SPC310 . Best Practices A round SharePoint 2010 User Profiles. Scott Jamison Chief Architect Jornata LLC. Meet Scott Jamison. Chief Architect at Jornata (booth 650) SharePoint partner with Gold Competency in Portals & Collab Formerly a Director at Microsoft SharePoint MVP
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You don’t have to enable personal sites if you just want people search and social computing.
Put your my site host on its own web application.
Do not pre-create a personal site for everyone.
It’s a waste of resources. They’ll already have a profile.
Encourage users to observe and use the existing tags. It maintains consistency.
Enable Metadata Keyword Social Promotion
Ratings are overrated.
Use with caution.
Enable the Activity Feed Timer Job.
Change the schedule to suit your needs.
RTM: disabled by default
SP1: enabled by default
Default schedule is Hourly.
Activity Feed - User profile DB
Custom Timer Job
Activity Timer Job
Profile and social gatherers
Change log - User profile DB
User Profile Service
The FIM Client is located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Synchronization Service\UIShell\miisclient.exe
Step away from the keyboard.
Take time to plan.
The AD team will lie to you. So take note.
Configure write-back to AD to show a picture of your users in Outlook & Lync.
This requires additional permissions.
Once you’ve planned accordingly,
only then should you create and
configure your service applications
Use a Dedicated Service Account for Sync
To filter out disabled accounts, set
userAccountControl (Bit on equals) 2