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How To Add User Into Active Directory Via Sharepoint

Adding a user into Active Directory via Sharepoint can be done using the SharePoint Active Directory import option (AD import). This option allows you to import user profile data from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in your domain. However, it’s important to note that this method only works with AD DS and does not support other directory services.

To configure SharePoint Server to use AD Import, you need to perform three procedures in Central Administration.

First, go to the SharePoint Central Administration website, click on “Manage service applications” in the Application Management section, select the User Profile service application, and then click on “Configure Synchronization Settings” in the Synchronization section. On the Configure Synchronization Settings page, select the “Use SharePoint Active Directory Import” option.

Next, create a synchronization connection to AD DS. To do this, go to the Synchronization Connections page in the Manage Service Applications section, click on “Create New Connection”, and fill in the required information for the connection, such as the fully qualified domain name, authentication provider, account name, and password.

Finally, map user profile properties to the user information retrieved from AD DS. Go to the Manage User Properties page in the Manage Profile Service section, select the property you want to map, and click on “Edit”. In the Property Mapping for Synchronization section, you can remove existing mappings or add new mappings by selecting the data connection and specifying the directory service attribute.

After configuring AD Import, you can start profile synchronization by going to the Manage Profile Service page and clicking on “Start Profile Synchronization” in the Synchronization section.

It’s important to note that custom user profile properties created in SharePoint are not synced back to Azure AD. Additionally, custom properties from AD or Azure AD are not synchronized with SharePoint by default, but you can bulk update them using PowerShell.

If you need further assistance or have technical questions, you can visit the SharePoint discussion forum for support.

Configuring SharePoint Server for AD Import

To configure SharePoint Server for AD Import, you need to perform three procedures in Central Administration.

First, navigate to the SharePoint Central Administration website. In the Application Management section, click on “Manage service applications”. From the list of service applications, select the User Profile service application.

In the User Profile service application, click on “Configure Synchronization Settings” in the Synchronization section. This will take you to the Configure Synchronization Settings page.

On the Configure Synchronization Settings page, select the “Use SharePoint Active Directory Import” option. This option allows you to import user profile data from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in your domain. It’s important to note that this method only works with AD DS and does not support other directory services.

Creating a Synchronization Connection

After configuring the synchronization settings, the next step is to create a synchronization connection to AD DS.

In the Manage Service Applications section, go to the Synchronization Connections page. Here, click on “Create New Connection” to begin the process of creating a new connection.

Fill in the required information for the connection, such as the fully qualified domain name, authentication provider, account name, and password. Once you have entered all the necessary details, the synchronization connection will be successfully created.

Mapping User Profile Properties

Once the synchronization connection is established, it’s time to map user profile properties to the user information retrieved from AD DS.

In the Manage Profile Service section, go to the Manage User Properties page. From the list of user properties, select the property you want to map and click on “Edit”.

In the Property Mapping for Synchronization section, you can remove existing mappings or add new mappings by selecting the data connection and specifying the directory service attribute.

After completing these procedures, you can start profile synchronization by going to the Manage Profile Service page and clicking on “Start Profile Synchronization” in the Synchronization section.

Keep in mind that custom user profile properties created in SharePoint are not synced back to Azure AD. Additionally, custom properties from AD or Azure AD are not synchronized with SharePoint by default, but you can bulk update them using PowerShell.

If you need further assistance or have technical questions, you can visit the SharePoint discussion forum for support.