for a full synchronization of user profile information from Active Directory, along with user profile pictures, into the UPSA and SharePoint. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and the knowledge to create the User Profile Service Application and import, or synchronize user profile data from Active Directory.

About the author
About the author

Bill Kulterman is an educator, author, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Bill has been a trainer for more than a dozen years, educating students in Excel, Visio and a bevy of additional solutions. In recent years he has focused solely on SharePoint and SharePoint Online through Office 365. When he's not creating courses, he can usually be found riding his bike or relaxing near his Koi pond.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Bill Kulterman, and welcome to my course, Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016. I am an eLearning courseware author for the Information Technology Industry. In this course, we learn how to create the User Profile Service Application and synchronize user profile information from Active Directory using AD Import. We will then learn how to set up and install Microsoft Identity Manager, and how to use it for user profile synchronization with SharePoint 2016. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, creating the User Profile Service Application, preparing for and performing an AD Import of user information from Active Directory into the User Profile Service Application, installing Microsoft Identity Manager, which includes the installation of an instance of SQL Server, and preparing for and performing the synchronization of user information from Active Directory into SharePoint 2016 using Microsoft Identity Manager. By the end of this course you'll know how to create the My Site host, the User Profile Service Application, and two ways of getting user profile information into SharePoint 2016, those being AD Import and using Microsoft Identity Manager. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Active Directory, SharePoint, and PowerShell. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the User Profile Service Application, AD Import, and Microsoft Identity Manager with my course, Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016, at Pluralsight.

Create the User Profile Service Application
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Create the User Profile Service Application. Boy, that's a mouthful, isn't it? And that is what we're going to do in this module, exactly what the title says. So let's go ahead and have a little bit of a look at what we're going to exactly do. We're going to start this lesson by creating the My Site host, and I know you're thinking, wait a minute Bill, I thought you said we were going to go ahead and create the User Profile Service Application, and we are, but first we have to create the My Site host, and that's simply an empty site collection that lives in the root of the web application. When we go ahead and create the User Profile Service Application, you're going to see that it's going to ask us where is that My Site host, where is that site collection that's going to host the My Sites. Before we can go ahead and create that User Profile Service Application, we need to know that, we have to have that My Site host in place, so we have to do that first. Then we're going to go ahead and create the User Profile Service Application, and we'll do that in Central Administration, very, very simple. So why don't we go ahead, and let's get started.

Create a Synchronization Connection
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Create a Synchronization Connection. In this module, we will take a look at synchronization options. We'll talk about the differences between using Active Directory Import and Microsoft Identity Manager for your synchronization, and we'll take a look at one great big, what not to do, specifically when using Microsoft Identity Manager, or MIM as we will refer to it throughout the rest of this course. Then we're going to go ahead and actually create the connection. It's a very simple process, we're going to be doing this only for AD Import in this module. Later on in the course, we'll spend a lot of time working with MIM. So, why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Perform the Active Directory Import
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Perform the Active Directory Import. We're going to start this module, and we alluded to this at the end of the last module, the first thing we have to do is grant replicate directory changes to the farm account, and we're going to do that of course in Active Directory. Then we'll go ahead and actually start the import, and it's very simple. If you have done this in the past, if you tried to use the User Profile Service in 2013, 2010, you know it's a big headache. It's much easier here just using AD Import, we simply have to start the import, and we'll look at the differences between a full import and an incremental import, and once the import is done, we will go ahead and check for all those user profiles, we'll see that all of that information had come in correctly from Active Directory to our SharePoint. So why don't we go ahead, and let's get started.

Intro to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) with SharePoint 2016
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Intro to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) with SharePoint 2016. Now, in this module we have rolled back, I've rolled back our servers, now remember we did the AD Import, and we can't have that have happened already and then go ahead and use MIM, so I had to roll back, and we're at the point right now where we have our My Site host in place and our User Profile Service Application has been created, but we haven't done anything with AD Import, so just so you know, that's where we're at now so you don't get confused. And in this module, we're going to go ahead and talk about why we want to use MIM. I know we did a little bit of that before, we'll give you a little bit more information now. We're also going to take a look at the MIM prerequisites, the things that you need to have in place and that you need to know before we go ahead and start MIM, and one of those things is we need very specific service accounts for MIM, we need to create those accounts in this module when we get to the demo portion, and we're going to permission them accordingly. And remember when we did the AD Import we had to grant replicate directory changes to our account, we have to do that also with MIM, but we have to do a few more things as well. So why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Installing SQL for Use with MIM
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Installing SQL for Use with MIM. Now this is going to be a pretty straightforward module, there's nothing complex, nothing hard, it's going to be very, very easy, short, quick. All we're doing is installing SQL, and if you've ever done it before like for your SharePoint farm, it's basically the same process, there isn't going to be very much new for you. We're going to start, we're going to go over the prerequisites. Now I know we talked about some of them before, but there's a couple things we need to know and have in place, and we're going to do that before we get started, and then we're going to start the installation. And we will be logged in to our MIM server as our MIMSQL admin account, and if you remember before in a previous module we talked about that. So lots of great stuff, why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Installing Microsoft Identity Manager
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Installing Microsoft Identity Manager. Well we're finally here, we've finally gotten to the part where we're actually going to install MIM. Well let's be clear about this. MIM is comprised of many parts, several different components, and in all reality, the only piece that we need is the Synchronization Service, and I'll show you where that is in the downloads so we can go ahead and just get that piece, that's all we need to work with SharePoint, that and the SharePoint Connector, which is a separate piece of software that has to be downloaded, and we'll go ahead and install that once we're done with the MIM installation. A lot of great stuff in store, so why don't we go ahead, and let's get started.

Start the Synchronization with MIM
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill, and this module is Start the Synchronization with MIM. Alright, in this lesson the first thing we need to do is load the synchronization module. We have to take all of those PowerShell scripts that we downloaded from GitHub and load them onto the system, we have to import them so we can run them. Then, we're going to start the synchronization. And this is not going to be just a simple let's get the PowerShell kicked off and let it go, we're going to have to interact with it, there's a number of things that we're going to have to do throughout that installation. And the last thing we're going to need to do is check the outcome. Once everything is done loading and running, we've got to go ahead and check to make sure that everything worked out okay, and if it did, we're done. We have lots of great stuff in store in this module, so why don't we go ahead, and let's get started.