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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Creating a synchronization connection

User Profile Synchronization synchronizes directory or business system information with the SharePoint store. This is a two-way sync. However, you must decide whether a specific user profile property will be exported or imported. By default, user profile properties are configured to be imported.

Once this information is imported, it can be utilized in audiences and the social experience, for example, the Silverlight Organization browser found under My Profile.

SharePoint can sync with the following:

  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Novell eDirectory version 8.7.3 (LDAP)
  • SunOne version 5.2
  • IBM Tivoli 5.2
  • Business Data Connectivity Service (BCS)

In this recipe, we will set up a connection and start synchronization. ...

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