Importing Profiles ffrom Specific OU/groups RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to know if there is a way of scheduling profile imports from a specific OUs/groups.  The reason for this is simple, I don't want to import profiles for service accounts etc.


    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:01 PM


  • Hello,


    To import user profile information of user accounts that are enabled in Active Directory to Office SharePoint Server 2007, follow these steps:

    1.     On the Shared Services Administration page, click User profiles and Properties.

    2.     On the User Profiles and Properties page, click View import connections.

    3.     On the View import connections page, follow one of these steps as appropriate to your situation:

    o    Click the Active Directory import connection that you want to edit, and then click Edit.

    o    Click New connection to add a new domain controller that contains the user profiles that you want to import.

    4.     On the Edit Connection page or on the Add Connection page, following these steps:

    ·          In the User filter box, type the following LDAP search filter:
    (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)( !(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)))

    ·          Follow instructions on the left side of the page to perform other settings as appropriate to your situation.

    1.     Click OK.


    The user filter can work by the LDAP search filter you designate, to know more about the LDAP search filter, please refer to:


    Search Filter Syntax



    Thanks and hope it helps.


    Best Regards,

    Lionel Chen

    • Marked as answer by Lu Zou-MSFT Friday, July 3, 2009 9:15 AM
    Friday, June 26, 2009 9:47 AM