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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Adding a user subtype for user profile

Subtypes are a way of classifying users with a more granular set of properties. Companies have many types of users. Here are some of the types:

  • Consultants
  • Employees (Hourly/Salary)
  • Interns
  • Retired employees

This recipe will show how to create a subtype and classify someone.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site. The User Profile Service should be running with users from Active Directory.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Central Administration screen and click Application Management.
  2. The third section is Service Applications. Under this section, click Manage service applications.
  3. Find User Profile Service Application and left-click to the right of the name— the ...

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