Chapter 2. The User Profile Service

It is essential to have user profiles if you are going to have My Sites, so the first step in getting your My Site implementation going is getting the User Profile Service (UPS) up and running. The UPS in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is much more complicated than in SharePoint 2007, but with some careful preparation, you can overcome this hurdle. One of the main reasons for the complexities is that the SharePoint 2010 UPS incorporates Forefront Identity Manager (FIM). This is not the full FIM product sold by Microsoft; rather, it’s the tools representing a small subset of the FIM family. Another reason is that profiles in SharePoint 2010 can ...

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