Problems and Solutions

People Picker Error In MOSS 2007

When you deploy Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 in a forst that have multi-domain ( multi- global catologe) may you will face a problem when you search your user in active directory. i worked around this problem a lot of time and finally a solution come, below a snapshot that shows the error:







Describtion of the problem:

Error when doing a search for a user using people picker: “no results were found to match your search item please enter a new term or less specific”

Procedure of Work:

*Checked the user profiles and there were no user profiles imported from the domain to sharepoint

*Run the full import and set schedules for the incremental and full profile imports

*To synchronize the data in the SSP with the content databases of the sites, we run the below commands:

1.       Stsadm -o sync -listolddatabases 0

2.       Stsadm -o sync -deleteolddatabases 0

3.       Stsadm -o sync -IgnoreIsActive 1   (to sync all users irrespective of the tp_IsActive flag (0 or 1))

4.       Stsadm -o sync -synctiming M:1

5.       Wait for 5 min

6.       Verify if the Profsync has completed by running     stsadm -o sync -listolddatabases 0

7.       Stsadm -o sync -synctiming H:1 

** And Now To set people picker to search for users in specific domain, we run the below commands:

stsadm -o setapppassword -password password

stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv “domain:your Domain,Your domain\AdminAccount,*******” -url http:// Your Site:port

For example: stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv “,test\setupadmin,password” -url http://test-portal:8080

Note: if the issue occurs again later on a different web application, just change the URL from the above command.

I hope that help you to avoid this problem…

good luck for all

By Eng. Abdallah Sawalha

IT Consultant and Trainer

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